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France v. France
North Carolina Court of Appeals
705 S.E.2d 399 (2011)
Brian France and Megan France entered a separation agreement that covered child support, custody, and alimony. The agreement also included a confidentiality provision that limited the disclosure of financial information in the agreement. Pursuant to this provision, Brian moved for an order to bar the public from accessing the resulting proceeding and associated court documents. The trial judge ruled that the public interest in access to court proceedings and records outweighed the privacy interests of the parties to the case. Brian appealed. The North Carolina Court of Appeals granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (McGee, J.)
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