Judge Shea Orders Release of Avi Hack Videotape

Judge Shea Orders Release of Avi Hack Videotape

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BREAKING NEWS:  Judge Shea just issued his order to release the videotape of Avi Hack that was played at the Goat trial.  A copy of the Court order:

ORDER. For the reasons set forth in the attached, Lawrence Dressler’s request (ECF Nos. 276 and 255) is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. Dressler’s request to release the video of the deposition of Aviad Hack is granted with respect to those portions shown to the jury at trial. His request is denied with respect to all other requested materials. In light of this disposition, Hack’s motion for a protective (ECF No. 256) order is hereby DENIED. Mirlis’ counsel shall create a facsimile of the video containing only those portions shown at trial. Dressler, as the requesting party, shall bear the costs of this process. Further, this order shall be stayed for twenty-one days to allow the defendants and/or Hack to file an appeal and seek a further stay from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. If, within twenty-one days, the defendants and/or Hack move for a stay at the Second Circuit, this Court’s interim stay shall remain in effect until the Second Circuit’s disposition of the motion. If no motion is filed with the Court of Appeals, the order will go into effect at the end of the twenty-one day period. Finally, I will grant the defendants’ motion to supplement the appellate record by ordering them to file on the docket a redacted deposition transcript of Hack’s testimony, tracking those portions ruled admissible by the Court, unless the plaintiff objects within fourteen (14) days of the filing of this order.

Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 1/26/2018. (Self, A.)



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