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Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes seeks to have company-linked emails with law firm protected
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Attorneys for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes are asking a federal judge in her fraud case to keep prosecutors from sharing email correspondences between the one-time billionaire and a law firm that had been hired to represent the health care tech startup, according to a recent report.
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Holmes’ attorneys argued that prosecutors would be violating attorney-client confidentiality by sharing emails between the firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and Theranos employees, according to The Wall Street Journal. But prosecutors say that privilege does not apply in this case because Boies Schiller represented Theranos and not Holmes herself, the report states.
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The argument arose during a Wednesday hearing in the case and was regarding 13 emails from between 2013 and 2016. They cover Theranos’ response to the fallout that stemmed from a bombshell Wall Street Journal report that brought to light the company’s allegedly inaccurate technology and Holmes’ allegedly fraudulent claims, the report states.