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Update on Sealing Court Records

Posted by Ryan Robertson | Apr 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

It has been almost four years since the Washington Supreme Court issued its decision in Hundtofte v. Encarnacion. This decision was meant to give guidance to courts on standards to use to decide whether to seal court records. As I wrote several years back, the Courts decision did the opposite. U...

Supreme Court Agrees to Review Court File Sealing Case.

Posted by Andrea Robertson | Mar 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The State Supreme Court decided to review the Court of Appeals ruling in Encarnacion v. Hundtofte, 169 Wn. App. 498 (2012). The decision in Encarnacion substantially restricts the ability of judges to seal or redact court files to protect privacy rights of individuals who must pass back...

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