CNN Safeguards Stand n' Seal Raw Footage

Law360, New York (November 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Citing a possible violation of its First Amendment rights, television news network CNN is refusing to hand over unaired video footage from a news report regarding Stand 'N Seal grout sealer to a defendant involved in product liability litigation over the product.

CNN filed a motion to quash a subpoena by Aerofil Technology Inc. on Wednesday in a Georgia federal court, claiming the “unreasonable and overly burdensome” request violates the network's constitutional rights and the Georgia Reporter's Shield Law.

Aerofil is a defendant with several companies,...
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