Thursday, March 28, 2013

Discovery Dispute

Erin Andrews, an ESPN reporter, was previously the victim of a breach of privacy when a miscreant videotaped her through the peep hole of her hotel room.  The expected lawsuit followed. Now we see a public battle over discovery as her attorneys try to block attempts by the defense to obtain employment and payroll records and doctors' records. 

Student often think that litigation is easy. You file a lawsuit and in a few months you get a bunch of money. After all, on TV everything is over in a one-hour time slot. Students have little opportunity to consider the battle that goes on discovery and the nature of collecting the evidence necessary to prove a case. I see that as an important part of our job - shining a light on the true nature of litigation.

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