Supreme Court Rejects Qwest On Privileged Documents

Law360, New York (November 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear a case in which embattled Qwest Communications International Inc. argued it should not have to turn over privileged documents to the shareholders suing it over alleged securities fraud.

Qwest’s appeal challenged a lower court’s ruling that allowed sensitive documents that were viewed by government agencies during securities fraud investigations to also be used by private parties in their class actions suits.

The Colorado-based company was concerned about documents turned over to the Securities and Exchange Commission and...
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