work product rule


work product rule
n.
A rule protecting work product from discovery.

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work product rule
A legal doctrine that provides that certain materials prepared by an attorney who is acting on behalf of his or her client during preparation for litigation are privileged from discovery by the attorney for the opposition party.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


work product rule
A legal doctrine that provides that certain materials prepared by an attorney who is acting on behalf of his or her client during preparation for litigation are privileged from discovery by the attorney for the opposition party.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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