Supreme Court Rejects Textron Work Product Case

Law360, New York (May 24, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has shot down a request by Textron Inc. to hear an appeal of a work product privilege case that attorneys said could have far-reaching consequences on their ability to candidly assess their clients' risk of being sued.

The high court's denial Monday of Textron's petition for a writ of certiorari leaves standing a controversial ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, which limited the work product privilege to protect only “documents that are prepared 'for use' in litigation,”...
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