How Appealing

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Programming note: On Monday morning, I will be making a trial court appearance to assist plaintiffs' trial counsel in a now-settled case seek reconsideration of an order that granted defendants' motion to seal several earlier filings by the defendants in the case and the judge's rulings that pertained to those filings. The filings in question were publicly available, and not submitted under seal, for more than a week between the time the filings were made and the case was resolved by means of a confidential settlement. Likewise, the judge's rulings on those filings were publicly available for at least several days.

The settlement between the opposing parties did not include any agreement by plaintiffs that the trial court should seal any portion of the previously publicly available court record in the case. If the trial judge does not rescind her order sealing these items, which occurred without any public notice, plaintiffs and their trial counsel intend to pursue reversal on appeal, which is why I am now involved.

Additional posts will appear here by Monday afternoon.
Posted at 10:48 PM by Howard Bashman



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