In Klein v. Amtrak -- a case in which two trespassing teenagers climbed atop a parked train car and suffered serious burns when they got too close to a 12,000-volt catenary wire -- a team of defense lawyers fighting to overturn a $24 million verdict figured out a way to have their settlement cake and eat their jurisprudence, too. The confidential settlement included an unusual provision that called for the trial judge to vacate all unfavorable published opinions and have them removed from Lexis and Westlaw.
After Settlement in Amtrak Case, Opinions Erased From Lexis and Westlaw
The Legal Intelligencer
August 19, 2009