Privilege Can't Protect Pa. Turnpike Panel, Justices Rule

Law360, Philadelphia (February 19, 2014, 5:09 PM EST) -- Attorney-client privilege does not shield the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission from discovery demands by the state’s attorney general seeking communications between agency officials and their attorneys as part of a grand jury investigation into suspected fraud, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

In a unanimous 6-0 ruling, the justices agreed that the commission should be required to turn over communications with its attorneys to the state’s Office of Attorney General after finding that the ‘client’ in any investigation into public corruption was not simply the agency...
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