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Davis v. State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Case No. CV96-312322


March 10, 2000

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Faith Corrigan, William Corrigan, attorney-client privilege, Sam Sheppard, diary, plaintiff's filing


Motion filed by the Estate to prevent the admission of notes and papers prepared by Dr. Samuel Sheppard for trial at the request of his attorney William J. Corrigan. The papers in question are biographical notes alleged to have been created by Dr. Sheppard at the request of his attorney and, according to the Estate, are protected by attorney-client privilege. The estate argued that this privilege was not waived when the notes and papers were donated to the Western Reserve Historical Society by Faith Corrigan after her father William Corrigan’s death, because “an attorney may not waive the attorney-client privilege unless by the express consent of the client.”