H. Media as a party

Although there have been very few Illinois cases analyzing the application of the Statute where the media is a party, the Seventh Circuit indirectly addressed this issue in FMC Corp. v. Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., 915 F.2d 300 (7th Cir. 1990). There, the court held that, while the Statute did not apply to ABC, ABC could furnish the information in a manner designed to protect ABC's sources).