Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Landmark Case and Makes New Law in Unsealing Court Settlements

A unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, upheld a lower court’s decision to unseal settlement documents stemming from the 2008 collapse of a construction crane that killed seven people. The panel ruled in Squeri v. East 51st Street Development, 117452/08, that Manhattan Justice Carol Edmead properly exercised her discretion when she unsealed the documents even though one wrongful death action from the accident remained pending.