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In Discovery, Most Documents Fail Clergy-Penitent Privilege: an Ohio appeals court affirmed in part and reversed in part a trial court’s rejection of the clergy-penitent privilege as the basis for a Jehovah’s Witness congregation, finding that only four of 19 documents met the statutory criteria for the clergy-penitent privilege. Communications between bodies of church elders did not qualify for the privilege.

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