The Corporate Client

Class action for injuries allegedly resulting when tires negligently manufactured by the D Tire Company blew out. Prior to trial, D's attorney interviewed several company employees in connection with the case. Employees interviewed included the chairman of the board, the executive vice-president, the chief of operations, the director of quality control, the foreman of the afternoon tire-molding shift gang, and an employee in the tire-molding crew. The class action's lawyer seeks to discover what was said in these interviews. D claims the talks were privileged. What ruling and why?

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