Tripartite Privilege? A review of the applicability of the common interest doctrine to the cedent-reinsurer relationship

Tripartite Privilege? A review of the applicability of the common interest doctrine to the cedent-reinsurer relationship
June 2016
Amy L. Piccola
ARIAS U.S. Quarterly

Amy Piccola, an associate in Saul Ewing’s Insurance Practice, authored this article using notable cases to illustrate how the common interest doctrine plays a pivotal role in the cedent-reinsurer relationship. The doctrine commonly serves as an exception to the protections of attorney-client privilege when a third party is involved. The article notes how the doctrine can be used to prevent policyholders’ attempts to access insurers’ privileged materials, as well as how reinsurers’ attempt to use the doctrine to obtain privileged materials.

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