Barstool 'Secret' Taping Case Heads To Mass. Top Court

Law360 (November 5, 2020, 6:04 PM EST) -- Massachusetts' top appellate court said it will review a case over whether a recorded telephone interview between a Barstool Sports podcast host and a local city mayor runs afoul of a law prohibiting secret recordings if one party fraudulently obtains consent for taping.

The Supreme Judicial Court said Tuesday it will pick up the Barstool case from a lower appeals court and has requested amicus briefs on the key legal question.

The appeal stems from a June 2019 interview that Barstool's Kirk Minihane taped with Somerville, Massachusetts, Mayor Joseph Curtatone, after an uproar about the online blog's promotional partnership providing rally...

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