In an opinion yesterday, Judge Baer unsealed documents relating to a petition to confirm an arbitration award, notwithstanding the parties’ agreement to keep the information confidential, and notwithstanding that the parties settled the dispute before any ruling on the petition.  The unsealing order came in response to a motion to intervene from several insurance companies with disputes similar to the one that was the subject of the confidential arbitration.  Judge Baer concluded that the fact of a settlement was irrelevant:
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