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    It does seem the judge was using this case to try to prove a point about celebrities in general rather than considering it on its own merit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreyFollower View Post
    I think it was wrong to suggest that this is a case of a celebrity wanting special treatment. While no one wants their personal and financial records public, regular folks don't have a horde of reporters anxious to tell all on the internet and in publications worldwide.

    It comes off to me as a way of attempting to strong arm Cindy to drop the suit. They could be provided the information without it being public fodder. They mistreated her husband, and now they're bullying her, IMO. Shame on them.
    I'm a little late to the party here, but I so totally agree with this comment, especially the bolded part, which I think maybe should entitle celebrities to some special considerations. Unfortunately, many lawyers are masters at bullying people when they are the most vulnerable. And the sad part is that they do it because it works. I've said all along that I believe the case will eventually be settled and this is one reason I believe that. Unfortunately, just like everything else these days, our justice system is being driven by money and power. Cindy may be wealthy, but she's not as rich and powerful as the hospital, so she'll probably be forced to settle. Bottom line is, yep, justice can be bought.

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    I thought the same thing about the hospital. Cindy's wealth is peanuts compared to them. She lost her husband and he suffered terribly due to their lack of attentiveness,etc. and yet they want to make an example out of HER because she's a celebrity. IMO, it's more a case of a large business using their power to get away with grievous behavior, and then having the gall to bully the injured party. Grrrrrrr!
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    Great post, Carolyn, thanks for the info. I havenít read the judgeís opinion but I knew he must have been responding to an argument made by Cindyís lawyers, that Glennís celebrity merited special protection of his records. What is unusual is that this was a preemptive request; apparently the defendant hadnít even asked for tax records yet.*

    One of the basic tenets of the U.S. justice system is openness and transparency of our courts. There are exceptions of course e.g. juvenile cases but the importance of the public knowing how or why a court ruling is made or whether proper adherence to due process or other legal proceedings has occurred cannot be overstated.

    I do sympathize with Cindy and her family and understand the desire to have their financial records sealed but I donít see how the judge was being unreasonable here.

    *incidentally the Page 6 article posted previously says that the defendant Dr. did ask for some financial info but Cindy Frey refused to disclose it b/c the he didnít sign a confidentiality agreement.

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    Carolyn Ė you make some good legal arguments in your post. And much of what you say, I agree with. Speaking for myself, I never intended my post to imply that the judges ruling was legally wrong. I actually didnít even read the ruling. My comment was directed more about our flawed legal system in general.

    Of course, I wholeheartedly embrace the idea of equal justice under the law, but the problem is that itís a very idealistic concept, and realistically there are many issues when putting this theory into practice. It is hard for anyone to convince me that wealth and power can't buy preferential treatment in our current justice system.

    Equal justice for all only works when there is equal opportunity and treatment under the law for everyone. So I will have to stand by my comments. I donít believe that a celebrity will always get the same treatment as I do when it comes to protection of privacy and I donít believe that a young black man will always get the same justice as I in do in our legal system. And, yep, sadly, I guess you could say I'm jaded.

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    To me the judge was very much in the wrong here. To me he made a very wrong choice here. I disagree with his comment about celebrities.

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