Thursday, October 18, 2007

Judge Trager Discovery Rulings in Lindor: MediaSentry agreements to stay secret; Defendant's son can be deposed further, gets no attys fees

Judge Trager has issued an order in UMG v. Lindor affirming all of the pending discovery rulings of Magistrate Judge Levy to which objections had been taken:

1. The ruling that defendant's lawyers cannot look at the RIAA's retainer agreements with its witness MediaSentry;
2. The ruling that (a) the RIAA is not entitled to production of Ms. Lindor's son's desktop computer but (b) could take a limited deposition of the son to ascertain whether he had any other devices in his custody, possession, or control at the time the screenshot was taken, and whether he'd hooked them up to his mother's internet connection; and
3. The ruling that the son may not have his attorneys fees.

October 17, 2007, Order of Hon. David G. Trager Affirming Orders of Hon. Robert M. Levy*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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