Documents unsealed for the public interest
I am an activist and citizen journalist, following a somewhat high profile and complex wrongful death case. The defendants in the case had produced some very damaging documents in discovery, which no one but the attorneys and judge had seen thus far, and were trying to keep them sealed to prevent public access to them. John filed a non-party petition to unseal the records, for me, in order to demonstrate that there was public interest in the case and encourage the judge to unseal them. Soon afterwards, the judge ruled that the documents should be public. These documents are now being used by a state licensing agency as evidence to revoke the license of the defendants in the case. I am grateful to John for his willingness to stand on the side of good and the public interest. Even now, after his role is completed, he still demonstrates an interest in the current events of the case. Clearly, he is a lawyer who cares.