IO Group, Inc. et al v. GLBT, Ltd. et al
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFFS' ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL; DIRECTIONS TO CLERK. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on November 27, 2012. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/27/2012) (Additional attachment(s) added on 11/27/2012: # 1 Certificate of Service) (tlS, COURT STAFF).
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
IO GROUP, INC., et al.,
No. C-10-1282 MMC
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFFS’
ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE
DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL;
DIRECTIONS TO CLERK
GLBT, LTD., et al.,
Before the Court is plaintiffs’ Administrative Motion to File Documents Under Seal,
filed October 26, 2012, by which motion plaintiffs seek leave to file under seal four exhibits,
offered in support of plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and for default judgment.
Having read and considered the administrative motion, the Court hereby rules as follows.
Plaintiffs assert the above-referenced four exhibits are confidential in nature, and,
consequently, should be filed under seal. Plaintiffs further state they have not served
defendants with a copy of the four exhibits because the parties to the above-titled action
have not agreed on the terms of a protective order. Plaintiffs cite no authority, however,
suggesting that the Court can award judgment against a defendant based on evidence to
which the defendant has not had an opportunity to respond.
By order filed concurrently herewith, the Court has granted plaintiffs’ motion for
summary judgment and for default judgment. In so doing, the Court did not find it
necessary to consider the four exhibits that are the subject of the instant administrative
Accordingly, the motion to seal is hereby DENIED. With respect to the copy of the
exhibits delivered to chambers, the Clerk is hereby DIRECTED to follow the procedure set
forth in Civil Local Rule 79-5(e).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: November 27, 2012
MAXINE M. CHESNEY
United States District Judge
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