Mechanic Has Some Privileges In Bias Case: 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (May 13, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has held that a lower court “clearly erred” in finding that a Mexican mechanic bringing a race and national origin discrimination case against a unit of the Vancouver Fire Department in Washington had completely waived his attorney-client and work product privileges.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted Rolando Hernandez’s petition for a writ of mandamus, finding the district court’s privilege ruling was overly broad and directing the district court to reconsider its order granting the city...
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