A former wrestler seeking access to sealed records from the incapacitation hearing for John E. du Pont, in an effort to see whether du Pont set up a trust for the wrestler, has the burden of showing why the records should be unsealed.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in an issue of first impression, determined that because the Legislature has said participants in incapacitation hearings don’t have to demonstrate particular reasons for sealing the records, they shouldn’t have to later prove why the records should continue to be sealed.
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