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Hickman v. Taylor
Citation:329 U.S. 495, 67 S.Ct. 385, 91 L.Ed. 451 (1947)
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Hickman v. Taylor
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Five crew members died in an accident on the tugboat, J.M. Taylor (Defendant). An attorney was hired by the Defendant to investigate the accident. The attorney interviewed four survivors who later publicly testified about the accident. A representative of one of the victims (Plaintiff) sued Defendant and requested through discovery the attorney’s written statements from the survivors. Defendant’s argued the statements were privileged attorney work product.
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