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privileged

1. Law
a. not actionable as a libel or slander
b. (of a communication, document, etc.) that a witness cannot be compelled to divulge
2. Nautical (of a vessel) having the right of way
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In the very first sentence of Privileged Information, she notes that she agreed to review Johns' "Seasons" exhibition "over lunch" with an art-magazine editor.
One of the basic tenants of the attorney-client privilege is that disclosure of privileged information to a third party can waive privilege.
THE head of Cumbria Constabulary said yesterday his staff and officers have "a duty" to protect privileged information amid an inquiry into a leak over a crime commissioner's trips in a chauffeur-driven limousine.
However, they should not get privileged information by attending face-to-face events with those who set the questions."
The DIICOT office for fighting organised crime said Chairman Horia Ciorcila benefited from privileged information that Bank of Cyprus intended to acquire a stake in his bank.
The key question submitted was whether insider dealing is deemed to exist from the mere fact that a person in possession of privileged information has acted by using knowledge from this information.
Without even acknowledging the long-standing controversy that has brewed in state courts for years, the Van Asdale court adopted an enabling and pragmatic process for managing the use of confidential or privileged information in pursuit of SOX whistleblower claims.
He knows he has privileged information, and also knows that the majority of board members are indeed Liberal-Democrats and not Labour members.
Malcolm Calvert, a partner at Cazenove until he retired in 2000 after a 39-year career, is accused of using privileged information on a string of mergers or takeovers between 2003 and 2005 to target shares in the companies involved.
In the affair that saw trainer Alan Berry and farrier Steve O'Sullivan charged with conspiracy to defraud Betfair punters, O'Sullivan allegedly used privileged information, knowing that Hillside Girl was lame before running, to his own advantage on the betting exchange.
"One is to recommend a rule of procedure fix so that if the privileged information is ordered disclosed ...
Tonello says that many of the shortcomings from the Parmalat scandal "have been corrected by the most recent legislation, which designs new channels of communication among enforcement agencies and carves out specific exceptions to the laws on the protection of privacy and use of privileged information. But the effective cooperation of enforcement activities is the result of protocols and arrangements that are still being developed."