Work-Product Immunity Law and Legal Definition

The work-product immunity refers to protection granted to those materials that is prepared in anticipation of litigation from discovery by an opposing counsel. For a document to have work product immunity, the material in question must satisfy the following conditions:

1. The material must be a document or tangible thing,

2.The material should be prepared in anticipation of litigation, and

3.The material must be prepared by or for a party, or for its representative.,/p>

The concept of work-product immunity was developed from the case, HICKMAN v. UNITED STATES, 519 U.S. 901 (U.S. 1996). It is also known as the work-product rule, the work-product privilege and the work-product exception.