Former Pilot President Fights Unsealing of Court Documents

Convicted former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood is fighting an effort by the Knoxville News Sentinel to unseal a transcript of a behind-closed-doors hearing during his trial, a copy of a deal he struck with his former bosses, and notes jurors sent to a judge during deliberations, the newspaper reported on Tuesday. Attorney Richard Hollow last week filed a motion on behalf of the News Sentinel challenging Hazelwood’s bid to keep under seal records in his case involving a closed-door hearing, an employment contract that led Pilot Flying J to fund his defense, and notes jurors sent to U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier. The news outlet contends there is no legal basis to keep the records secret.
 
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