Medtronic, Inc. et al v. AGA Medical Corporation

Filing 224

ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT'S ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST TO FILE FIRST AMENDED ANSWER UNDER SEAL. AGA shall file an unredacted version of its First Amended Answer in the public record no later than February 5, 2009. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on January 29, 2009. (mmclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/29/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Before the Court is defendant AGA Medical Corporation's ("AGA") "Administrative Request to File First Amended Answer under Seal," filed January 20, 2009. Having read and considered the motion and the declaration of Marissa R. Ducca in support thereof, the Court rules as follows. AGA states the material at issue, specifically, lines 10-11 of paragraph 60 of its First Amended Answer, has been designated confidential by plaintiffs Medtronic, Inc., Medtronic USA, Inc., and Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (collectively, "Medtronic"). (See Ducca Decl. 3.) Under the Local Rules of this District, where a party seeks to file under seal any material designated as confidential by another party, the submitting party must file a motion for a sealing order. See Civ. L.R. 79-5(d). "Within five days thereafter, the designating party must file with the Court and serve a declaration establishing that the designated information is sealable, and must lodge and serve a narrowly tailored proposed sealing v. AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION, Defendant. / MEDTRONIC, INC., et al., Plaintiffs, No. C-07-567 MMC ORDER DENYING DEFENDANT'S ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST TO FILE FIRST AMENDED ANSWER UNDER SEAL United States District Court IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 order, or must withdraw the designation of confidentiality." Id. "If the designating party does not file its responsive declaration as required . . . the document or proposed filing will be made part of the public record." Id. Here, Medtronic states it does not seek to have the above-referenced material filed under seal. (See Declaration of Joshua C. Walsh-Benson in Support of AGA's Administrative Request to File Documents ISO Motion for Leave to Amend Answer under Seal, at 4 n.2.) Accordingly, the motion is hereby DENIED. AGA shall file an unredacted version of its First Amended Answer in the public record no later than February 5, 2009. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: January 29, 2009 MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge 2

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