The settlement for the quadriplegic girl in the notorious Giants Stadium drunken-driving case must be kept secret so her estranged father won’t learn how much money she has and try to steal it, a judge says in an opinion made public on Friday.

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Robert Wilson rejected arguments by open courts advocate Public Citizen, of Washington, D.C., that the presumption of openness and public interest in the issue of drunkenness at American sporting events outweighed the parties’ privacy interests.

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