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Sometimes a party has to decide whether to give privileged information to its adversary. The benefit is the potential to use it at trial; the risk is the possibility of waiving other privileged information on the same subject matter. For disclosures made in a federal proceeding, Rule 502(a) of the Federal Rules of Evidence governs subject matter waiver. This article summarizes the rule and provides five recent examples of how courts have applied it.

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