This is more of my continuing series on new legislation in Nevada.
Assembly Bill 519 dated March 23, 2007 prohibits the district court from sealing a public record unless certain circumstances are met. For example, sealing the records may not have the purpose of concealing a public hazard and may not create a state of imminent danger to the public.
Before sealing a public record, the court also must hold a hearing, provide notice of such hearing to the parties and the public, and allow the parties to present evidence and briefs at the hearing.
To see the full assembly bill.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.