Lewis v. Walraven et al
ORDER granting in part and denying in part 44 Motion to Seal Document. (See Order for specifics.) Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on April 11, 2018. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JERMAIN D. LEWIS
SHERIFF BOBBY WALRAVEN,
Little River County, Arkansas; DEPUTY
TIMOTHY GARNER; and
LITTLE RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Before the Court is a Motion to File Documents Under Seal filed by Defendant Little River
Memorial Hospital. (ECF No. 44). Defendant Little River Memorial Hospital states that it intends
to file a motion for summary judgment, a brief in support of the motion, a statement of undisputed
facts, and exhibits containing the medical records of Plaintiff. Defendant requests that all of these
documents be filed under seal because the documents contain confidential and protected health
information regarding the medical care and treatment of Plaintiff. However, Plaintiff’s Complaint
alleges he was denied adequate medical care by Defendant Little River Memorial Hospital.
Consequently, Plaintiff has put his medical condition and treatment at issue in this lawsuit.
Accordingly, Defendant’s Motion to File Documents Under Seal (ECF No. 44) is granted
in part and denied in part. Defendant’s Motion is GRANTED as to the exhibits containing
Plaintiff’s actual medical records. Defendant’s Motion is DENIED as to the motion for summary
judgment, brief in support thereof, and the undisputed statement of facts.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 11th day of April 2018.
/s/ Barry A. Bryant________
HON. BARRY A. BRYANT
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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