Western District Roundup

Discovery of Mental Health Records, and Complex Issues Regarding Standing

, New York Law Journal


In her Western District Roundup, Sharon M. Porcellio reviews Magistrate Judge Marian Payson's consideration of whether a claim limited to garden variety emotional distress precludes discovery of the claimant's mental health records, and District Judge Lawrence Vilardo facing an array of substantive and procedural issues worthy of a law school exam in deciding whether a corporation not named in a contract had standing to proceed with its suit.

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