Consumer Groups Want CPSC Database Challenge Unsealed

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT) -- Three consumer groups asked a Maryland federal judge on Monday to unseal a complaint filed by an anonymous company against the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, arguing that the court proceedings should be open to the public.

The anonymous plaintiff, “Company Doe,” sued in October to stop the CPSC from publishing a consumer complaint about one of its products in the agency's public complaint database. The company filed a motion to seal the proceedings, claiming that revealing its name and the nature of its suit would...
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