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HAVING COURT DOC UNDER SEAL

Cincinnati, OH |

Should have plaintiff move to have the court documents in the ligation sealed, so it does not depreprive a person for future work or employment, if an employed learns of a person suing a large company they may not want to hire that person.

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  1. In certain circumstances you can have a criminal record sealed but as counsel stated court proceedings are a matter of public record, and civil cases generally cannot be sealed.


  2. My fellow counsel are correct - adult criminal and all civil proceedings are a matter of public record. Note however, that juvenile court proceedings are NOT public - and the record of juvenile proceedings will be sealed upon completion (by the court or upon motion of an attorney) and available only to certain state agencies and law enforcement by request.

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