Walsh v. Apple, Inc. et al

Filing 160

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Walsh v. Apple, Inc. et al Doc. 160 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Robert A. Mittelstaedt (SBN 060359) Jason McDonell (SBN 115084) Elaine Wallace (SBN 197882) JONES DAY 555 California Street, 26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 626-3939 Facsimile: (415) 875-5700 ramittelstaedt@jonesday.com jmcdonell@jonesday.com ewallace@jonesday.com Tharan Gregory Lanier (SBN 138784) Jane L. Froyd (SBN 220776) JONES DAY 1755 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 Telephone: (650) 739-3939 Facsimile: (650) 739-3900 tglanier@jonesday.com jfroyd@jonesday.com Scott W. Cowan (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) Joshua L. Fuchs (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) JONES DAY 717 Texas, Suite 3300 Houston, TX 77002 Telephone: (832) 239-3939 Facsimile: (832) 239-3600 swcowan@jonesday.com jlfuchs@jonesday.com Attorneys for Defendants SAP AG, SAP AMERICA, INC., and TOMORROWNOW, INC. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION ORACLE CORPORATION, et al., Plaintiffs, v. SAP AG, et al., Defendants. Case No. 07-CV-1658 PJH [PROPOSED] ORDER ON DEFENDANTS' ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST TO FILE EXHIBITS 3 AND 4 TO THE DECLARATION OF ELAINE WALLACE UNDER SEAL Date: TBD Time: TBD Courtroom: E, 15th Floor Judge: Hon. Elizabeth D. Laporte [PROPOSED] ORDER ON PLFFS.' ADMIN. REQ. TO FILE UNDER SEAL Case No. 07-CV-1658 PJH(EDL) SFI-589197v1 Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Defendants' SAP AG, SAP America, and TomorrowNow, Inc. ("Defendants") have filed an Administrative Request to File Exhibits 3 and 4 to the Declaration of Elaine Wallace Under Seal. Defendants request that Exhibits 3 and 4 be filed under seal because they contain information designated by Defendants as "Confidential Information" or "Confidential Information Attorneys' Eyes Only" under the Protective Order in this action. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c) provides broad discretion for a trial court to permit sealing of court documents for, inter alia, the protection of "a trade secret or other confidential research, development, or commercial information." Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 26(c). In particular, when the request for sealing concerns discovery documents attached to a non-dispositive motion, a showing of good cause to seal the documents is sufficient to justify protection under Rule 26(c). See Navarro v. Eskanos & Adler, Case No. C-06 02231 WHA(EDL), 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24864 at *7 (March 22, 2007) (citing Kamakana v. Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1179 (9th Cir. 2006). In accordance with Local Rule 79-5, Defendants filed the declaration of Christopher Faye to provide evidence of good cause for this Court to permit filing under seal. That declaration establishes both that Defendants have considered and treated the information contained in the subject documents as confidential or proprietary, and that public disclosure of such information would result in a particularized harm or prejudice to the Defendants. See Phillips v. General Motors Corp., 307 F.3d 1206, 1211 (9th Cir. 2006). Accordingly, for good cause shown, the Court ORDERS that the following documents shall be filed under seal: 1. Exhibit 3 to the Declaration of Elaine Wallace in Support of Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Clawed Back Documents; and 2. Exhibit 4 to the Declaration of Elaine Wallace in Support of Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production of Clawed Back Documents SFI-589197v1 2 [[PROPOSED] ORDER ON PLFFS.' ADMIN. REQ. TO FILE UNDER SEAL Case No. 07-CV-1658 PJH(EDL) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. UNIT ED S S DISTRICT TE C TA August 15, 2008 Dated: _____________________ ER N D IS T IC T R OF 3 SFI589197v McDONELL DECL. ISO DEFS.' OBJS. TO SPECIAL MASTER'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS Case No. 07-CV-1658 PJH A C LI rte D. Lapo izabeth l Judge E ELIZABETH D. LAPORTE United States Magistrate Judge FO R NIA O OR IT IS S DERED RT U O NO RT H

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