Documents involving attorney-client privilege can be exempted from public records request

Published: 01/31/2013

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled this week that records protected by an attorney-client privilege need not be submitted without redaction in response to a public records inquiry.

In the 7-0 ruling, the justices rejected Kent Lanham’s request for a writ of mandamus compelling the attorney general to give him unredacted copies of records related to allegations that a former state representative simultaneously served in a mayor’s court and in public office.

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