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2008 Ky. App. LEXIS 18 61.878, 61.870 The Governor’s administration was properly ordered to release service description statements on attorney billing records reflecting the general nature of legal services rendered by nongovernmental lawyers retained in connection with an investigation of hiring practices. Such statements were not protected by the attorney-client privilege of KRE 503, and the trial court’s solution of allowing the administration to submit descriptions it believed to be privileged for in camera  review balanced the administration’s interest in the confidentiality of privileged materials and the public interest in disclosure. Commonwealth v. Scorsone, 2008 Ky. App. LEXIS 18 (Ky. Ct. App. Jan. 18, 2008), op. withdrawn, sub. op., 251 S.W.3d 328, 2008 Ky. App. LEXIS 40 (Ky. Ct. App. 2008). Link
Cabinet for Health v. Scorsone 61.870 Blanket redaction of descriptions of particular services rendered by nongovernment lawyers to various agencies in the governor’s administration was improper under the Open Records Act, KRS 61.870 to 61.884, as the attorney-client privilege under KRE 503 did not apply to every communication between an attorney and a client. Commonwealth v. Scorsone, 251 S.W.3d 328, 2008 Ky. App. LEXIS 40 (Ky. Ct. App. 2008). Link
Hahn v. University of Louisville 61.870 Public records protected by the attorney-client privilege are ordinarily excludable from the disclosure requirements of the Open Records Act. Hahn v. Univ. of Louisville, 80 S.W.3d 771, 2001 Ky. App. LEXIS 84 (Ky. Ct. App. 2001). Link
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