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IN RE: PROVIDIAN CREDIT CARD CASES, A094820

Rules 243.1 and 243.2 of the California Rules of Court vest a trial court with a considerable amount of discretion in deciding whether to seal or unseal a judicial record and, in light of the strong presumption in favor of public access, unsealing records containing alleged trade secrets was not an abuse of discretion.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/20/2002
  • Published 02/20/2002

Judges

  • KAY, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  •  Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, Brian P. Brosnahan, Jonathan P. Hayden, D. Christopher Kerby, San Francisco, for Defendants and Appellants Providian Financial Corporation, Providian National Bank, Providian Bank and Providian Bancorp Services., McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, Neil L. Shapiro, San Francisco, for Movant and Respondent Hearst Corporation.
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