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Friday, April 10, 2015

Ind. Decisions - Tax Court opinion filed April 9th, re placing documents under seal

In ESPN Productions, Inc. v. Indiana Department of State Revenue, a 10-page opinion, Judge Wentworth writes:

ESPN Productions, Inc. has requested the Court to place certain documents within the judicial record under seal so they cannot be accessed by the general public. Being duly advised in the matter, the Court grants that request in part and denies it in part. * * *

CONCLUSION. The tax returns, Production Services Agreement, and Cable Television License Agreements submitted by ESPN Productions as designated evidence in support of its motion for summary judgment are protected from public disclosure under both APRA and Administrative Rule 9(G)(2). That protection does not extend, however, to ESPN Productions’ Supplement to Protest.

Accordingly, the Clerk of the Tax Court is ORDERED to return any green copies of the Supplement to Protest (Pet’r Des’g Evid., App. B., Ex. 14) to ESPN Productions. ESPN Productions may, if it so chooses, resubmit the Supplement to Protest as a public access document.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 10, 2015 11:00 AM
Posted to Ind. Tax Ct. Decisions