Kirkpatrick v. Alderwoods Group, Inc. et al

Western District of Texas, txwd-6:2011-cv-00238

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY ORGANIZATIONAL CHART SHOULD NOT BE FILED WITHOUT SEAL [Transferred from California Northern on 9/7/2011.]

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1 2 3 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 CLAUDE BRYANT, et al., No. C 08-1190 SI Related Case: No. C 08-1184 SI 7 Plaintiffs, ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY 8 v. ORGANIZATIONAL CHART SHOULD NOT BE FILED WITHOUT SEAL 9 SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL, et al., 10 Defendants. For the Northern District of California 11 United States District Court / 12 13 After the May 29, 2009 hearing on defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of personal 14 jurisdiction, defense counsel provided five charts to assist the Court in understanding the corporate 15 structure of defendant Service Corporation International. Counsel explained in a letter dated June 4 that 16 four of the charts (bates numbered SCI (BRY) 00411-14) have been produced to plaintiffs in discovery 17 and that counsel prepared the fifth chart (which does not have a bates number) for the Court after the 18 May 29 hearing. Defense counsel request that if the fifth chart is made part of the record in this case, 19 it be filed under seal. The Court finds that the fifth chart should be included in the record. It is not 20 evident to the Court, however, why it should be filed under seal. Defense counsel shall file a 21 declaration within five days of the filing of this order explaining why this document should not 22 be filed in the public record. If defense counsel opts not to file a declaration, the Court shall direct 23 the clerk to file and docket the fifth chart on the public docket. 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. 25 Dated: July 27, 2009 26 SUSAN ILLSTON 27 United States District Judge 28