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Upjohn Co. v. United States
Citation:449 U.S. 383 (1981)
Upjohn Co. (Petitioner) manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals here and abroad. Independent accountants conducting an audit of one of Upjohn’s foreign subsidiaries discovered that the subsidiary made payments to foreign government officials to secure government business. Upjohn conducted an internal investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service requested that Upjohn produce documents disclosing certain questionable payments. The United States (Respondent) sought to enforce a summons for the documents from Upjohn. Upjohn objected that the documents were protected by the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine.
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