A Miami federal judge has refused to reject a suit being submitted by New York Giants lineman Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN over disclosure of his medical records from a 2015 fireworks accident.
Pierre-Paul attorney John Lukacs told Judge Marcia Cooke issued her ruling Thursday after a hearing on ESPN’s motion to dismiss. The instance is set for an August 2017 trial.
Pierre-Paul was hospitalized in Miami after the Fourth of July accident, which caused serious injury to his right hand. The suit claims ESPN and a network reporter transgressed his privacy and Florida medical confidentiality statutes by posting the records on social media.
The network was contended that the records simply bolstered a news report. An ESPN spokesman said the network does not comment on pending litigation.
Pierre-Paul is listed as the Giants’ starting left defensive end.
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