A jury awarded a quadriplegic girl in the notorious Giants Stadium drunken-driving case $105 million in 2005, the largest dram shop verdict in history. But an appeals court reversed and the judge sealed the amount of the subsequent settlement. He has now made public his June opinion explaining his rationale, and it was all about the girl's father. The New Jersey judge says the settlement must be kept secret so her estranged father won't learn how much money she has and try to steal it.
Judge Won't Unseal Stadium Crash Settlement but Says Why He Sealed It
New Jersey Law Journal
November 21, 2007
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