Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. v. United States, 106 Fed. Cl. 571 (Fed. Cl. 2012)

Key Insight: Court held that the deliberative process privilege was subject to a timeliness requirement and, where government asserted the possibility that documents used at deposition were subject to the deliberative process privileged at the end of a deposition but waited ?roughly six months? to definitively assert the privilege and another ?nearly four months? to communicate that assertion to Plaintiff, the court held the privilege had been waived

Nature of Case: Alleged violation of Cost Accounting Standards

Electronic Data Involved: String of emails

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