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Washington Supreme Court Toughens Rule on Sealing Records

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· Story link The Washington Supreme Court tightened the state’s rule on the sealing of court records in a civil…

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The Washington Supreme Court tightened the state’s rule on the sealing of court records in a civil case, saying that all records used by a court in deciding a case must be open unless there is a “compelling interest” in confidentiality. An appeals court has earlier held that the drug company defendant in a medical damage suit had only to show “good cause” for keeping the trial information confidential. (7/7/05)