Banks v. United States, 2005 WL 974723 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 22, 2005)

Key Insight: Email between paralegal for U.S. Attorney’s Office and medical expert constituted work product, and inadvertent disclosure of email did not waive work product immunity under Ninth Circuit’s five-factor test, which balances: (1) the reasonableness of precautions to prevent inadvertent disclosure; (2) the time taken to rectify the error; (3) the scope of the discovery; (4) the extent of the disclosure; and (5) the overriding issue of fairness

Nature of Case: Medical malpractice

Electronic Data Involved: Email

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