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On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The United States Court Of Appeals For The Sixth Circuit, Brief Of The Federal Bar Association As Amicus Curiae, The Upjohn Company, Et Al. V. United States Of America, Et Al., Thomas G. Lilly, Alfred F. Belcuore, Paul F. Rothstein, Ronald L. Carlson Jan 1979

On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari To The United States Court Of Appeals For The Sixth Circuit, Brief Of The Federal Bar Association As Amicus Curiae, The Upjohn Company, Et Al. V. United States Of America, Et Al., Thomas G. Lilly, Alfred F. Belcuore, Paul F. Rothstein, Ronald L. Carlson

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

This case presents the question of whether communications between employees of a corporation and an attorney representing that corporation are entitled to the full protections of the attorney-client privilege only when the employees are those responsible for deciding and directing the corporation's response to the attorney's legal advice.


Federal Discovery: A Survey Of Local Rules And Practices In View Of Proposed Changes To The Federal Rules, Sherman L. Cohn Jan 1979

Federal Discovery: A Survey Of Local Rules And Practices In View Of Proposed Changes To The Federal Rules, Sherman L. Cohn

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Traditionally, except for the limited role played by pleadings and bills of particulars, the attorney in a law court did not disclose evidentiary matters until trial. "A judicial proceeding was a battle of wits rather than a search for the truth,"' and thus, each side was protected to a large extent against disclosure of his case until counsel chose to disclose it at trial. This philosophy changed some forty years ago with the introduction of discovery in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In the words of Mr. Justice Murphy, the discovery rules meant that "civil trials in the federal ...


Multiple Representation And Conflicts Of Interest In Criminal Cases, Peter W. Tague Jan 1979

Multiple Representation And Conflicts Of Interest In Criminal Cases, Peter W. Tague

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Conflicts of interest resulting from multiple representation in criminal cases impose heavy burdens on all the participants in the criminal justice system. Although the Supreme Court in Holloway v. Arkansas refused to hold that joint representation is unconstitutional per se, it recently approved Proposed Rule of Criminal Procedure 44(c), which would require trial courts to protect a defendant's right to counsel in this situation. After discussing the current approaches of the courts to the problems presented by joint representation, Professor Tague analyzes the proposed rule. He criticizes the proposed rule for its failure to define the role of ...


Rule 10b-5 And The Corporation’S Affirmative Duty To Disclose, Jeffrey D. Bauman Jan 1979

Rule 10b-5 And The Corporation’S Affirmative Duty To Disclose, Jeffrey D. Bauman

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In order to make responsible investment decisions investors must be adequately informed. In this article Professor Bauman argues that the existing disclosure requirements of the federal securities laws do not meet the informational needs of investors because there is no affirmative duty to disclose all material information. In order to fill this substantial gap in the existing disclosure scheme, Professor Bauman argues that rule lob-5 should be read to require prompt disclosure of all material information subject only to limited exceptions and should be applicable even in the absence of trading or prior inaccurate disclosure.


In Memoriam: Charles Fahy, Sherman L. Cohn Jan 1979

In Memoriam: Charles Fahy, Sherman L. Cohn

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Charles Fahy received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Georgetown in 1914. He attended school in the evenings while working in the day as legal secretary to Joseph J. Darlington, then a leader of the local bar.


Special Report - Federal Criminal Code Revision: Some Problems With Culpability Provisions, Paul F. Rothstein Jan 1979

Special Report - Federal Criminal Code Revision: Some Problems With Culpability Provisions, Paul F. Rothstein

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The age of federal codification is upon us. The Federal Rules of Evidence and the new bankruptcy and copyright revisions are but examples. By far the most ambitious undertaking in this regard is the effort to recodify federal criminal law.

The federal criminal code project, spanning more than a decade was most recently embodied in the last Congress in S. 1437, which passed the Senate, and H.R. 13959, which competed in the House with S. 1437. Neither bill passed the House. Thus, the Congress closed without a new Code. But both the bills will be back with us, introduced ...