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Comcast Docs Protected From Mass. Tax Boss: Court

Law360, New York (March 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Massachusetts court has ruled that the state's work-product doctrine protected disclosure to the tax commissioner of discussions between Comcast Corp.'s in-house attorney and outside accountants over the structure of a stock sale mandated by an antitrust consent decree with the federal government.

The state's Supreme Judicial Court, which heard an appeal brought by Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue Navjeet Bal to weigh in on the issue, ruled Tuesday that the accountants' advice to the attorney was not shielded by attorney-client privilege but did qualify for seal...
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