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A Tale of Two Tapes: Erin Andrews and Hulk Hogan

Sex, lies and videotapes have been playing out in two heavily-watched courtroom cases involving celebrities Erin Andrews and Hulk Hogan. In the Erin Andrews case, a jury has awarded her $55 million as a result of her lawsuit against a Nashville Marriott and a man who took and posted a nude video of her.Andrews was […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Legality of Videotaping Police

This Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the enforcement of an Illinois eavesdropping law. The broadly written law makes it a felony to make an audio recording of someone without their permission, punishable by four to 15 years in prison. In most […]


It’s “Let’s Go To The Videotape!” in Police Abuse Trial

In a Manhattan courtroom, a small little case is being tried that reflects the impact that at-the-ready videocameras are having on litigation. Many cases I have tried in recent years, both civil and criminal, have had their outcomes effected by a video or picture captured either from a cellphone camera or one of the dozens […]