WEINGARTEN v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (POINTE SAN DIEGO RESIDENTIAL CMTY.), D039959
The tax return privilege is inapplicable where a fraud defendant precluded plaintiffs from obtaining relevant nonprivileged financial information necessary to support a punitive damages claim, and no less intrusive alternative for plaintiffs to obtain the information exists.
- Decided 09/20/2002
- Published 09/20/2002
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, R. Gaylord Smith, Alan E. Greenberg, San Diego, Jeffrey A. Miller, Lisa Willhelm Cooney; Greenberg and Traurig and Vincent H. Chieffo, Los Angeles, for Petitioner., Niddrie & Hegemier, David A. Niddrie; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, Steven M. Strauss, Frank L. Tobin, San Diego, and Paul A. Tyrell for Real Party in Interest.
- For Appellees:
- No appearance for Respondent.