Sparta Consulting, Inc. v. Copart, Inc.

Filing 247

ORDER signed by District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on 3/2/17 GRANTING Plaintiff/Counterdefendant Copart, Inc.'s Request to seal certain exhibits submitted in support of Copart Inc.'s opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment.(Mena-Sanchez, L)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 Case No: 2:14-CV-00046-KJM-CKD COPART, INC., Plaintiff, v. 13 14 15 16 SPARTA CONSULTING, INC., KPIT INFOSYSTEMS, INC., and KPIT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., Defendants. _______________________________________ ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF/COUNTERDEFENDANT COPART, INC.’S REQUEST TO SEAL CERTAIN EXHIBITS SUBMITTED IN SUPPORT OF COPART INC.’S OPPOSITIONS TO DEFENDANTS’ MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT L.R. 140, 141 SPARTA CONSULTING, INC., 18 Counterplaintiff, 19 20 February 24, 2017 10 a.m. Hon. Kimberly J. Mueller Courtroom 3, 15th Floor August 14, 2017 v. 21 Hearing Date: Time: Judge: Location: Trial Date: 17 COPART, INC., 22 Counterdefendant. 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER Case No. 2:14-cv-00046-KJM-CKD 1 Having considered Plaintiff/Counterdefendant Copart, Inc.’s Request to Seal Portions of 2 Certain Exhibits Submitted in Support of Copart’s Oppositions to Defendants’ Motions for 3 Summary Judgment, and the papers filed in relation thereto, and finding compelling reasons 4 therefor: 5 Copart’s request to seal is HEREBY GRANTED as explained below. 6 The court finds that portions of Exhibits 93, 94, 95, and 96 of the Takenouchi declaration 7 submitted in support of Copart’s request to seal contain detailed technical specifications and 8 designs for the Copart imaging technology and credit card processing functionality that forms the 9 basis of Copart’s trade secrets claims in this action. Preventing disclosure of trade secret and other 10 commercially sensitive information is a “compelling reason” justifying the sealing of documents. 11 Kamakana v. City & Cnty. of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1179 (9th Cir. 2006); Serv. Employees 12 Int’l Union v. Prime Healthcare Servs., Inc., No. CIV. S-08-2980-LKK-CMK, 2010 WL 2843942, 13 at *6 (E.D. Cal. July 19, 2010). Copart has demonstrated that it is likely to suffer competitive 14 harm if this information is publicly disclosed. Copart’s request to seal is narrowly tailored to seal 15 only the information that discloses Copart’s claimed trade secrets and commercially sensitive 16 information. 17 18 19 Therefore, the court orders approves Copart’s request to seal the information identified in Exhibits 93, 94, 95, and 96 of the Takenouchi declaration, respectively. This order does not predetermine sealing for the purposes of trial. In addition, the court 20 may revisit this order if it determines certain information should be disclosed to properly resolve 21 the motions for summary judgment in a public order. 22 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: March 2, 2017 24 25 26 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 27 28 ORDER Case No. 2:14-cv-00046-KJM-CKD

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