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Stroh v. General Motors Corp.

New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
623 N.Y.S.2d 873 (1995)


Facts

Stella Maychick (defendant) lost control of her car and injured several people. The injured parties (plaintiffs) sued Maychick and General Motors Corporation (GMC) (defendant), the manufacturer of the car. Maychick was 76 years old at the time of the accident. Maychick’s daughter, Diana, hired Maychick’s lawyers, drove Maychick to the law office, and was present during all of Maychick’s discussions with her lawyers. GMC filed a motion to discover the details of Maychick’s conversations with her lawyers. GMC claimed that because Diana was present during the conversations, the attorney-client privilege was waived. The New York Supreme Court granted GMC’s motion. Maychick appealed.

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