Ruling on an issue that has divided federal appellate circuits, a SouthernDistrict magistrate judge said a witness who was threatened not to testifyhas standing to sue foremotional distress.

Magistrate Judge Ronald L.Ellis, in Silverman v. Newspaper & Mail Deliverers’ Union of NewYork and Vicinity, 97 Civ. 0040, found that the threatened witnessdoes not have to be a party to the initial proceeding to launch his ownaction for damages.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]