Green v. American Modern Home Insurance Company

Filing 61

ORDER granting #58 Motion to Seal. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on June 13, 2016. (mll)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION PAMELA GREEN individually and on behalf of others similarly situated v. PLAINTIFFS Case No. 4:14-cv-04074 AMERICAN MODERN HOME INSURANCE COMPANY DEFENDANT ORDER Before the Court is Defendant’s Unopposed Motion to File Sealed and Redacted Portions of Deposition Transcripts. (ECF No. 58). On October 30, 2014, the Court entered a Stipulated Protective Order. (ECF No. 28). Pursuant to that Order, documents regarding claims submitted by Defendant’s insureds and Defendant’s proprietary information were to be marked as “Confidential.” Defendant now wishes to file under seal portions of deposition transcripts and exhibits that were marked as confidential. Defendant seeks to file William Heeb’s complete deposition transcript, including all exhibits, under seal. The majority of Heeb’s deposition transcript was designated as Confidential. Defendant also seeks to file seven exhibits to Saul Solomon’s deposition under seal and redact a portion of Solomon’s deposition transcript marked as Confidential. The remainder of Solomon’s deposition transcript and exhibits which were not designated as confidential, will be filed on the docket. The Court finds that the Defendant’s strong interest in maintaining the confidential information contained in these documents outweighs the interests served by the common-law right of access. See IDT Corp. v. eBay, 709 F.3d 1220, 1223 (8th Cir. 2013). Accordingly, Defendant’s Unopposed Motion to File Sealed and Redacted Portions of Deposition Transcripts (ECF No. 58) is hereby GRANTED. Defendant is directed to file Heeb’s complete deposition, including exhibits, under seal. Defendant is directed to file Solomon’s transcript, unsealed, on the docket. Defendant may redact the portion of the transcript which has been marked as Confidential. Exhibits 1-7 of Solomon’s deposition may be filed under seal. Defendant is directed to provide the Court with complete, unredacted copies of the transcripts and exhibits. IT IS SO ORDERED, this 13th day of June, 2016. /s/ Susan O. Hickey Susan O. Hickey United States District Judge 2

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