OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (AP) - Civil attorneys for the students assaulted during a high school basketball team’s trip are demanding to see the 130 documents created during the production of a report on the school’s sexual harassment culture.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that attorneys for the plaintiffs suing the Hamilton County Department of Education filed a motion Monday to see the documents generated by attorney Courtney Bullard before her 24-page report on Ooltewah High School was released in August 2016.
The school district has yet to file a response, but previously argued that Bullard’s documents are protected by attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine. The plaintiffs’ attorneys argue that Bullard and the school district don’t have an attorney-client relationship, as the former was hired as an independent investigator.
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