Jamali v. Marin, et al

Filing 55

ORDER denying 53 Motion to Seal, Expunge or Destroy all Records Related to this Case. Signed by Judge Frederick J Martone on 1/29/13. (MAP)

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1 WO 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 Imran Jamali, 9 Plaintiff, 10 vs. 11 JD Marin, et al., 12 Defendants. 13 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV-04-2906-PHX-FJM ORDER 14 The court has before it plaintiff’s motion to seal, expunge or destroy all records related 15 to this case (doc. 53). He explains only that he wishes to put the contents of this case behind 16 him and out of the public record. Plaintiff’s request to seal the case records has already been 17 rejected by this court (doc. 51). 18 There is “a strong presumption in favor of access” to information filed with a court. 19 Kamakana v. City & County of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1178 (9th Cir. 2006) (citing Nixon 20 v. Warner Commc’ns, Inc., 435 U.S. 589, 597 & n.7 (1978)). To overcome this presumption, 21 a party seeking to seal a judicial record must demonstrate “compelling reasons.” Id. Plaintiff 22 has failed to satisfy this heavy burden. 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS ORDERED DENYING plaintiff’s motion to seal, expunge or destroy all records related to this case (doc. 53). DATED this 29th day of January, 2013.

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