Lawyer-client privilege doesn’t apply to pure facts
The Multnomah County district attorney has ordered a public agency, the Portland Development Commission, to release purely factual information gathered by an attorney (the agency had cited attorney-client privilege). If an agency asserts attorney-client privilege to withhold fact-finding reports from the public, you might want to reference this ruling in your appeal.
To read the full district attorney’s order, click on lawyer-client privilege limitation.
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