Magistrate Judge: Draft Of Termination Letter Is Not Privileged

Magistrate Judge: Draft Of Termination Letter Is Not Privileged

CINCINNATI - The production of a draft copy of an employment termination letter that contained handwritten notes by the associate relations manager who wrote the document did not result in a waiver of the attorney-client privilege, a federal magistrate judge in Ohio ruled Aug. 19, because the notes did not contain the advice of counsel (John Yarberry v. Gregg Appliances Inc., No. 12-cv-611, S.D. Ohio; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117198).

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