Cummings et al v. Hale
ORDER sealing Exhibit 19 to the declaration of Jason Hain (dkts. 53-14 and 53-15) for failure to redact information protected by Rule 5.2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Signed by Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero on February 28, 2017. (jcslc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/28/2017)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
YANCY CUMMINGS, et al.,
Case No. 15-cv-04723-JCS
ORDER SEALING EXHIBIT
MARY E. BRANTLEY HALE,
Re: Dkt. Nos. 53-14, 53-15
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Rule 5.2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires that certain material, including
the birth date of any person and the name of an individual known to be a minor, must be redacted
from documents publicly filed in federal court. Exhibit 19 to the declaration of Jason Hain, which
appears in the record at docket entries 53-14 and 53-15, includes repeated instances of the name
and birth date of Relator Yancy Cummings’s minor daughter K.C. The Court hereby SEALS
those docket entries sua sponte in order to protect the privacy of K.C. Under the circumstances of
this case, where the exhibit at issue consists of medical records of a minor, the Court will allow
this exhibit to remain under seal in its entirety, without requiring Cummings to file a redacted
The Court notes that this is the second occasion on which Relator’s counsel has failed to
comply with Rule 5.2. See dkts. 13, 15.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: February 28, 2017
JOSEPH C. SPERO
Chief Magistrate Judge
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