Partner Steven Lieberman Quoted in Articles on Subpoena Challenge in Eichenwald Case
Partner Steven Lieberman Quoted in Articles on Subpoena Challenge in Eichenwald CaseJuly 6, 2018
Partner Steven Lieberman is quoted in two articles, one from The Daily Record and one from Law360, on a Maryland federal judge's rejection of John Rivello's motion to quash subpoenas that Kurt Eichenwald sent to seven parties including Google, PayPal, and Twitter.
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The Judge said Mr. Rivello does not have the right to challenge a third-party subpoena because he has no "personal right or privilege" to the information sought. The subpoenas will reveal who pledged money toward Mr. Rivello's legal defense as well as statements made about the incident by others. A total of seven parties were subpoenaed: PayPal Holdings, Inc., Richard B. Spencer, Google LLC, Charles C. Johnson, AT&T Inc., Twitter Inc., and Appeal Inc.
In the Law360 article, Mr. Lieberman is quoted as saying: "That discovery includes documents definitively linking Mr. Rivello to the weaponized tweet ('You deserve a seizure for your [Twitter] posts') with a flashing strobe light designed to induce a fatal seizure to Mr. Eichenwald. It also includes Mr. Rivello's communications with third parties regarding his plan to attack Mr. Eichenwald, his knowledge of the consequences of sending a flashing strobe light to a person with epilepsy, and his intent to cause serious harm or death."
To read the article, "Reporter’s claim of tweet-induced seizure survives subpoena challenge," in The Daily Record, click here.
To read the article, "Subpoenas Of Google, Twitter In Reporter's Assault Suit OK'd" by Law360, click here.