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Curtatone v. Barstool Sports
SJC-13027Argue Date: Monday February 1, 2021
*Summary: Civil; Wiretap Law-- The Mayor of Somerville is appealing dismissal of a civil suit alleging that the defendant recorded a telephone conversation with him after wrongfully obtaining the mayor's consent by posing as a Boston Globe reporter.
Justices: Budd, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Cypher, Kafker, Wendlandt, Georges, Jr., J., JJ.
Appellant: Joseph A Curtatone
Counsel for Appellant: Leonard H. Kesten, Esquire
Appellee: Barstool Sports
Counsel for Appellee: Michael J. Portnoy, Esquire Andrew Caplan, Esquire Aaron Moss, Pro Hac Vice Attorney
Court Appealed From: Middlesex Superior Court
Lower Court Judge: Maureen B. Hogan, J.
Route to SJC: Sua Sponte Transfer from Appeals Court
Amici Curiae: Daniel J. Schneider, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, Inc. , The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
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