Pierre-Paul Medical Docs Release May Be Trouble For ESPN

Law360, New York (May 20, 2016, 10:22 PM EDT) -- ESPN and its reporter are falling back on the First Amendment in defending a privacy lawsuit from New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul over reports of injuries from a fireworks accident last summer, but experts say the sports media behemoth may not be able to get out of this lawsuit that easily since it involves medical records.

Pierre-Paul alleges ESPN Inc. encroached upon his privacy rights when reporter Adam Schefter blasted out to his nearly 4 million Twitter followers medical records showing the amputation of Pierre-Paul's right index finger after a July 4 fireworks accident in his hometown, Deerfield Beach,...

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