Turkey Cos. Says Hagens Berman can’t shield pre-client probe

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Law360 (July 15, 2021, 6:41 p.m. EDT) – Major turkey producers like Cargill, Butterball and Perdue on Wednesday asked an Illinois federal judge to compel Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP to hand over a private detective’s filing covering the company’s price fixing support complaint, argue lawyer labor product privilege does not apply to investigations before an actual client.

In response to a motion to dismiss their subpoena for the investigative materials, the turkey producers responded with a double appeal brief and a motion to coerce the investigation file created by On Point Investigations LLC when the investigation firm was hired to deal with former employees of the defendant.

On point, the producers said, was …

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