Daily News Libel Subpoena Improper, Ex-Fumo Atty Says

Law360, Philadelphia (October 3, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A former attorney for convicted Pennsylvania state Sen. Vince Fumo asked a state judge on Monday to quash a subpoena served upon his firm by the Philadelphia Daily News seeking access to allegedly privileged material as the paper seeks to defend itself against libel claims.

Richard Sprague, who sued the paper in 2011 over a column which accused him of admitting during testimony in Fumo’s corruption trial that he had lied about who encouraged Fumo to destroy documents related to the case, said the subpoena had...
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