ESPN has settled the lawsuit by JPP that the network illegally disclosed his medical record from his 2015 fireworks incident. ESPN announced the settlement on Friday and also stated that they believe reporting the injury was done appropriately and was newsworthy.
The case was set to go trial in August post a Miami judge’s rejection of ESPN’s motion to dismiss JPP’s lawsuit.
I’m sure you remember that JPP was hospitalized in Miami after a fourth of July accident in which he sustained a major injury to his right hand. His lawsuit claimed that an ESPN reporter had violated his right to privacy and Florida Confidentiality Laws. The reporter posted his records on social media.