The fact that a complaint contains potentially untrue material that could defame a party is not enough to warrant sealing the document, a federal judge in New York has ruled.

Addressing that standard for sealing “scandalous and defamatory” material under 11 U.S.C. �107(b)(2), Southern District Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn rejected the sealing request of a law firm that said allegations of fraud made by another party would harm its reputation if aired on the court’s electronic case filing system.

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