Magistrate Judge Brooke C. Wells – Attorney/client privilege
THE SCO GROUP, INC. Plaintiff/Counterclaim-Defendant, v. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Defendant/Counterclaim-Plaintiff.
Civil No. 2:03CV0294
2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62980
September 1, 2006
Magistrate Judge Brooke C. Wells
My first comment on this case is that there are countless lawyers involved. It takes up a full page just to list all the lawyers.
Second comment is that the motion that prompted the order is docket no. 678!! Wow. Lots of lawyers billing lots of hours. This post is not the place to outline the vast amounts of litigation involving SCO within the District of Utah. Maybe someday.
The present matter involves The SCO Group Inc.’s (SCO) Motion for In Camera Review of Allegedly Privileged Documents. IBM argues that the documents are protected by attorney-client privilege. SCO argues the documents are not privileged, should be produced and should be available for deposition of 30(b)(6) depositions.
The court held in favor of IBM and stated: “IBM has met its burden of establishing the applicability of the attorney-client privilege. And, the court further finds that the documents at issue are protected from disclosure by the attorney-client privilege. Therefore, the documents are not discoverable and do not need to be provided to SCO.”