December 8, 2006
District Court in 3d Cir. Rejects "Self-Critical Analysis Privilege"
The corporate party Kraft had asserted a privilege of internal evaluative materials in an employment discrimination case, but the district judge held there's no such privilege and found support in dicta in Third Circuit opinions. Story here from The Legal Intelligencer's Shannon Duffy (via Law.com). Judge Paul Diamond cited cases from the D.C., 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Circuits. The court issued its ruling sua sponte after first recognizing the privilege last year, leading the news story--oddly--to discuss the more accurate term mea sponte. [Alan Childress]
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