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Report on former Mayor Ravenstahl's hard drive can be sealed, judge rules

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 5:51 p.m.
 

The city can file a forensic report on former Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's computer hard drive under seal, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

The report could be used as evidence in an ongoing legal battle between the city and UPMC over the medical giant's tax status and its counterclaim that the city's legal challenge violated its constitutional rights.

Fearing the evidence would be destroyed, UPMC received permission from U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti to hire an expert to make a copy of the hard drive, but the copy is being kept under seal until the judge decides whether it's relevant to the case.

The city asked Conti to allow it to also file under seal the report on how the copy was made because the city contends the report contains information that could be used to hack into the city's computer system and includes some city employees' private information. UPMC didn't oppose the request.

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