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Practice Area: Court Secrecy

A Payday Lender’s Race to the Bottom

by Gabriel Hopkins Thornton-Robb Attorney Scott Tucker loves fast cars. That might be why he raced to the bottom as the owner and operator of a payday lending business whose complicated and lopsided repayment plan duped millions of consumers. Now the details of this operation…

Aleksich v. Remington Arms Co.

Public Justice represented Richard Barber in his efforts to obtain public access to the court file in Aleksich v. Remington, a personal injury case involving defects in the firing mechanism of Remington Rifle Co.’s popular 700-series rifle. The case settled in 1995 and was subsequently sealed…

Davis v. Honda

We successfully challenged a court secrecy order and unsealed a scathing 36-page decision that sanctioned American Honda Motor Company (Honda) and its expert witness for deliberately tampering with evidence. The lawsuit was based on a 1999 accident in a Honda Civic that left plaintiff Sarah…

The Human Toll of Court Secrecy

photo credit: dharder9475 via photopin cc By Jennifer BennettBudd-Kazan Attorney It has not been a good year for auto safety. More than 60 million vehicles were recalled in 2014—that’s more than twice the previous record. And every day it seemed there was another story of…

McBurney v. Young

At issue is whether a state freedom of information law can discriminate between state citizens and non-citizens by granting a right of access to public documents only to citizens of that state. This case challenging the Virginia FOIA citizens-only provision was brought by Mark McBurney…