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In re County of Erie
Citation:473 F.3d 413 (2d Cir. 2007)
Erie County (Respondent), a county in New York, faced a lawsuit by a class of arrested persons alleging they had been subjected to unconstitutional strip searches. The federal district court in New York ordered the discovery of emails between the county attorney and other county officials that solicit, contain, and discuss advice from attorney to client. The county argued that discovery was improper because the emails were protected by the attorney-client privilege.
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