National General Assurance Company v. Cartee
ORDER denying 38 Motion for Discovery. Signed by Magistrate Judge Katherine P. Nelson on 5/31/2013. (sdb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
NATIONAL GENERAL ASSURANCE
OLIVE CARTEE, as Representative of
the Estate of Blake Cartee, deceased,
) CIVIL ACTION NO. 13-23-CB-N
Plaintiff has filed a Motion to Obtain Permission to Seek Blake Cartee’s and
Jacob Cartee’s Juvenile Court Records (doc. 38). The motion cites Alabama Code §1215-133, which provides:
Upon determining a legitimate need for access, and subject to applicable federal
law, the juvenile court may also grant access to specific records, report’s and
information to another person, department, entity, or agency. The determination
of legitimate need by the juvenile court shall be based upon a written request filed
with the juvenile court stating the following:
(1) The reason the person, department, entity, or agency is requesting the
(2) The use to be made of the information;
(3) The names of the persons or entities that will have access to the
Plaintiff’s motion does not indicate upon what basis plaintiff seeks the
involvement of this court in the process created by the statute. The language of the
statute specifies that the juvenile court has the authority to consider such a request; there
is no provision for the involvement of any other court in that process. The “permission”
of this court is not a statutory requirement of making a request to the juvenile court under
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that plaintiff’s Motion to Obtain Permission,
etc., is DENIED.
DONE this the 31st day of May, 2013.
/s/ Katherine P. Nelson
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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