Saindon v. Equifax Information Services LLC et al

Filing 55

ORDER REGARDING 41 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL (whalc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/13/2009) Modified on 4/14/2009 (sis, COURT STAFF).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: April 13, 2009. v. EQUIFAX INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC, ROGER SCHULKE d/b/a S.R. FINANCIAL SERVICES, and STEPHEN LAWRENCE d/b/a S.R. FINANCIAL SERVICES, Defendants. / ORDER REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL ROBERT SAINDON, Plaintiff, No. C 08-01744 WHA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Defendant has filed an administrative motion to file its motion for partial summary judgment and three exhibits thereto under seal. Plaintiff does not oppose the motion. The motion is DENIED without prejudice. Under Kamakana v. City and County of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172 (9th Cir. 2006), and Civil Local Rule 79-5, "compelling reasons" must be shown for the sealing and the redaction must be narrowly tailored. Defendant's statement that three exhibits contain trade secrets and competitively sensitively materials does not alone justify sealing the entire motion. Defendant should either file a copy of the motion with narrowly tailored redaction accompanied by a sealing motion explaining the need to seal the redacted portions or publicly file the entire motion. Defendant need not re-file the un-redacted copy. IT IS SO ORDERED. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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