Mohegan Sun can't keep lawsuit documents private

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A judge says Mohegan Sun cannot keep certain documents out of the public eye in a civil lawsuit over its failed Palmer casino bid.

Hampden Superior Court Judge Richard Carey ruled Friday the Connecticut-based casino operator and Northeast Realty Associates, Mohegan's partner in the Palmer venture, can't designate some materials as "attorney's eyes only."

Northeast Realty has sued Mohegan Sun alleging it violated an exclusivity agreement keeping it from pursuing a gambling license in Massachusetts other than the Palmer land it leased from Northeast. Mohegan Sun has denied violating an agreement.

The judge also said the two sides don't have the right to provide state gambling regulators copies of discovery materials, as Northeast Realty requested.

After Palmer voters rejected the casino last fall, Suffolk Downs announced a deal with Mohegan Sun for a casino proposal in Revere.

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