“The full deposition transcripts and exhibits are not part of the court record in this case.”
According to the Court’s own statement, the People were not served full disclosure – but thrown crumbs from only half a loaf…. and the Press didn’t mention any of this!
One year later, what Rhode Island’s media still has NOT reported, is that on September 24, 2015, when the Rhode Island Superior Court released the thousands of documents and deposition transcription excerpts that were previously sealed, the court also issued the above “disclaimer” pertaining to the limited nature of the documents that were released to the public. Had this important disclaimer been explained – that the lawyers in the case chose what would be disclosed – it would have come as no surprise later why criminal evidence of wrongdoing was not exposed.
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation v. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, et al.
(38 Studios) Civil Action Number: PB-2012-5616
The Superior Court has ordered documents in the above-referenced case, which were previously under seal or marked non-public or confidential, to be public. The documents can be viewed at the following link under the heading of Court Records:
Pursuant to Super.R.Civ.P. 5(d), transcripts of depositions “shall not be filed with the court until they are used in the proceeding or the court orders their filing.” Although portions of various deposition transcripts have been filed with pleadings in the above-referenced case by the parties, the full transcripts of the depositions have not been filed with the Superior Court. The deposition transcripts and exhibits in the above-referenced case have been released by the parties for the public to view. The full deposition transcripts and exhibits are not part of the court record in this case. The deposition transcripts and exhibits can be viewed at the link listed above under the heading of Deposition Transcripts and Exhibits Released by Attorneys.
The documents will be open for viewing at the link above until December 31, 2015.