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Practice Area ; Court Secrecy

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…

Toe v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

After a rollover crash in 2007 killed one passenger and severely injured the others, the accident victims sued in Iowa state court. As part of their case, the plaintiffs’ attorneys obtained key documents showing that Cooper was aware of dangerous defects in several of its…

In Re Prempro Liability Litigation

Public Justice represented PLoS Medicine, a medical journal published by the non-profit Public Library of Science, in its effort to intervene in this case to gain access to discovery materials that allegedly demonstrate that Wyeth Pharmaceutical Company engaged in medical ghostwriting to promote its hormone…

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 gun manufacturer’s popular 700-series rifle. The case settled in 1995 and was subsequently…