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Ruling supports Boston Globe in lawsuit

State must release names, judge says

State officials must release the names of scores of people who have received substantial payments from the state to settle lawsuits, employment disputes, or other issues in recent years, under a Suffolk Superior Court decision Monday in a lawsuit filed by The Boston Globe.

Massachusetts officials had sought to keep confidential the names of people who receive the payments, which can range from small amounts to hundreds of thousands of dollars, arguing that recipients have a right to privacy.

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