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Some communications between insurance companies and counsel for insureds are now privileged in Ohio

Many employers today rely on employment practices liability insurance to cover potential employment claims and risks. As a result, insurance policies and companies that provide them hold an important place in many employment-related lawsuits, and rightfully so.

Historically, insurance companies, insureds and counsel have communicated carefully about potential claims, litigation strategies, and other confidential subjects because it was not clear whether the attorney-client privilege protected communication with the insurance companies.  Instead, the privilege arguably applied only to communications between the attorney and the insured/client.

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