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What Will Happen to the Discovery Record – State Farm Settles Lawsuit Regarding Campaign Contr

Campaign contributions – direct and indirect, and transparent or hidden – are frequent topics for charges and counter-charges of bias and illegal campaign finance. In that light, it’s interesting to read and think about why State Farm and plaintiffs agreed to a $250 million settlement that mooted a trial of the long-pending litigation regarding campaign contributions related to the election of a member of the Supreme Court of Illinois.  Articles are everywhere – e.g. here .  The articles, however, do not address the point of greatest interest to me. That is, what are the settlement terms regarding public access  – or not – to the complete record of discovery taken in the case.

About Kirk

Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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