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Court opinion issued Feb. 28, 2019

Court Opinions (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Animal Welfare Inst. v. Nat'l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. (D.D.C.) -- finding that NOAA properly relied on attorney-client and work-product privileges to withhold draft legal memorandum concerning enforcement of permitting rules for orca whale known as Tilikum; noting that those privileges were not waived when NOAA shared memorandum with other agencies because they shared common legal interests.

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