Smith v. Barrow Neurological Institute et al
ORDER granting 323 Plaintiff's Motion to File her Reply Under Seal. Signed by Judge Frederick J Martone on 1/14/13. (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 reply in support of
plaintiff's motion to strike Exhibit "A" (doc. 323). No response has been filed. 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 the sealing of her reply because it contains and discusses evidence
and exhibits that consist of juvenile court records, police reports, and Child Protective
Services (CPS) reports. Public policy 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 CPS are confidential.
A.R.S. § 41-1959(A). Therefore, compelling reasons exist for sealing plaintiff's motion.
IT IS ORDERED GRANTING plaintiff's motion to file her reply under seal (doc.
DATED this 14th day of January, 2013.
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