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Attorney-client Communications – Work Product

Harold C. Lane, Jr., v. Sharp Packaging, 2002 WI 28, on certification Issue/Holding: Work-product is a “qualified privilege” to refuse disclosure of materials generated by counsel in anticipation of litigation that only gives way upon showing of substantial need along with undue hardship in obtaining the substantial equivalent through other means. ¶61. The trial court erroneously exercised… Read More

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In Re: A Witness Before the Special Grand Jury, 288 F.3d 289 (7th Cir. 2002) Issue/Holding: Privilege between government lawyer and client — state agency — does not extend to criminal proceedings such as grand jury investigation… Read More

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Attorney-client Communications – Work Product

In re Petition for Subpoena of Documents: Ramiro Estrada v. State, 228 Wis.2d 459, 596 N.W.2d 496 (Ct. App. 1999) For Estrada: Keith A. Steckbauer Holding: An alleged sexual assault perpetrator’s wife videotaped an interview with the complainant, after an attorney told them it would be helpful to know more about the allegations. The court of… Read More

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State v. Robert J. Nichelson, 220 Wis. 2d 214, 582 N.W.2d 460 (Ct. App. 1998) For Nichelson: Paul M. Moldenhauer Issue/Holding: fn. 8: The State’s right to question a defendant’s attorney when the defendant alleges that the attorney failed to properly inform him or her before entering a plea is established in State v. Van… Read More

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