Global Tech Led, LLC v. Hilumz International Corp. et al

Filing 134

ORDER granting 132 Plaintiff's Motion to Seal. Plaintiff shall have up to and including January 16, 2018 to file under seal its motion for default judgment. Signed by Magistrate Judge Carol Mirando on 1/9/2018. (HJ)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA FORT MYERS DIVISION GLOBAL TECH LED, LLC, a Florida limited liability company Plaintiff, v. Case No: 2:15-cv-553-FtM-29CM HILUMZ INTERNATIONAL CORP., HILUMZ, LLC and HILUMZ USA, LLC, Defendants/Third Party Plaintiffs JEFFREY J. NEWMAN, GARY K. MART, GARY K. MART, JEFFREY J. NEWMAN, GARY K. MART and JEFFREY J. NEWMAN, Third Party Defendants. _____________________________________/ ORDER This matter comes before the Court upon review of Plaintiff’s Motion to Seal (Doc. 132) filed on January 8, 2018. Plaintiff seeks to file under seal Plaintiff’s motion for default judgment because documents accompanying the motion contain confidential proprietary information regarding Plaintiff’s and Defendants’ business. Doc. 132. Plaintiff states the parties have entered into a confidentiality agreement that protects their confidential business information. Id. at 1. Pursuant to Local Rule 1.09(a), [u]nless filing under seal is authorized by statute, rule, or order, a party seeking to file under seal any paper or other matter in any civil case shall file and serve a motion, the title of which includes the words “Motion to Seal” and which includes (i) an identification and description of each proposed for sealing; (ii) the reason that filing each item is necessary; (iii) the reason that sealing each item is necessary; (iv) the reason that a means other than sealing is unavailable or unsatisfactory to preserve the interest advanced by the movant in support of the seal; (v) a statement of the proposed duration of the seal; and (vi) a memorandum of legal authority supporting the seal. The movant shall not file or otherwise tender to the Clerk any item proposed for sealing unless the Court has granted the motion required by this section. M.D. Fla. Rule 1.09(a). Upon review, the Court finds that Plaintiff has sufficiently identified and described the documents proposed for sealing and sufficiently explained that filing the documents under seal is necessary. ACCORDINGLY, it is hereby ORDERED: Plaintiff’s Motion to Seal (Doc. 132) is GRANTED. Plaintiff shall have up to and including January 16, 2018 to file under seal its motion for default judgment. DONE and ORDERED in Fort Myers, Florida on this 9th day of January, 2018. Copies: Counsel of record -2-

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