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← Church Puts Legal Pressure on Abuse Victims’ Group

Alan4discussion's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by Alan4discussion

Missouri cases have gone to court to compel the group to disclose more than two decades of e-mails that could include correspondence with victims, lawyers, whistle-blowers, witnesses, the police, prosecutors and journalists.

A judge in Kansas City ruled that the network must comply because it “almost certainly” had information relevant to the case.

Is there not an issue of client confidentiality in victims consultations with some of these people?

I would suggest some lawyers have a look at the judge's statement to see if it it unclear, ambiguous, or even legal! If relevance to the case is the criteria, then clearly much of it is not! Exposing witnesses to intimidation would (in most places) be illegal!

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:49:03 UTC | #928700