Plaintiff sues defendant law firm over securities trading advice. During discovery, defendant DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary http://www.dlapiper.com may seek information from LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae http://www.ligm.com and Seward & Kissel http://www.sewkis.com. What is different and interesting about this decision
is that that defendant is permitted to ask all about privileged conversations between the attorneys and the plaintiff client.
It is rare that a defendant in an attorney malpractice case can ask questions of other attorneys, much less ask about conversations and advice. In this case, as reported by Anthony Lin of the NYLJ http://www.nylj.com, discovery seems wide open.