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​​​​​About the Key To Privilege Claims

This Key explains the abbreviations used for privilege claims by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

ACConfidential communications exchanged between or among in-house or outside attorneys representing Reynolds and employees of the client Reynolds, or consultants (or those assisting them) employed by Reynolds, which were prepared for the purpose of seeking or rendering legal advice or seeking or providing confidential information in order to assist in the rendering of legal advice. Additionally, this category includes confidential documents which have been redacted or withheld because they contain, refer to or describe confidential attorney-client communications or the substance of such communications.

WPDocuments authored by Reynolds employees or Reynolds in-house or outside attorneys (or those assisting them) which were prepared in anticipation of or in connection with litigation and which contain or reflect analyses, summaries, mental impressions, conclusions, opinion or other work product regarding various legal matters, including smoking and health matters, developments, research, or programs.

JDConfidential documents constituting, containing or reflecting communications, or the substance of same, between or among in-house or outside attorneys for Reynolds and/or entities with which it shared common legal interested (e.g., tobacco companies, tobacco trade associations, or CTR) or between or among such attorneys and employees of entities with which Reynolds shared common interests, concerning their common interests, Additionally, this category includes documents prepared by employees of or in-house or outside attorneys representing (or those assisting them) entities sharing common interests with Reynolds which were prepared in anticipation of or in connection with litigation and which contain or reflect analyses, summaries, mental impressions, conclusions, opinions or other work product regarding various legal matters.​