Jenner & Block Notes Stay Private In GM Ignition Switch MDL

By Caroline Simson (January 15, 2015, 3:27 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday refused to force General Motors LLC to hand over Jenner & Block LLP attorneys' notes on interviews conducted during firm chairman Anton Valukas' internal investigation of the automaker, saying the materials are protected work product.

Denying the plaintiffs' motion to compel in the multidistrict litigation over the ignition switch defect, U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman determined that notes relating to more than 350 interviews of 230 witnesses, including more than 200 current and former GM employees, were protected because the notes had been taken while preparing for litigation.

The judge did order GM...

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