Sandra T.E., et al v. South Berwyn School District 1

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NONPRECEDENTIAL DISPOSITION To be cited only in accordance with Fed. R. App. P. 32.1 United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit Chicago, Illinois 60604 Argued February 24, 2009 Decided February 25, 2009 Before ILANA DIAMOND ROVNER, Circuit Judge DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judge DIANE S. SYKES, Circuit Judge No. 083344 SANDRA T.E., et al., PlaintiffsAppellees, v. SOUTH BERWYN SCHOOL DISTRICT 100, DefendantAppellant, and SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP, Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. No. 05 CV 473 William J. Hibbler, Judge. O R D E R Appellants Sidley Austin LLP and South Berwyn School District 100 appeal from an order requiring Sidley to disclose notes and memoranda from interviews of various school district employees and thirdparty witnesses conducted as part of an internal investigation No. 083344 Page 2 the School Board retained Sidley to perform. The appeal was argued on February 24, 2009, and plaintiffsappellees have asked us to decide it quickly to assist their preparations for an August 2009 trial. We conclude that the materials covered by the district court's order are protected by the attorneyclient privilege and the workproduct doctrine. Accordingly, we REVERSE the district court's order. An opinion will follow.

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