The Minnesota Lawyer blog asks a terrific question in a post today:
“Should newspapers be restricted in what they can report about a case before it goes to trial? It seems that substantiated, relevant data shouldn’t have to be embargoed for the benefit of one or the other side in a lawsuit.”
The question stems from a Hennepin County judge who postponed a trial of a suit filed by two lawyers over the way their former firm distributed $103 million in legal fees from the AOL Time Warner case.
The Star Tribune printed a story on the case on Monday. On Tuesday, a judge delayed the trial.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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