Decision on Attorney-Client Privilege Spooks Defense Bar

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Writing for the majority, Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar said that law firm invoices aren't categorically shielded from disclosure. The court's dissenters complained the decision undermines a “pillar of our jurisprudence.”

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  • Gary W. Schons

    The hope that this decision will apply only to PRA requests is wishful thinking. This was a decision on the scope of the attorney-client privilege, not the PRA. One need only read the dissent.

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