No Mandamus For Whirlpool In LG Dryer Spat: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 3, 2010, 7:33 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected Whirlpool Corp.'s attempt to characterize agents from outside advertising companies as de facto employees whose work was protected under attorney-client privilege, leaving the documents in play in LG Electronics USA Inc.'s suit over Whirlpool's allegedly false claims that its dryers use steam heat.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied Whirlpool's petition for a writ of mandamus to overturn an order to compel Whirlpool to turn over its advertising documents to LG Electronics, saying Whirlpool failed...
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