Frlekin et al v. Apple Inc.
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE UNDER SEAL 246 by Hon. William Alsup.(whalc1S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/22/2015)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
AMANDA FRLEKIN, TAYLOR KALIN,
AARON GREGOROFF, SETH
DOWLING, and DEBRA SPEICHER, on
behalf of themselves and all others
APPLE INC., a California corporation,
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFFS’
MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE
UNDER SEAL (DKT. NO. 246)
No. C 13-03451 WHA (lead)
No. C 13-04727 WHA (consolidated)
There is a strong presumption in favor of access to court records. Kamakana v. City &
County of Honolulu, 447 F. 3d 1172, 1178 (9th Cir. 2006).
On May 11, plaintiffs moved for leave to file under seal 71 exhibits provided by Apple in
their entirety as well as portions of their motion for class certification (Dkt. No. 246). Apple has
not filed a supporting declaration, and the deadline for filing a supporting declaration has long
passed. Civil L.R. 79-5(e).
Having reviewed each exhibit as well as plaintiffs’ motion, this order finds that no
compelling reasons supported by specific factual findings have been articulated for sealing the
large swath of exhibits and portions of the class certification motion at issue in plaintiffs’
overbroad sealing motion. Accordingly, plaintiffs’ sealing motion is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: May 22, 2015.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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