Reporter Privilege Takes Spotlight In Foreign Discovery Case

By Caroline Simson (October 9, 2020, 3:33 PM EDT) -- A decision forcing a New York journalist to identify a confidential source is shining a spotlight on both the different ways courts throughout the U.S. and the U.K. interpret reporter privilege and the expanding use of a once obscure U.S. foreign discovery statute.

A New York magistrate judge recently ordered journalist Marcus Baram to reveal the name of the person who supplied him with a forged police report about an alleged sexual assault by venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar. Pishevar, who was never charged with any crime, is seeking the identity of the source so he can file civil and criminal charges...

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