IN RE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF PORTLAND

No. 10-35206.

657 F.3d 1008 (2011)

In the Matter of ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF PORTLAND IN OREGON, as Successors, a Corporation Sole, DBA Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Father M; Father D, Appellants, v. Various Tort Claimants, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed September 21, 2011.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael B. Merchant , Black Helterline LLP, Portland, OR, for appellants Father M and Father D.

Erin K. Olson , Law Office of Erin Olson, P.C., Portland, OR, for appellee Various Tort Claimants.

Before: ALEX KOZINSKI, Chief Judge, CARLOS T. BEA and SANDRA S. IKUTA, Circuit Judges.


OPINION

IKUTA, Circuit Judge:

Documents produced in discovery and filed in the bankruptcy court contained allegations that Fathers M and D, two priests who were not parties to the Portland Archdiocese's bankruptcy case, had sexually abused children. The bankruptcy court held that the discovery documents at issue could be disclosed to the public, because the public's interest in disclosure of these discovery documents outweighed the priests' privacy interests...

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