If at first you don’t succeed, try another Supreme Court justice. That’s what Mayer Brown’s Philip Lacovara did on behalf of his client, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., in seeking to delay release of thousands of pages of documents in sexual abuse cases brought against priests over the last decade or so.
The New York Times and other news organizations sought and won an order from the Connecticut Supreme Court to release the discovery documents in the aftermath of a settlement in the cases — in 2001. After years of litigation over the issue, the court ruled in June in favor of the media request, citing the state’s common law right of access.
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