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A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday that a district judge should not have allowed extensive redactions and sealed filings in MetLife Inc.’s fight with financial regulators over the company’s designation as “too big to fail,” in a unanimous opinion that trumpeted the public’s right to access court records.

C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at cbarber@alm.com. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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