MOUNT VERNON — During a special meeting Friday, the Knox County Board of Health adopted a resolution to waive the client-attorney privilege between the board of health and Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Springer.
As part of the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office, Springer serves as legal counsel for the board of health.
The resolution was needed so that Springer could testify in a court case as to how she counseled the board.
According to Pam Palm, public information officer for the Knox County Health Department, there is pending litigation regarding the termination of Brian Benick, former environmental health director.
Benick’s employment was terminated in April 2010 for insubordination.
A call to Chip McConville, assistant Knox County Prosecutor, for more details surrounding the possible litigation were unreturned at press time as McConville was in a meeting.