Gov't Loses Bid To Seal Docs In FDA Email Spying Case

Law360, New York (January 3, 2013, 5:04 PM EST) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Thursday denied the government’s request to seal purportedly confidential documents in a case related to a whistleblower action in which scientists claim their private email was monitored after they reported the approval of unsafe medical devices.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg found that the strong presumption in favor of public access favored continued public access to selected records from an alleged surveillance program submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services as an exhibit in the briefing of...
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