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Trusts & Estates Attorney-Client Privilege – Attorney-Fiduciary Privilege – First Impression (access required)

On a matter of first impression, the court rules that, under S.C. Code Ann. § 62-1-110, the attorney-client privilege applies to communications between the defendant-trustees and their lawyer. The plaintiff-co-trustee is not entitled to discover those communications, even though they are collateral to the trust. The court modifies and adopts the magistrate judge’s recommendation and denies ...

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