A hearing this morning over whether to unseal testimony Mitt Romney gave in a a divorce case between Staples founder Tom Sternberg and his wife, represented by Gloria Allred, will continue tomorrow morning at 9am. The motion to unseal, filed by the Boston Globe, would lift a 1994 impoundment order on Romney’s testimony.
Boston Phoenix reporter David Bernstein, live-tweeting the courtroom proceedings, wrote that there was no objection from Romney to unsealing the testimony:
Romney attorney Robert Jones said in an interview with Time magazine “this is a decades-old divorce case in which Mitt Romney provided testimony as to the value of a company. He has no objection to letting the public see that testimony.” Tom Sternberg is opposing the release of the testimony, which pertained to the valuation of the couple’s Staples stock.
CBS Boston’s Bree Sison tweeted during the proceedings that Judge Ulwick said the testimony had been destroyed; Allred then presented two volumes of transcipts.
Access to the transcripts may be provided to the public tomorrow morning at the hearing. All in all, the Allred October surprise seems a bit lackluster.