Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. et al v. Wikileaks et al

Filing 51

ORDER GRANTING 19 Ex Parte MOTION to Seal. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 2/15/08. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/15/2008)

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Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. et al v. Wikileaks et al Doc. 51 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 MARTIN D. SINGER, ESQ. (BAR NO. 78166) WILLIAM J. BRIGGS, II, ESQ. (BAR NO. 144717) EVAN N. SPIEGEL, ESQ. (BAR NO. 198071) LAVELY & SINGER PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 2049 Century Park East, Suite 2400 Los Angeles, California 90067-2906 Telephone: (310) 556-3501 Facsimile: (310) 556-3615 E-mail: E-mail: Attorneys for Plaintiffs BANK JULIUS BAER & CO. LTD and JULIUS BAER BANK AND TRUST CO. LTD UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) WIKILEAKS, an entity of unknown ) form, WIKILEAKS.ORG, an entity ) of unknown form; DYNADOT, ) LLC, a California limited liability ) corporation, and DOES 1 through ) 10, inclusive, ) ) Defendants. ) ) ) CASE NO. CV08-0824 JSW [Hon. Jeffrey S. White; CRTM 2] [PROPOSED] ORDER TO SEAL SELECTED EVIDENCE EXHIBITS FILED IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION [PURSUANT TO CIVIL L.R. 79-5] [Filed Concurrently With: Ex Parte Application for TRO and OSC re Preliminary Injunction; Memorandum of Points & Authorities in Support of Application for TRO and OSC re Preliminary Injunction; Ex Parte Administrative Motion to File Under Seal Selected Evidence Exhibits; Notice of Lodgement; Request for Judicial Notice; [Proposed] TRO and OSC Re Preliminary Injunction]; and [Proposed] Order Granting Preliminary Injunction] DATE: Submission TIME: Submission CTRM: 2, 17th FL /// CV08-0824 JSW BANK JULIUS BAER & CO. LTD, a Swiss entity; and JULIUS 13 BAER BANK AND TRUST CO. LTD, a Cayman Islands entity, 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 /// 1 [PROPOSED] ORDER TO SEAL DOCUMENTS 4405-2\Ple\PROP-ORD-SEAL-EXH 020408 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 TO ALL PARTIES HEREIN: The Court has read and considered Plaintiffs', BANK JULIUS BAER & CO. LTD's ("BJB") and JULIUS BAER BANK AND TRUST CO. LTD's ("JBBT") (collectively, "Julius Baer" and/or "Plaintiffs"), ex parte application for an Order pursuant to Local Rules 7-11 and 79-5 (a) and (b), to file a copy of selected document evidence exhibits, comprised of portions of Plaintiffs' confidential and protected bank files, records, data and account information, and selected wikileaks website printouts containing the same (collectively, the "JB Property") lodged/filed as Exhibits "A" through "O", under seal and to seal the JB Property permanently so that it is not open to inspection by the public, and that should Defendants seek to file any copies of any of the JB Property, that the same likewise be ordered filed under seal. The JB Property has been lodged with this Court pursuant to Civil L.R. 79-5 (a) and (b) in support of the Plaintiffs' ex parte application for the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause Re Preliminary Injunction, enjoining and restraining Defendants WIKILEAKS, WIKILEAKS.ORG, DYNADOT, LLC, and DOES 1 through 10 (collectively, "Defendants"). The Court finds that the Plaintiffs, in order to present their case for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to the Court, have proffered evidence contained in the JB Property, which the Plaintiffs contend contains the private, confidential and protected bank and consumer records posted, displayed on, discussed, written about and disseminated on defendants' website, in direct violation of foreign and domestic privacy laws. To allow the documents which comprise the JB Bank Records to remain in the public record and open to inspection defeats the purpose of the foreign and domestic banking and privacy laws, as well as a TRO and possible Preliminary Injunction in this case. Good cause appearing therefor, this Court finds pursuant to Civil L.R. 79-5, that: /// CV08-0824 JSW 4405-2\Ple\PROP-ORD-SEAL-EXH 020408 2 [PROPOSED] ORDER TO SEAL DOCUMENTS 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 (1) The documents to be sealed, or portions thereof, are privileged and protected and/or otherwise entitled to protection under the law, that overcomes the right of public access to the record; and The proposed sealing is narrowly tailored and no less restrictive means exist to achieve the overriding interest. (2) The Court hereby grants the Application, and; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS: Order for Filing JB Bank Records under Seal A. The selected document evidence exhibits "A" through "O", comprised of selected portions of Plaintiffs' confidential and protected bank files, records, data and consumer account information (the "JB Property"), lodged in Courtroom 2 of this Court on February __, 2008 in the above-captioned matter shall be maintained under seal, until such further order of the Court; and B. Should Defendants, or any of them or party hereto, seek to file or submit any copies of the JB Property, and/or any portions or excerpts thereof or other documents which comprise any JB Property (collectively, "copies of the JB Property"), that any said copies of the JB Property are likewise ordered to be filed under seal, until such further order of the Court. IT IS SO ORDERED. February 15 Dated: ____________, 2008 11 ____________________________________ HON. JEFFREY S. WHITE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 4405-2\Ple\PROP-ORD-SEAL-EXH 020408 CV08-0824 JSW 3 [PROPOSED] ORDER TO SEAL DOCUMENTS

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