District Court Holds That Certain Communications Between Defendant And Non-Party Distributor Were Protected By The Common Interest Doctrine, While Other Communications That Were Primarily Business-In-Nature Were Not
On January 14, 2020, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued a ruling on a motion to compel documents withheld as being privileged, containing attorney work product, and subject to the common interest doctrine. Beijing Choice Elec. Tech. Co. v. Contec Med. Sys. USA, Inc., slip op. (N.D. Ill. Jan 14, 2020). The Court granted-in-part and denied-in-part the motion.