Despite opposition from attorneys in the case, Broward Circuit Judge Robert Carney III on Wednesday ordered the public posting of a medical negligence case involving a severely brain-damaged child that previously had been removed from the public court docket.

At a hearing, Carney said that once a settlement in the case, or any other document, was filed with the court, it legally became a public record. Yet Carney decided to keep information about the settlement sealed for the next 30 days, pending an appeal by the attorneys. All the information in the 2002 case, including the case number and parties, had been hidden from public view.

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