The Seattle Times
King County executive candidate Susan Hutchison will fight release of records of her discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, KIRO-TV, all the way to the state Supreme Court.
Hutchison supports open records, her attorney Jon Rosen said in a Wednesday hearing at King County Superior Court. “However when it comes to intruding in the privacy of individuals who availed themselves of the court,” Rosen said, “that’s a different story.”
Rosen argued that unsealing records from Hutchison’s lawsuit could have a chilling effect on others who want to sue their employers. He also said the records paint a one-sided picture. They contain inaccurate allegations about Hutchison, Rosen said, but not her rebuttal because the case was settled before she responded. More…