2nd Circ. Reinforces NY Shield Law In Goldman Sachs Case

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 4:52 PM EST) -- Attorneys cross-examining journalists about their reporting can't be barred from probing issues raised during direct examination, the Second Circuit said Wednesday in a precedential decision that hurt a suit over Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s role in a merger and appeared to strengthen New York’s shield law.

The ruling by a three-judge panel found that if a party in either a civil or criminal case receives permission to question a reporter about unpublished news gathered during the reporting process — news that is protected by the shield...
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