Hickman v. Taylor

Hickman v. Taylor
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Hickman v. Taylor, 329 U.S. 495 (1947), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court recognized the work-product doctrine, which holds that information obtained or produced by or for attorneys in anticipation of litigation may be protected from discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Court's decision in the case was unanimous. Excerpted from Hickman v. Taylor on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

329 U.S. 495

Hickman  v.  Taylor

 Argued: Nov. 13, 1946. --- Decided: Jan 13, 1947

[Syllabus from pages 495-497 intentionally omitted]

Mr.Abraham E. Freedman, of Philadelphia, Pa., for petitioner.

Messrs. William I. Radner, of Washington, D.C., and Samuel B. Fortenbaugh, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa., for respondents.

Mr. Justice MURPHY delivered the opinion of the Court.


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