9th Circ. Clarifies 'Scandalous' In Discovery Row

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday decided that a party attempting to prevent discovery documents in a bankruptcy case from being disclosed must establish that the information is "scandalous" under the word's common meaning, a ruling that protects the name of a priest accused of sexual abuse.

The anonymous clergyman is one of two priests — known as Father M and Father D — who appealed a bankruptcy court's decision to have discovery documents containing their information and personnel files publicly released at the behest of those...
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