Blockchain Innovation, LLC v. Franklin Resources, Inc. et al

Filing 176

Order by Judge Araceli Martinez-Olguin denying 158 Administrative Motion to Consider Whether Another Party's Material Should Be Sealed. (ads, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/5/2024)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION, LLC, Plaintiff, 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 Case No. 21-cv-08787-AMO ORDER DENYING MOTION TO SEAL v. Re: Dkt. No. 158 FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC., et al., Defendants. 12 13 Plaintiff Blockchain Innovation, LLC moves to seal portions of its second amended 14 complaint (“SAC”) that reference materials designated “Highly Confidential – Attorneys’ Eyes 15 Only” by Defendants Franklin Resources, Inc. d/b/a Franklin Templeton, FT FinTech Holdings, 16 LLC, Franklin Templeton Companies, LLC, and Jennifer Johnson (“Franklin”). ECF 158. 17 Franklin timely filed a declaration in response to the motion. ECF 162. In the declaration, 18 Franklin states that it does not waive the confidentiality designation it has asserted as to the 19 underlying documents from which the relevant portions of the SAC are derived, but it also “does 20 not seek to seal any of the text from Plaintiff’s SAC that is identified in Plaintiff’s Motion to 21 Seal.” ECF 162 ¶¶ 4-5. Accordingly, the motion to seal is DENIED. Plaintiff shall file 22 unredacted versions of the documents currently under seal within 7 days of this order. 23 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: February 5, 2024 25 26 27 28 ARACELI MARTÍNEZ-OLGUÍN United States District Judge

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