Nesson Response to OSC Re Recording
Nesson's response asserts that:
1) None of his recording was "surreptitious";Nesson's submission does not cite a single case in support of his arguments. Nor does it address Judge Gertner's prior statement that his recording practices constitute a "violation of the law," a reference to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 272, Section 99, which makes it a felony, punishable by up to five years in state prison, to record conversations without the consent of all parties, or to "disclose" such recordings.
2) His oral notice that he would record depositions satisfies the notice requirement of FRCP 30(b)(3)(B); and
3) The portions of the deposition of John Palfrey that he posted to the Web were brief and inconsequential.
Moreover, though styled a "declaration," Nesson's response is unsworn. In my experience, many federal judges would refuse to consider factual assertions (of which this response contains many) in a brief that are not supported by a declaration or affidavit signed under penalty of perjury.
Here is the record label plaintiffs' brief that led Judge Gertner to issue her OSC.