Dispute Over 2002 Death of Providence Student

August 7, 2009

Providence College is going to the Rhode Island Supreme Court to appeal an order that the college turn over documents related to the 2002 death of 19-year-old student who slipped off of a dormitory rooftop, The Providence Journal reported. A judge had ordered release of the documents as part of a wrongful death suit by the student's father. But the college's appeal says that to do so would create problems in much corporate litigation and would endanger principles of lawyer-client privilege.

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