Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Abraham E. Freedman argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief were Milton M. Borowsky and Charles Lakatos.
Samuel B. Fortenbaugh, Jr. and William I. Radner argued the cause for respondents. With them on the brief was Benjamin F. Stahl, Jr.
Briefs were filed by Lee Pressman and Frank Donner for the United Railroad Workers of America, and by William L. Standard for the National Maritime Union of America, as amici curiae, urging reversal.
Briefs were filed by B. Allston Moore, James W. Ryan and J. Harry LaBrum for the American Bar Association, and by John C. Prizer, Albert T. Gould, Leslie C. Krusen, D. Roger Englar, Joseph W. Henderson, Jos. M. Rault, Archie M. Stevenson and Thomas E. Byrne, Jr. for the Maritime Law Association of the United States, as amici curiae, urging affirmance.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the Court.
This case presents an important problem under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as to the extent to which a party may inquire into oral and written statements of witnesses, or other information, secured by an adverse party's counsel in the course of preparation for possible litigation after a claim has arisen. Examination into a person's files and records, including those resulting from the professional activities...
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