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Judge: Infant settlement terms must be public (access required)

Litigants settling a child’s medical malpractice claim cannot keep the terms secret under Virginia law that requires a judge’s approval of the compromise, a circuit judge has ruled. The decision underscores transparency principles established in a 2008 Virginia Supreme Court ruling that terms of wrongful death settlements must be publicly disclosed. Even though the infant settlement statute ...