Remember those court documents whose unsealing would have "huge adverse effects for Mr. France"? A Mecklenburg, N.C., judge has ruled that they should be unsealed and that NASCAR chairman Brian France’s lawsuit against his ex-wife Megan should be open to the public. A previous judge had gone to extraordinary lengths to keep details of the case from the public. France’s attorneys will appeal. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the judge is not expected to issue a written order before the middle of next week and no information will be released before then.
If France wants to retain his privacy, he will have to settle out of court. Otherwise, he gets the Jeremy Mayfield treatment.
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