In re: Napster, Inc. Copyright Litig., 06-15886, 06-72515
In a civil case in which outright disclosure of attorney-client communications is sought under the crime-fraud exception: 1) both parties have a right to present evidence to the district court; and 2) the party seeking disclosure must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the exception applies.
- Decided 03/14/2007
- Published 03/14/2007
WILLIAM A. FLETCHER, Circuit Judge., Before FERNANDEZ, W. FLETCHER, and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges.
United States Ninth Circuit
R. Bruce Rich, Kenneth L. Steinthal, Elizabeth Stotland Weiswasser, Jonathan Bloom, Mark J. Fiore, Weil Gotshal & Manges, New York, NY; Matthew D. Powers, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Redwood Shores, California; Gayle E. Rosenstein, Gregory S. Coleman (argued) and Marc S. Tabolsky, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Austin, TX, for the appellants.
Daniel P. Collins, Glenn Douglas Pomerantz, Kelly M. Klaus, Fred A. Rowley, Jr., Munger Tolles & Olson, Los Angeles, CA; Carey Ramos, Lynn B. Bayard, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, New York, NY; Peter L. Simmons, Mitchell E. Epner, Fried Frank Harris Shriver Jacobson, New York, NY, for the appellees.