Monday, March 02, 2009

Judge Gertner makes disclosures of her connections to various counsel for plaintiffs and defendant in SONY v. Tenenbaum

In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, Judge Gertner has filed a document disclosing her previous connections to various counsel connected with the case:

Judge Nancy Gertner: Electronic ORDER entered -- Notice: It has come to the Courts attention that there was a factual error in the Courts notice of January 13, 2009. Twenty five years ago, five attorneys were subpoenaed in the litigation referred to in In re Grand Jury Matters, 593 F. Supp. 103 (D. N. H. 1984). While Mr. Nesson, counsel for defendant Tenenbaum, did not represent Judge Gertner in the district court proceedings, as was noted in the January 13, 2009 entry, he did represent all of the Massachusetts defendants, including the Court, and filed a consolidated brief filed on their behalf on appeal in In re Grand Jury Matters, 751 F. 2d 13 (1st Cir. 1984). New Hampshire lawyers were separately represented. Briefs supporting the defendants were also filed by the New Hampshire Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, among other national and local organizations. The Court also wishes to point out that Judge Gertner had been a partner in the firm serving as local counsel to the plaintiffs, Dwyer & Collora (then known as Dwyer, Collora & Gertner). Daniel Cloherty, who joined the firm after Judge Gertner became a District Court judge, has entered an appearance on their behalf.(Gertner, Nancy)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And all this means what now?

{The Common Man Asking}