Pa. Adopts Rule Banning Attorney-Expert Discovery

Over the objection of one of its members, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made official through a rule change what a divided court was forced to do when it couldn't reach a majority decision on the discoverability of attorney-expert communications: It made the communications off-limits in discovery.

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