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United States v. Woodruff

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
383 F.Supp. 696 (E.D. Pa. 1974)


Facts

Woodruff (defendant) did not appear for his trial after being released on bail. The prosecution wanted to seek an indictment on charges of bail jumping. To do so, the prosecution sought to question Woodruff’s attorney about whether or not he told Woodruff the time and place of the trial and whether or not Woodruff acknowledged that he understood the time and place of the trial. Woodruff’s attorney maintained that he did not have to reveal these communications with Woodruff because of the attorney-client privilege.

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