Bill To Restrict Protective Orders Comes Under Fire

Law360 (July 16, 2009, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Many companies and defense lawyers worry that a legislative proposal to change the way protective orders are entered in civil lawsuits will unnecessarily burden an already burdensome process, but proponents say it's necessary to inform the public about health and safety risks that they claim are being hidden in the courts.

The Sunshine in Litigation Act, reintroduced in both chambers of Congress earlier in 2009, is an attempt to curb what some claim is a dangerous trend among corporations to hide information about product defects or...
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