Texas Justices Side With Insurer In Atty-Client Privilege Row

Law360 (February 15, 2019, 8:03 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled attorney-client privilege applies to communications between a Texas Windstorm Insurance Association employee who was also acting as an expert witness and the group's attorney, telling the city of Dickinson the communications aren't subject to discovery in its dispute over payouts made after 2008's Hurricane Ike.

In its opinion denying the city of Dickinson's petition to overturn the lower appellate court's decision, the Supreme Court said the city was trying to "broaden the scope of expert discovery to include material that is otherwise protected by the attorney-client privilege." The high court added that those rights...

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