Until recently, public access for court decisions still required time, effort or expense. Court decisions used to be filed away in musty courthouses. Some were printed in expensive, hardback volumes available only in law libraries. But now, it’s easier to find court decisions than ever before. Federal circuit court decisions are readily accessible through Internet search engines. While perhaps good in theory, this has actually become problematic and needs to stop.
Although court decisions are public records, that doesn’t mean they should be publicized by the courts on search engines, such as Google.
In the 'dodging a bullet' category, take a look here, where 2/8 concludes:
Although we find –– based on the nature of the record and the briefs submittedAlso of note, to be filed under "when a 'judgment' is NOT really a judgment" (because it's only from phase one of a bifurcated case), look at the now-published decision in Baker v. Castaldi:
on appeal –– that this is close case for sanctions, we find that the better course is to end
any further court involvement with the parties.
After the first phase completed, the court found both Theresa and Alfonse jointly and severally liable for conversion. On May 20, 2013, months before the punitive damages phase began, a document entitled “judgment” was filed. The “judgment” indicated that judgment was against both defendants, jointly and severally, and set forth $610,500 in compensatory damages plus interest and costs. The “judgment” went on to state that the court “finds by a preponderance of the evidence that both defendants Alfonse Castaldi and Theresa Castaldi have acted with malice and with oppression toward plaintiff Ken Baker warranting an award of punitive damages to be assessed at a separate trial.…”
In the "is it appealable?" file, here's more emphasis that it's the anti-SLAPP order that's appealable, not the subsequent fees order.