On July 12, 2018, we filed a complaint on behalf of Kathleen Bliss and a proposed class of attorneys, alleging that the for-profit prison company CoreCivic had recorded attorney-client privileged conversations in violation of federal and state wiretaps laws. If you are an attorney who has had a client detained in any CoreCivic facility at any time since July 2016 and you would like more information about this case, please contact our paralegal, Kristine Nelson (email@example.com).This case is entitled Bliss v. CoreCivic, Inc., Case 2:18-cv-01280-JAD-EJY (District of Nevada)
January 20, 2022
Judge Denies CoreCivic’s Request to Dismiss Proposed Nationwide Wiretapping Class Action
On January 14, 2022, Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada ruled that a lawsuit against the for-profit prison company, CoreCivic, should move forward. CoreCivic had sought to dismiss the lawsuit, which is a proposed class action that alleges CoreCivic wiretapped attorneys’ phone calls with their clients who were confined in CoreCivic’s prisons and detention centers. The Plaintiff, Kathleen Bliss, is herself a criminal defense attorney and will seek to certify a nationwide class of attorneys who have had their calls with clients recorded, as well as a subclass of Nevada attorneys. Bliss alleges CoreCivic violated the Federal and Nevada Wiretap Acts.
Bliss said of the court’s decision: “The attorney-client relationship is one of the most important protections that the Constitution extends to all of us in America. It is key to our liberty, our ability to defend ourselves against government accusations. Judge Dorsey’s decision recognizes the seriousness, the importance of these rights; and though not deciding the merits, this first step demonstrates that all accused people expect and deserve to have the confidentiality of their innermost thoughts and conversations with counsel preserved and respected without violation or ill-intention.”
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