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Negligence – Wrongful Death Settlement – Court Approval – Confidential Terms (access required)

A court order approving a petition under Va. Code § 8.01-55 of a wrongful death settlement should be unsealed for disclosure of the monetary amount of the settlement, which the parties seek to keep a secret; the Virginia Supreme Court upholds a circuit court order requiring disclosure. The settling parties essentially contend that nothing in Code ...