I do not have any of the discovery materials for any of the parties in the Virginia Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. civil suit. I am not a party to the suit, but I was in the courtroom when Judge Potter ordered that the materials be kept confidential, for the eyes of counsel and the judge only. While that order does not apply to me, I believe that I should honor it. I would not publish any of that information if I had it. I blog on this matter as an independent reporter. I’m not a employee or agent of either Aaron Walker or his lawyer. If I were, I would lose the protection that my confidential sources and I enjoy under Maryland’s Reporter’s Shield Law.
Information from the material given to TDPK by Aaron Walker has been selectively leaked in violation of the judge’s order. I don’t see how that can be anything other than a serious error. Violating the judge’s instruction will likely come back to haunt TDPK during the sanctions portion of the hearing on 4 December.
Furthermore, the leaked material actually helps make Aaron Walker’s case. IANAL, so I’ll let commenter BigSkyBob explain how it supports Mr. and Mrs. Walker. If I were on a jury and that were all the evidence I saw, the only question in my mind would be how large the judgment against their former employer should be.