A one-page Delaware Court of Chancery letter decision recently addressed the practical issue created by the intersection of a public trial with the confidential treatment of the content of pleadings and other court filings that have been cloaked with the protection of Rule 5.1 of the Court of Chancery Rules. Bottom line: the court will not close the entire proceedings of a public hearing or trial notwithstanding the confidential treatment given to court filings under Rule 5.1–but rather, if testimony or other disclosures of a confidential nature are expected to arise during the trial “the public (if any) may be briefly excused from the hearing.” Searchlight PST, L.P. v. MediaMath, Holdings, Inc., C.A. No. 2020-0652-SG (Del. Ch. Aug. 24, 2020).