PLAINTIFF’S COUNSEL CANNOT BE COMPELLED TO KEEP SETTLEMENT CONFIDENTIAL
In a post today the DC Medical Malpractice Blog writes about a new decision by the District of Columbia Bar Counsel. This decision states that defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit can no longer require that the settlement details be kept confidential. A settlement agreement “may not compel counsel to keep confidential . . . public information about the case, such as the name of the opponent, the allegations set forth in the complaint on file, or the fact that the case has settled.”
See the full decision here.