Centrify Corporation v. Quest Software, Inc.

Filing 115

ORDER REGARDING DEFENDANTS 113 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL. Signed by Judge Claudia Wilken on 12/5/2011. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/5/2011)

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1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 CENTRIFY CORPORATION, 5 6 7 Plaintiff, ORDER REGARDING DEFENDANT’S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO FILE UNDER SEAL (Docket No. 113) v. QUEST SOFTWARE, INC., 8 9 No. C 10-3873 CW Defendant. ________________________________/ United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 On December 2, 2011, Defendant Quest Software, Inc., filed an 12 administrative motion to file under seal Exhibits B through H in 13 support of its Opposition to Plaintiff Centrify Corporation’s 14 Motion for Relief from Case Management Schedule. 15 its motion, Defendant submits a declaration stating that Exhibits 16 B through H contain information designated as “Highly 17 Confidential-Attorneys’ Eyes Only” under the protective order in 18 this case. 19 In support of Because the public interest favors filing all court documents 20 in the public record, any party seeking to file a document under 21 seal must demonstrate good cause to do so. 22 Creditors Ass’n, 605 F.3d 665, 678 (9th Cir. 2010). 23 be established simply by showing that the document is subject to a 24 protective order or by stating in general terms that the material 25 is considered to be confidential, but rather must be supported by 26 a sworn declaration demonstrating with particularity the need to 27 file each document under seal. 28 document has been designated as confidential by another party, Pintos v. Pac. This cannot See Civil L.R. 79-5(a). If a 1 that party must file a declaration establishing that the document 2 is sealable. Civ. Local R. 79-5(d). 3 Defendant’s declaration makes only conclusory statements that 4 Exhibits B through H are subject to a blanket protective order and 5 does not provide specific information establishing that the 6 documents, or portions thereof, are privileged or protectable as a 7 trade secret or otherwise entitled to protection under the law, as 8 required under Local Rule 79-5(a). 9 provided sufficient information to support the filing of the United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 As such, Defendant has not documents under seal at this time. 11 Defendant shall be permitted four days from the date of this 12 order to provide additional information to conform with Local Rule 13 79-5. 14 Filings made hereunder may not exceed five pages, excluding 15 declarations and exhibits. 16 IT IS SO ORDERED. If Defendant fails to do so, its motion will be denied. 17 18 19 Dated: 12/5/2011 CLAUDIA WILKEN United States District Judge 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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