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Civil Procedure Keyed to Spencer
Hickman v. Taylor
Citation:329 U.S. 495 (1947)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Five of nine employees of Defendant drowned when a tug boat they were working on sank. Before any litigation had commenced, Defendant hired a law firm to help defend them against any potential suits. The firm privately interviewed the living employees and recorded their statements. Plaintiff filed suit, and requested these statements as part of the discovery process. Defendant refused, stating that the statements were privileged matter obtained in preparation of litigation.
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