The Sixth Circuit remanded Signature Mgmt. Team v. Doe, No. 16-2188 (6th Cir. Nov. 28, 2017) to the district court with instructions to reconsider unmasking the anonymous defendant, finding it had “failed to recognize the presumption in favor of open judicial records,” which is particularly strong at the judgment phase. However, the 2-1 majority pointed out reasons why unmasking still might not be necessary, triggering a dissent suggesting the majority didn’t go far enough.
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