Haddad v. Monumental Life Insurance Company

Filing 37

ORDER RE: PLAINTIFFS LETTER BRIEF (Dkt. No. 36). Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley on 12/6/2013. (ahm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/6/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 Northern District of California United States District Court 11 12 JOSEPH HADDAD, 13 14 Plaintiff, Case No.: C-13-01636 YGR (JSC) ORDER RE: PLAINTIFF’S LETTER BRIEF (Dkt. No. 36) v. 15 16 17 18 MONUMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant. 19 20 The parties in this action previously filed a joint discovery letter brief concerning, among other 21 things, whether Defendant should be required to produce “the redacted names, account (insurance and 22 bank) numbers, and addresses of insurance customers that appear in the context of an audit report and 23 supporting documents that MLIC claims were the basis for Plaintiff’s termination.” (Dkt. No. 34 at 24 1.) The Court ruled in Plaintiff’s favor, with the exception of the customer account numbers since 25 Plaintiff failed to provide an explanation for needing them. (Dkt. No. 35.) 26 Plaintiff has now filed a letter brief that sets forth his reasons for needing the customers’ 27 private information. Specifically, for at least some of the audit-related documents, the customer 28 account numbers are the only identifying information on the documents; without the numbers, 1 Plaintiff cannot determine whether the audit reflects the correct application of funds to customers’ 2 accounts. Given that Plaintiff has now justified his need for this information, and given that 3 Defendant’s only remaining objection appears to be that it will not unredact the numbers without a 4 court order, the Court grants Plaintiff’s request for copies of the audit-related documents that include 5 customer account numbers partially unredacted. Although Plaintiff “would prefer” to have the 6 numbers fully unredacted, Plaintiff acknowledges that his need for the numbers is satisfied if just the 7 last four digits of the insurance and bank account numbers are disclosed. (Dkt. No. 36 at 2.) 8 Maintaining the redactions for the remainder of the account numbers ensures that the third-party 9 customer’s private information is not needlessly put at risk. 10 Northern District of California United States District Court 11 12 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 6, 2013 _________________________________ JACQUELINE SCOTT CORLEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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