Beecham et al v. Roseville City School District et al
ORDER signed by District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on 10/4/2017 ORDERING that defendants' request to seal ECF No. 146 in its entirety is DENIED. But defendants' request to seal ECF No. 146-1 is GRANTED. ECF No. 146-1 shall be sealed for the duration of the litigation unless otherwise ordered by the court. (Zignago, K.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
DUANE BEECHAM, KIMBERLY
BEECHAM, S.Y.B., a minor by and
through her co-guardians ad litem DUANE
BEECHAM and KIMBERLY BEECHAM;
OLIVER VERGARA, JENNIFER
VERGARA, E.V., a minor by and through
her co-guardians ad litem OLIVER
VERGARA and JENNIFER VERGARA;
and M.B., a minor by and through his
guardian ad litem MANOJ
ORDER GRANTING IN PART
DEFENDANTS’ REQUEST TO SEAL
ROSEVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT,
THERESA VANWAGNER, GEORGE
ROOKS, JERROLD JORGENSEN, and
Defendants have filed a Request to Seal Documents. ECF No. 151. Specifically,
Defendants indicate that exhibits (ECF No. 146-1) attached to the Declaration of Dennis Snelling
(ECF No. 146) contain unredacted birth dates of minors and parents. ECF No. 151 at 2. Under
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2(a)(2) and Local Rule 140(a)(iv), electronic filings with the
court that contain an individual’s birth date may include only the year of the individual’s birth.
Defendants have re-filed the Declaration of Dennis Snelling (ECF No. 150) and attached redacted
exhibits supporting this declaration (ECF No. 150-1), including only the year of birth for any
document listing an individual’s birth date.
Having reviewed Defendants’ Request to Seal Documents and ECF Nos. 146, 146-
1, 150, and 150-1, the court finds that Defendants have made an adequate showing to seal ECF
No. 146-1 in light of the availability of the appropriately redacted exhibits at ECF No. 150-1. But
sealing the originally filed Declaration of Dennis Snelling (ECF No. 146) is not justified by
Defendants’ request because that declaration does not include any individual’s birth date. See
Kamakana v. City & Cty. of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1178–80 (9th Cir. 2006) (requiring a party
seeking to seal a judicial record to meet either a “compelling reasons” or “good cause” standard).
Defendants’ request to seal ECF No. 146 in its entirety is DENIED. But
Defendants’ request to seal ECF No. 146-1 is GRANTED. ECF No. 146-1 shall be sealed for the
duration of the litigation unless otherwise ordered by the court.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: October 4, 2017.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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