Amazon Studios, a subsidiary of the online retail giant, and the music management firm Roc Nation are hoping to erase a pair of lawsuits that a prominent Philadelphia attorney filed over an alleged surreptitiously recorded conversation where the lawyer appeared to make critical comments about his client, who is the judge at the center of rapper Meek Mill’s probation violation case.
In September, criminal defense attorney A. Charles Peruto Jr. sued Amazon, Roc Nation and others over claims that they violated the Wiretap Act when he was recorded, allegedly without his knowledge, during the filming of a documentary produced by Amazon about Mill and the criminal justice system. According to Peruto, although he agreed to take part in the documentary, he made the statements at issue when he believed he was off-the-record and the camera was not recording. One of Peruto’s lawsuits focuses on the alleged wiretap violation, while the other seeks to have the original recording returned to him and all the copies destroyed.
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