13 December 2022
[FYI request #21284 email]
Your Official Information Act request, reference: GOV-022286
Thank you for your email of 28 November 2022, asking for the following information under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act):
I request litigation reports generated between 2021-2022 for consideration of the board alongside
any outcomes of the litigation.
Litigation reports are legally privileged
These reports are prepared by Legal and are covered under the solicitor-client privilege. Therefore, we are
withholding these reports in full to maintain legal professional privilege. This decision has been made under
section 9(2)(h) of the Act.
ACC has carefully considered whether there are reasons why it is desirable, in the public interest, to make
this information available. ACC is of the view that the need to maintain legal professional privilege
outweighs the public interest in making the information available.
If you have any questions about this response, please get in touch
You can email me at [email address].
If you are not happy with this response, you can also contact the Ombudsman via
or by phoning 0800 802 602. Information about how to make a complaint
is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz.
Acting Manager Official Information Act Services
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