Hein-Muniz et al v. Aiken Regional Medical Centers et al

Filing 283

ORDER denying 235 MOTION to Compel documents submitted for In Camera Review. Signed by Honorable Joseph F Anderson, Jr on 07/26/2012. (bshr, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN DIVISION Margo J. Hein-Muniz, M.D., and Parkside Medical Consultants, LLC, d/b/a Magnolia Medical, ) ) ) C/A No.: 1:10-cv-986-JFA ) Plaintiffs, ) ) vs. ) ORDER RE: IN CAMERA REVIEW ) OF PRIVILEGED DOCUMENTS Aiken Regional Medical Centers; ) Universal Health Services, Inc.; Aiken ) Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates, ) P.A.; Carlos A. Milanes; K.D. Justyn; ) Oletha R. Minto, M.D.; James F. ) Boehner, M.D.; Robert D. Boone, M.D.; ) Jonathan H. Anderson, M.D.; Thomas ) P. Paxton, M.D.; and UHS of Delaware, ) Inc., ) ) Defendants. ) ) This court has reviewed the documents submitted for in camera review pursuant to this court’s order dated July 17, 2012. The court finds that the documents submitted by the defendants are protected by the attorney-client privilege. Moreover, the court finds no reason to apply the crime-fraud exception and order the defendants to produce the documents. As such, Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel these documents is denied. (ECF No. 235). For purposes of appeal, this court directs the Clerk to file the documents submitted for in camera review under seal. IT IS SO ORDERED. July 26, 2012 Columbia, South Carolina Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. United States District Judge

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