Thomas v. East Bay Law et al
ORDER sealing 1 Complaint pursuant to Rule 5.2 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Signed by Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero on February 7, 2018. (Attachments: # 1 Redacted Complaint) (jcslc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/7/2018) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/7/2018: # 2 Certificate/Proof of Service) (klhS, COURT STAFF).
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
ALEXSIS S. THOMAS,
Case No. 18-cv-00502-JCS
ORDER SEALING COMPLAINT
PURSUANT TO RULE 5.2
EAST BAY LAW, et al.,
Re: Dkt. No. 1
United States District Court
Northern District of California
In order to protect the privacy of minor children, Rule 5.2(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure provides that no party may file documents containing “the name of an individual known
to be a minor” in the public record of a federal court proceeding, and that a party referring to a
minor child must instead use the minor’s initials. Plaintiff Alexsis Thomas’s complaint and its
attachments include references to the name of Thomas’s minor daughter in violation of Rule
5.2(a). The complaint is hereby SEALED. A redacted version of Thomas’s complaint is attached
as an exhibit to this order. Although a party generally waives protection of that party’s own
personal information by filing it in the public record, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2(h), the Court in an
abundance of caution has also redacted all but the last four digits of Thomas’s social security
number and all but the year of her date of birth. Thomas is instructed to comply with Rule 5.2 in
any future filings.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: February 7, 2018
JOSEPH C. SPERO
Chief Magistrate Judge
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