Newman v. Highland School District No. 203, No. 90194-5 (View WELA?s Brief)

This is a personal injury action arising from a head injury to a high school football player.? The question before the Washington Supreme Court is whether corporate counsel?s communications with a former corporate employee are protected by the attorney-client privilege when the communications occurred after the employment relationship ended.? There is no employment law issue in the case.? But, the scope of the corporate attorney-client privilege is an important issue for employment attorneys, and the plaintiff?s bar more broadly.? The WELA amicus brief will be written by Blythe Chandler and Jeffrey Needle.