Chestnut v. Daimler Chrysler Corp. et al.

Open Court Proceedings and Challenges to Protective Orders
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Michelin North America attempted to effectively close the courtroom and seal documents during a trial involving a 15-passenger van rollover crash that killed four and injured seven. Public Citizen and Center for Autoy Safety filed a brief in the District Court of Wichita County, 78th Judicial District, seeking to intervene in response to Michelin's request to block public access to the trial. Rather than face the possibility that evidence would come out regarding the safety of Michelin tires, the company decided to settle the suit out of court.