Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Use of Work Product Doctrine to Protect Documents

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On March 3, 2009, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upheld the trial court's determination that memoranda prepared by an accounting firm at the request of in-house counsel were protected as work product. Commissioner of Revenue v. Comcast Corp., SJC-10209 (Mass. Mar. 3, 2009). The court, however, rejected the trial court's holding that the attorney-client privilege protected the memoranda.

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