Wehlage v. EmpRes Healthcare Inc et al
ORDER by Judge Claudia Wilken GRANTING PLAINTIFFS 108 ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO SEAL CERTAIN INFORMATION FILED IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/24/2012)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Phyllis Wehlage, on her behalf and on behalf
of others similarly situated,
EmpRes Healthcare, Inc., et al.,
Case No. C10-05839 CW
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’
ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO SEAL
CERTAIN INFORMATION FILED IN
SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR
PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS
Plaintiffs have filed an Administrative Motion to Seal certain documents lodged in support
of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement. The Court, having
reviewed the pleadings, and good cause having been shown, finds as follows:
The documents, lodged with the Court under seal with the Court on May 16, 2012, contain
references to (1) Defendants’ highly confidential business information, and (2) information that is
subject to confidentiality agreements with third parties. The Court finds that Defendants have
strong interests in keeping this information confidential and that these interests overcome the
public’s right to access these records.
interests support sealing the Exhibits, and a substantial probability exists that Defendants’ interests
would be prejudiced if these documents were not sealed. Moreover, the proposed sealing is
narrowly tailored; no less restrictive means exist to protect the overriding interests in question.
The Court further finds that Defendants’ overriding
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO SEAL CERTAIN INFORMATION FILED IN SUPPORT OF
MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY APPROVAL OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
WHEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, pursuant to Civil Local Rules 79-5
and 7-11 and General Order 62, "the requesting party will e-file the [listed] documents under seal
according to the procedures outlined in the FAQs on the ECF website:"
Declaration of Michael J. Eggers in Support of Preliminary Approval Motion;
Declaration of Dennis C. Reinholsten in Support of Preliminary Approval Motion
(and accompanying Exhibit A).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no other court records, including this Order, are to be
sealed pursuant to this Order and that no person other than the Court and its personnel are
authorized to inspect the sealed records. The Parties to this action are prohibited from disclosing
the contents of the sealed records in any subsequently filed records or papers.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
The Honorable Claudia Wilken
United States District Judge
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