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My case is now posted on leagle.com even though it says "not to be published in the official reports" and anytime someone googles my name, the case comes up. This is embarrassing, and is hurting my personal and professional life.
I contacted leagle and they replied that my case has a formal citation. "Any case including citation(s) of other cases or that is cited subsequently in other case(s) is important in maintaining the complete interconnected appellate record. Removing this case would destroy this linkage thus compromising the integrity of our database."
They suggested I contact the court.
Under CA Rule 8.1125, I must make a request to the Supreme Court to de-publish within 30 days after the decision, so no help there.
What can I do. Please help!I understand that it is a public record, etc. I'm looking for a way to keep it from showing up in a google search by using my name. This would NOT keep the record out of the public domain, nor from anyone finding out about the case if they were to do a background investigation. Other than Rule 8.1125, I could not find anything that addresses the courts experience with this, either positive or negative. 1) Is it possible to petition the court for relief? If so, where do I start? (superior court, COA, or supreme court?) Or how would I go about doing it, and is there any legal authority I could cite? Also, 2) what arguments can I use in my favor? For example, while public information, this is not current. My case has been expunged, so while the case is true, since my status has changed, this publication evokes the wrong idea. In summary what arguments - if any- could I use? Thank you so much for your help.