Media Groups Argue for Access in Prince Estate Case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Media organizations are asking a Minnesota judge to guarantee public access to all proceedings surrounding Prince’s estate.

They will argue their case Thursday before the Carver County judge who sealed some filings from people claiming family ties to the rock icon — and perhaps a share of his multi-million-dollar estate. The judge also blocked cameras from a June hearing.

The news outlets argue that the special administrator overseeing Prince’s estate hasn’t asked for the hearings to be closed and only sought to block cameras and recording devices at the June hearing. They say the law doesn’t require closure of cases involving paternity questions.

They’re also asking the judge to deny the administrator’s request for a blanket order sealing business documents related to monetizing Prince’s estate.

Prince died April 21 of a drug overdose.

 

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