Veterans Groups Win Bid For Docs In CIA Experiment Case

Law360, New York (April 9, 2012, 3:43 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday demanded government agencies produce hundreds of previously withheld documents concerning CIA experiments that allegedly exposed current and former military members to chemical and biological agents.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley waived the government's discovery privilege over most of the 705 documents because she said the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs waited too long to assert deliberative process privilege and prejudiced the ability of plaintiffs Vietnam Veterans of America and Swords to Plowshares to conduct discovery.

The veterans advocacy groups...
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