Thursday, October 11, 2007

Public Citizen Seeks to Unseal Documents in Giants Stadium Drunk Driver Case

Details here,including the briefs.  In short form, the plaintiff (a young girl) was very seriously injured by a driver who was allegedly overserved at a Giants game.  The plaintiff prevailed at trial, but the judgment was reversed on appeal.  On remand, the trial court has sealed pleadings (for reasons that are not immediately clear to me). Public Citizen is demanding that the documents be unsealed.

--BC

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Reading between the lines, there appears to have been a confidential settlement that would not have occurred if the defendants had to publicly reveal the amount of the settlement. But because the plaintiff was a minor, the settlement had to be approved by the court.

Posted by: Ted | Oct 11, 2007 7:37:33 PM

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