Court Strikes Down Los Angeles General Order 29

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Los Angeles General Order Second Amended No. 29, commonly referred to as "G.O. 29," was an important discovery tool for defendants in asbestos cases. Unfortunately, on Tuesday, December 18, the California Court of Appeal ruled in Snyder v. A.W. Chesterton that G.O. 29 was invalid because the requirements of G.O. 29 conflict with the work product doctrine which protects attorneys’ impressions, opinions, and conclusions.

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