Holland et al v. The Related Companies, Inc. et al

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-03220

ORDER RESOLVING {{110}} Administrative Motion to File Under Seal. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 7/7/16.

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 PETER HOLLAND, et al., Case No. 15-cv-03220-JSW 8 Plaintiffs, ORDER RESOLVING 9 v. ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION RE SEALING OF EXHIBITS 10 THE RELATED COMPANIES, INC., et al., Re: Dkt. No. 110 11 Defendants. 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 Plaintiffs have filed an administrative motion regarding the sealing of Exhibits 11-15 to the 14 Declaration of Celia McGuinness in support of their motion for summary judgment. Each of these 15 exhibits was designated as confidential by Defendants. Plaintiff contends that none of the 16 documents should be filed under seal, and they ask that they be permitted to file the exhibits in the 17 public record. Defendants have submitted a declaration that withdraws the confidentiality 18 designation for Exhibits 11-13 and 15. Accordingly, Plaintiff shall file those exhibits in the public 19 record. 20 A party must present "'compelling reasons'" "to seal judicial records attached to a 21 dispositive motion." Kamakana v. City and County of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1179 (9th Cir. 22 2006); accord Center for Auto Safety v. Chrysler Group, LLC, 809 F.3d 1092, 1097 (9th Cir. 23 2016). Defendant attests that Exhibit 14 consists of confidential financial information. 24 (Declaration of Lyn R. Agre, ¶¶ 5-6.) Defendants have shown compelling reasons to seal a 25 portion of this document. Center for Auto Safety, 809 F.3d at 1097. Defendants note, however, 26 that the pages that are bates stamped "Related002225-2226 and Related002248 do not contain any 27 sensitive financial information. Thus, Defendants also have satisfied the requirement to ensure 28 that a sealing order is narrowly tailored. 1 Therefo ore, the Courrt DENIES, IN PART, P Plaintiffs' reqquest to file Exhibit 14 iin the publicc 2 reccord. Plaintiff shall file a redacted veersion of Exxhibit 14. Paages Relatedd002225-22226 and 3 Related002248 8 of that exhiibit shall be filed in the ppublic recordd, and the reest of the exhhibit shall 4 rem main under seal. s 5 IT IS SO S ORDER RED. 6 Daated: July 7, 2016 2 7 __________________________________________ JEFFFREY S. W WHITE 8 Unnited States D District Judgge 9 10 11 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2