In a motion filed Tuesday in Associate Dean Nicole Eramo’s lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine, Jackie’s lawyers claimed that a previously requested deposition is unnecessary and would cause Jackie “severe harm.”
Jackie, a third-party to the lawsuit, was ordered to be deposed by Judge Glen E. Conrad in February. While the original deposition was set at a maximum of seven hours, Eramo’s lawyers requested additional time for questioning in a motion filed March 15.
Eramo is suing Rolling Stone, Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Wenner Media for defamation.
Jackie’s lawyers are asking the court for protections “against invasive, unnecessary and unduly burdensome discovery,” according to court documents.
The attorneys also claimed Eramo “has demonstrated that she is unwilling to exhibit any compassion” toward Jackie’s attempts to avoid “overly broad and intrusive discovery into deeply personal matters.”
Regarding any information the plaintiff could gain from the deposition, Jackie’s lawyers claimed pertinent discovery can and has already obtained. They also stated that Eramo herself has admitted there are limited topics for which Jackie is a relevant witness.
“There is simply no need to risk substantial harm to Respondent to inquire into matters that Plaintiff herself can testify to, or that records from the University can elucidate,” the court documents read.
The trial is set to begin October 11.