Google Defends Deposition Of MPAA’s Counsel In Suit Against Mississippi AG

Mealey's (March 24, 2016, 2:55 PM EDT) -- JACKSON, Miss. — In a March 22 brief in Mississippi federal court, Google Inc. argues that its subpoena to depose the general counsel of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) should not be quashed, asserting that neither the attorney-client privilege nor the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects lobbying, which goes to the heart of Google’s lawsuit against Mississippi’s attorney general (AG) (Google Inc. v. Jim Hood, No. 3:14-cv-00981, S.D. Miss.).

(Opposition to motion to quash available. Document #68-160414-004B.)

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