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Court Unseals Records In Backstreet Boys Litigation

DAYTONA BEACH (CN) - An appeals court in Florida largely granted Condé Nast Publications' motion to unseal depositions in litigation between the Backstreet Boys and former manager Sybil Hall.

Hall sued the members of the now-disbanded boy band in 2002, claiming they owed her money. The singers then sued ex-manager Lou Pearlman and his record company, Trans Continental Records, seeking reimbursement for the money they paid Hall and others to settle litigation that stemmed from Pearlman's "actions or inactions," according to the group's attorney, Jordan Keller.

The court said it could not unseal the deposition of Robert Carter, father of singer Nick Carter, but held that the burden of proof fell on the Backstreet Boys to explain why the remaining documents should be exempt from public disclosure.

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