Sunshine Bill Aims To Restrict Court Secrecy Orders

Law360, New York (February 10, 2011, 12:09 PM EST) -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., is reviving legislation designed to attack what he calls excessive secrecy in product liability cases by limiting what information can be kept sealed in settlement and protective orders.

H.R. 592, the Sunshine in Litigation Act, was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Modeled after a previous version introduced in both the House and U.S. Senate in 2009, the bill would require federal judges to determine, through a particularized finding of fact, that making any portion of a case confidential...
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