In a recent decision in the case of Vaccaro v. Scranton Quincy Hospital Company, LLC, No. 2014-CV-7675 (C.P. Lacka. Co. Nov. 18, 2016 Nealon, J.), Judge Terrence R. Nealon of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas denied a defense request to seal settlement records in a medical malpractice case. The court found that the defendants’ arguments about the potential impact on future settlement negotiations and loss of business did not outweigh the need to keep judicial records accessible to the public.
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