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Fisher v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
361 F. App’x 974 (2010)
Tonia Fisher (plaintiff) was an employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (Southwestern Bell) (defendant). After she was fired, Fisher brought suit, contending that Southwestern Bell engaged in disability and gender discrimination. Fisher sought emotional-distress damages. At the district court, Southwestern Bell argued that Fisher was required to disclose her psychotherapy records. The district court allowed Southwestern Bell access to Fisher’s psychotherapy records, finding that the records were not protected by the psychotherapist-patient privilege. Subsequently, the district court granted summary judgment in favor of Southwestern Bell. Fisher appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Murphy, J.)
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