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Criminal Resource Manual 33 Court-Authorized Disclosure Of Intercepted Communications In Civil Litigation


Court-Authorized Disclosure of Intercepted Communications in Civil Litigation

The use and/or disclosure in connection with civil litigation of wire, oral, or electronic communications intercepted pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2510, et seq. is governed by 18 U.S.C. § 2517. In general, a court order is required prior to the use of such information in civil proceedings, or the disclosure of such information in preparation for the filing of a civil action or in connection with the ensuing proceedings. See this Manual at 34 for factors attorneys should consider prior to disclosure.

[cited in USAM 9-7.250]

Updated February 19, 2015