Protective Orders in Litigation

By on February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018

What are the limits of public access to the courts? In this Today’s General Counsel article, attorney Cristin K. Traylor considers this increasingly vexing question – increasingly vexing for two reasons: because the volume of information typically attached to a litigation has increased far beyond what could have been imagined when the concept of public access was established generations ago, and because information that formerly had to be accessed by a trip to the courthouse and a manual search of paper files is now more or less immediately accessible worldwide by way of internet search. “We need to strike a better balance between ensuring appropriate public access to court documents and protecting a company or individual’s private discussions,” the author says. “It seems unfair to force a party to disclose its innermost secrets simply because it had the misfortune of being sued, or because it sued another party.”

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