JPMorgan Doesn’t Have to Provide Lawyer E-Mails in Energy-Market Manipulation Probe

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) doesn’t have to turn over portions of e-mails sought by U.S. regulators in a probe of potential energy-market manipulation because a judge said they are protected by attorney-client privilege.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson in Washington today denied a request by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to force JPMorgan to provide unredacted copies of 25 e-mails. Robinson said she reviewed the documents and agreed that the redacted portions are confidential communications with JPMorgan’s lawyers.

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