Monday, March 7, 2011
One of the best law faculty blogs out there is the relatively new blog, Summary Judgments, which contains posts by the faculty of the Loyola Law School Los Angeles. Recently, the blog hosted an "11" on 11" series, in which Loyola Law School professors weighed in on what they expect to be the biggest legal issues in their fields in 2011. Today, Dean Victor J. Gold posted the last entry in the series: You've got mail--but no privilege. The post concerns a recent opinion of the California Court of Appeals, Holmes v. Petrovich Development Company,---Cal.Rptr.3d---, 2011 WL 117230 (Cal.App.3d, 2011), which dealt with one of the hottest issues out there now: the privacy of e-mails sent by an employee from a work computer or a smartphone supplied by his employer. Specifically, it addressed the question of whether attorney-client privilege applies to such e-mails.
I would highly recommend the post to readers of this blog and would recommend the "11" on 11" series in general to all those interested in some of the best short form legal scholarship out there.