Court Rules Kushner Firm Can’t Keep Business Partners Secret

(From CBS News)

A federal judge ruled Friday that the family company once run by Jared Kushner isn’t allowed to keep secret the identity of its business partners in several Maryland properties. The decision means the company tied to President Trump’s son-in-law might be forced to provide a rare glimpse into how it finances its real estate ventures.

A U.S. district judge in the state rejected the argument that the privacy rights of the Kushner Cos. partners outweigh the public interest in obtaining judicial records in a lawsuit before the court.

The ruling backed the argument by The Associated Press and other news organizations that the media has a “presumptive right” to see such court documents and the Kushner Cos. had not raised a “compelling government interest” needed by law to block access.

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