Judge Nixes WaMu Shareholder's Bid To Unseal Docs

Law360, New York (December 17, 2010, 7:17 PM EST) -- A bankruptcy judge on Friday denied a Washington Mutual Inc. shareholder's bid to unseal documents pertaining to the court’s decision to appoint an examiner in the case, saying the move would threaten all privileged discussions between attorneys and their clients in the proceedings.

Judge Mary F. Walrath of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware denied shareholder Daniel Hoffman’s request to publicly disclose various documents filed by the equity committee in the case. The documents presumably swayed the judge in July to reverse a...
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