Two non-privileged documents posted at the New York courts website make public the present state of litigation between the conductor James Levine and his former employers, Peter Gelb and the Metrpolitan Opera.
Levine’s lawyers, claiming $6.5 million on his behalf, are demanding access to 53,407 emails.
The Met’s lawyers, who are countersuing for $5.8 million, say that to dig out all of these emails and would add over $400,000 to the spiralling costs of the case.
The judge will have to decide.
Levine is represented by Hughes, Hubbard and Reed, the Met by Proskauer Rose.