Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Arlin M. Adams (argued), Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, Pa., for petitioners.
Marc Z. Edell (argued), Cynthia A. Walters, Budd Larner Gross Rosenbaum Greenberg & Sade, Short Hills, N.J., for respondent.
Before: GREENBERG, ALITO and ALDISERT, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
OPINION OF THE COURT
ALDISERT, Circuit Judge.
Several important questions are presented in this original petition in mandamus filed by leading tobacco companies. They request us to direct the district court to vacate its order that the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client, work product and joint defense privileges applies to various documents here, 140 F.R.D. 681, but the primary issue that we must decide is whether the district court properly exercised...
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