Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Judge Conrad's ruling on Dean Eramo's request for discovery from "Jackie"

In Eramo v. Rolling Stone LLC, Judge Conrad of the W.D. Va. granted in part and denied in part the plaintiff's request for discovery from the anonymous "Jackie," who was the subject of the withdrawn Rolling Stone article about a sexual assault that never occurred that was alleged to have been committed by people who don't exist.

Initially, Judge Conrad overruled "Jackie's" claim that Rule 412 affects what is discoverable in a case where the subject matter pertains to alleged sexual misconduct.