Judge Won't Dismiss Pierre-Paul Privacy Lawsuit Against ESPN - NBC 6 South Florida

Judge Won't Dismiss Pierre-Paul Privacy Lawsuit Against ESPN



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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 14: Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants warms up prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

    A Miami federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed 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 said Judge Marcia Cooke issued her ruling Thursday after a hearing on ESPN's motion to dismiss. The case 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 lawsuit claims ESPN and a network reporter violated his privacy and Florida medical confidentiality laws by posting the records on social media.

    The network argued the records merely bolstered a news report. An ESPN spokeswoman did not return a call seeking comment.

    Pierre-Paul is listed as the Giants' starting left defensive end.