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May 2022

California “Public Right to Know” Bill Would Increase Access to Settlement Docs  

By Tracy Rane
PUBLISHED IN: MediaLawLetter May 2022
The bill creates a presumption that no court order may conceal information about a defective product or an environmental hazard that poses a danger to public health or public safety unless the court finds that the public interest in disclosure is clearly outweighed by a specific and substantial need for secrecy.