The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a case in which Qwest Communications International Inc. had been ordered to produce 220,000 pages of documents to shareholders in a civil securities fraud lawsuit. Qwest attorneys had argued the documents were protected by attorney-client and work-product privilege. The 10th Circuit upheld a lower court's decision that the company waived its privilege when it gave the documents to the SEC and DOJ.
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Qwest Case Involving Privilege Protections
The Associated Press
November 14, 2006