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Hughes v. Meade

453 S.W.2d 538 (1970)

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Hughes v. Meade

Kentucky Court of Appeals

453 S.W.2d 538 (1970)

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Facts

An individual contacted Henry Hughes (plaintiff), an attorney, for assistance in returning a stolen typewriter to the Lexington Police Department. Later, Williams was charged in Fayette Circuit Court for stealing the typewriter. Hughes was called as a witness in Williams’s trial. Hughes was asked to identify the individual who had hired him to return the typewriter. Hughes refused to answer, asserting the attorney-client privilege. Judge Mitchell Meade (defendant) held Hughes in contempt for his refusal to answer the question. Hughes filed a petition for a writ of prohibition against Judge Meade.

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Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Clay, J.)

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