Bloomberg Law
June 3, 2020, 6:43 PM

Baylor Must Produce Pepper Hamilton Papers in Sex Assault Suit

Jacklyn Wille
Jacklyn Wille
Legal Reporter

Baylor University must turn over a trove of documents and recordings prepared by Pepper Hamilton LLP in the course of the firm’s independent investigation into the school’s handling of sexual assault allegations, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled.

The order, issued Tuesday by Magistrate Judge Andrew W. Austin, is a victory for about a dozen Jane Doe plaintiffs who challenged the school’s policies and response to their reports of sexual assault on campus.

The judge rejected Baylor’s attempt to use the attorney work product doctrine to avoid turning over many of the disputed documents, saying ...

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