Smith v. Barrow Neurological Institute et al
ORDER granting 287 Motion to Seal Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Frederick J Martone on 10/31/12. (MAP)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
Barrow Neurological Institute, et al.,
No. CV 10-01632-PHX-FJM
We have before us plaintiff's motion to file under seal her response to defendants'
motion for summary judgment (doc. 287). A party seeking to seal records must provide
compelling reasons which outweigh the general history of access and public policies favoring
disclosure. Pintos v. Pacific Creditors Ass'n, 605 F.3d 665, 679 (9th Cir. 2010).
Plaintiff requests that her response be filed under seal because the exhibits consist of
juvenile court records, a police report involving allegations defendants made to Child
Protective Services ("CPS"), and deposition transcripts of CPS workers.
favors the protection of minors' privacy. Indeed, juvenile court records and proceedings are
generally confidential. See, e.g., A.R.S. §§ 8-208(F), 8-537(A). Records relating to
investigations conducted by Child Protective Services are confidential. A.R.S. § 41-1959(A).
Therefore, compelling reasons exist for sealing plaintiff's response.
IT IS ORDERED GRANTING plaintiff's motion to file her response to
defendants' motion for summary judgment under seal (doc. 287).
DATED this 31st day of October, 2012.
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