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OPINION

� 1 Hospital Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, d/b/a/ Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (“Blue Cross”), HMO of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc., d/b/a First Priority Health (“First”), and Thomas Ward appeal from the order compelling them to produce all documents, including alleged privileged materials, relating to this action. *fn1 We are constrained to reverse and remand for proceedings consistent with this adjudication.

� 2 This case arises from a companion case captioned Howell Benefit Services, Inc. v. Hospital Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, et al., No. 1398-C-1997, which was settled in March 1997. Approximately four months after that case was settled, Harold McGovern et al., Appellees herein, filed a complaint against Appellants alleging breach of contract and tortious interference with existing and prospective contractual relations. The cause of actions in both cases stem from Appellants’ termination of a general agency agreement among them and Howell Benefit Services, Inc. (“Howell”). Howell provided health service representatives who assisted in the overall management of various group health insurance programs, and Appellees allege they are a sub-agent of Howell, which solicited applications for insurance on behalf of Appellants and who provided services to employer groups enrolled by Howell.

 
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