US V. Textron Raises Concerns Over Work Product

Law360, New York (October 9, 2009, 2:41 PM EDT) -- An en banc ruling in Textron Inc.'s battle with the Internal Revenue Service over access to the company's tax accrual work papers could present the U.S. Supreme Court with an opportunity to clarify the reach of the work product doctrine.

The company plans to petition the Supreme Court over an Aug. 13 en banc ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that some attorneys say was a troubling departure from what the federal courts have considered protected under the doctrine.

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