When Confidential is Not Confidential - Identities of Confidential Sources of Distressed Debt Reporter are Not Subject to NY Shield Law

April 17, 2017

There is the general expectation that when a source discloses information to a reporter on a confidential basis, the source will be protected and their identity and communications cannot be forced to be disclosed. This is especially true under New York law, where safeguarding the anonymity of those who provide information in confidence is one of the core principles of New York’s journalistic privilege, including New York’s Shield Law.

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