Pennsylvania Panel: Discovery Of Reporters’ Materials Does Not Violate Privilege

(June 17, 2016, 8:22 AM EDT) -- PITTSBURGH — Because the materials sought via discovery from certain reporters by a defamation suit plaintiff do not pertain to confidential sources, a Pennsylvania Superior Court panel on June 15 held that its disclosure would not violate the journalist’s privilege under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Dominick D. DiPaolo v. Times Publishing Co., et al., No. 1713 WDA 2014, Pa. Super.; 2016 Pa. Super. LEXIS 323).

(Opinion available. Document #68-160714-004Z.)

As such, the panel, which comprised Judges Kate Ford Elliott, John T. Bender and...
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