Insurance — Property — Coverage — Water damage — Insured’s action against law firm retained to report and settle property loss claim — Discovery — Trial court departed from essential requirements of law by ordering production of documents responsive to requests that appear on their face to potentially invade the attorney-client or work-product privileges without first conducting an in camera inspection — Trial court erred by ordering disclosure of documents relating to communications between retained law firm and homeowners regarding the loss without first conducting in camera review of documents to determine whether the attorney-client privilege applied — Trial court erred by ordering production of documents generated or created by firm before reviewing the documents responsive to that request to determine whether they were the firm’s work product — Trial court departed from essential requirements of law by finding that homeowners waived their attorney-client privilege when firm’s legal assistant contacted their insurer to report the property loss
44 Fla. L. Weekly D1072b
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