Burr & Forman Partner Betsy Collins Quoted in American Bar Association's "Litigation News"

January 07, 2013

Burr and Forman Partner Betsy Collins was quoted in "Litigation News" for the American Bar Association.

The article focused on a case where a federal district court ordered the parties in a high-profile case about Google’s Android smartphone technology, after final judgment had been entered, to disclose whether they had paid anyone who commented publicly on the issues in the case.

Order Too Broad
“Google is in a unique position to funnel commentary directly to the world in a way other companies cannot, so I can see why the court was concerned,” says Betsy P. Collins, Mobile, AL, cochair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee. But the disclosure order “was not narrowly tailored, and it is inconsistent with everything we understand about the way to limit First Amendment rights,” says Katherine M. Bolger, New York City, cochair of the Section of Litigation’s First Amendment & Media Litigation Committee.

To view full article from the ABA website, please click here.



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