Lawsuit Against General Motors Tests Attorney-Client Privilege

Last week, plaintiffs suing G.M. asked a Federal District Court to find that the company and its lawyers engaged in criminal or fraudulent activity by covering up the defect, reports the New York Times. That, the plaintiffs say, allows the court to lift the veil of confidentiality over their communications. This request presents a significant threat that could reveal even more embarrassing information about how the automaker’s lawyers dealt with the defect.