JUDGE ORDERS UNSEALING OF FRANCE FILES

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 ...

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LAWYERS FOR OBSERVER AND WCNC CALL FOR OPENNESS IN SECRETIVE FRANCE CASE

Local news organizations are starting to pay attention to Brian France's super-secret lawsuit with his ex-wife Megan. That's one of the drawbacks of super-secret lawsuits. Reporters who believe in the quaint notion of open government tend to pay attention to them. According to legal experts, France's civil complaint against his ex-wife Megan has received extraordinary treatment from the court. Attorneys for the Charlotte Observer and WCNC have joined lawyers for France's ex-wife Megan in calling ...

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BRIAN FRANCE’S SECRET LEGAL TROUBLES

The Charlotte Observer reports that NASCAR chairman Brian France is fighting a doozy of a lawsuit involving his ex-wife, and his lawyers are going to "extraordinary" lengths to keep the case from the public. The Observer reports, "It's unclear exactly what the dispute involves, but the matter is being heard in family court and apparently involves domestic issues." France filed a civil complaint in North Carolina against his ex-wife, Megan. I would tell you what it entails, bu ...

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