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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
United States v. Glens Falls Newspapers
Citation:160 F.3d 853 (2d Cir. 1998)
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The Environmental Protection Agency (Plaintiff) sued General Electric Company and the Town of Moreau, New York (Defendants) for industrial waste that contaminated an aquifer. For ten years the parties negotiated remedies to the contamination and entered a confidentiality order through the District Court to prevent public disclosure of the negotiation documents before final settlement. The Post Star sought access to the draft settlement documents.
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