Privileged Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Privileged evidence refers to evidence that is exempt from production to an opposing party. Privileged evidence is covered by one or more statutory and common law protections. For example, attorney-client privilege. The applicable standard for the attorney-client privilege is found in federal law where the asserted privileged evidence is relevant to federal as well as state law claims. [Palazzetti Import/Export, Inc. v. Morson, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10340 (S.D.N.Y. July 21, 2000)].