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.
- Decided 02/20/2002
- Published 02/20/2002
- California Court of Appeal
- 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.