Panel: County Properly Withheld Emails As Privileged From Records Request

(August 11, 2016, 1:07 PM EDT) -- SPOKANE, Wash. — Emails between a county and a state agency pertaining to an environmental enforcement litigation were privileged as attorney work product, a Washington appeals panel found Aug. 9, affirming a trial court’s ruling that the emails were exempt from production pursuant to a records request made under Washington’s Public Records Act (PRA) (Kittitas County v. Sky Allphin, et al., No. 33241-1-III, Wash. App., Div. 3; 2016 Wash. App. LEXIS 1895).

(Opinion available. Document #68-160908-001Z.)

Enforcement Litigation

In 2011, Kittitas County, Wash., issued a notice...
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