Top Florida court officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties now say that computer problems were responsible for the controversial removal of many civil court cases from the public record.

Broward Circuit Administrative Judge Thomas Lynch IV, whose own 2003 divorce was removed from public view, and Un Cha Kim, the chief operating officer of the Palm Beach County clerk’s office, said last week that computer programming problems and a changeover in systems led to sealed civil cases being left off the public dockets.

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