Racies v. Quincy Bioscience, LLC

Filing 140

ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. GRANTING LEAVE TO FILE RENEWED ( 137 , 138 ) MOTIONS TO SEAL. (ndrS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/1/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 PHILLIP RACIES, Plaintiff, 8 v. 9 10 ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO FILE RENEWED MOTIONS TO SEAL Re: Dkt. Nos. 137, 138 QUINCY BIOSCIENCE, LLC, Defendant. 11 United States District Court Northern District of California Case No. 15-cv-00292-HSG 12 Pending before the Court are Plaintiff Phillip Racies and Defendant Quincy Bioscience, 13 14 LLC’s motions for leave to file for reconsideration of the Court’s November 22, 2017 order 15 denying motions to seal. See Dkt. No. 135. For the reasons detailed below, the Court GRANTS 16 the motions for leave and DIRECTS the parties to file renewed motions to seal. Defendant seeks to redact Exhibit A to the declaration of Patricia N. Syverson, filed in 17 18 support of Plaintiff’s motion for class certification as well as related references in Plaintiff’s 19 opening and reply brief, because they contain information regarding the company’s internal sales 20 and marketing data. See Dkt. No. 138; see also Dkt. No. 133. Upon review of the Declaration of 21 Mark Y. Underwood, Dkt. No. 133, the Court finds that the public disclosure of such information 22 would result in harm to Defendant’s business, and therefore, GRANTS Defendant’s motion for 23 leave. 24 Plaintiff now seeks to redact a more limited portion of Plaintiff’s deposition transcript, 25 accompanying his motion for class certification and Defendant’s opposition thereto, as well as a 26 related reference to the transcript in his motion for class certification. See Dkt. No. 138. In light 27 of the more tailored request to seal only references to medical history, the Court GRANTS 28 Plaintiff’s motion for leave. 1 The Court finds that the parties have adequately supported their requests to seal the above- 2 referenced information in their motions for leave and may simply incorporate by reference any 3 argument in their renewed motions for to seal. However, because the scope of the parties’ 4 requests to seal has narrowed, the parties are directed to coordinate their motions to provide the 5 Court with one redacted and unredacted version of each document at issue. The parties shall file 6 their motions by December 11, 2017. 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 9 10 Dated: 12/1/2017 ______________________________________ HAYWOOD S. GILLIAM, JR. United States District Judge United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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