Magistrate Judge Finds Groups Properly Asserted Privilege Over Documents

PITTSBURGH - A federal magistrate judge in Pennsylvania overseeing discovery in a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) lawsuit on Nov. 22 denied a renewed motion to compel filed by a defendant company, finding that it was unable to show that the plaintiff groups waived privilege over documents they withheld under the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine by allegedly sharing them with third parties (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166029).

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