Judge Finds Indemnity Agreement Waived Accountant-Client Privilege

ERIE, Pa. - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on June 8 ordered the managing members of a Pennsylvania-based oil company to produce records and notes from their accountant to the insurance commissioner of the State of Connecticut after finding that the records were not protected from disclosure by the accountant-client privilege (The Insurance Commission of the State of Connecticut, as liquidator of the Connecticut Surety Company v. Rudolph Novotny, et al., No. 07-262, W.D. Pa.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79699).

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