Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc. et al

Filing 120

ORDER RE 95 114 115 EXCESSIVE REDACTIONS. Signed by Judge Alsup on 3/28/2017. Responses due by 3/29/2017. (whalc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/28/2017)

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Case 3:17-cv-00939-WHA Document 120 Filed 03/28/17 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 9 WAYMO LLC, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 No. C 17-00939 WHA Plaintiff, v. ORDER RE EXCESSIVE REDACTIONS UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., et al., Defendants. / With respect to defendants’ administrative motion to shorten time for briefing and 16 hearing on their motion to compel arbitration, the Court first states its strong concern that the 17 memorandum in support of the motion to compel is overly redacted. Our federal courts belong 18 to the public, and the public and the press have a legitimate interest in looking over our 19 shoulders to see the work in progress in our courts. The essence of our work concerns 20 evaluating competing arguments. Parties should not hide those arguments under seal out of a 21 desire to shroud business dealings in secrecy. 22 The Court intends to grant a measure of expedited hearing on the motion but before 23 doing so insists that the parties meet and confer and agree on a wholly public version of the 24 motion that is completely unredacted, or show good cause for maintaining privacy over any 25 specific portions. Please do so by MARCH 29 AT 5:00 P.M. 26 27 28 Case 3:17-cv-00939-WHA Document 120 Filed 03/28/17 Page 2 of 2 1 This theme runs throughout the brief history of this case. Please do not claim privacy 2 over anything less than true trade secrets or other material clearly deserving to be under seal. 3 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 6 Dated: March 28, 2017. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 7 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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