Pa. Newspaper Can't Get City's Settlement Negotiation Docs

Law360, Philadelphia (August 16, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records cannot compel the disclosure of settlement negotiation-related documents that the city of Pittsburgh has said are protected by attorney-client privilege, a state appeals court ruled Thursday in a loss for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Post-Gazette reporter Jonathan Silver filed a request under the state’s Right to Know Law in 2010 seeking documents related to the city of Pittsburgh’s settlement negotiations with the family of Curtis Mitchell, a city resident who, the paper reported, died from an enlarged heart after paramedics failed...
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