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Common-Interest Privilege

Common-Interest Privilege

Definition

An extension of the attorney-client privilege that protects as confidential communications between an attorney and client that are disclosed to third parties if the communication involves a common legal interest. In the defamation context, a common-interest privilege is a qualified privilege that protects defamatory statements if the communicator and the recipient share a common interest and the statement is made in good faith for the purpose of furthering that interest.

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