GJ&L, Inc. v. CNH Industrial America, LLC

Filing 16

ORDER granting 15 Motion to Seal Documents Exhibits A and B of 14 Defendant's Answer to Plaintiff's Amended Complaint. Signed by Chief Judge J. Randal Hall on 02/13/2018. (jlh)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF COURT FOR THE GEORGIA AUGUSTA DIVISION GJ&L, INC., * Plaintiff, * * CV 117-179 * CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, LLC, * Defendant. * ORDER Before under seal. Defendant's the Court is (Doc. 15.) request to Defendant's motion for On January 4, 2018, seal the 2008 leave to file the Court granted and 2010 Dealership Agreement ("Dealership Agreements") that it planned to attach to its Answer. Complaint (Doc. 9.) (doc. 11) Plaintiff subsequently filed its Amended and Defendant now seeks to file the same Dealership Agreements under seal as attachments to its Answer to Plaintiff's Amended Complaint (doc. 14). There has been no factual development to convince the Court that sealing the Dealership Agreements is now inappropriate. As found by the January 4 Order, the Dealership Agreements contain proprietary information central to the case that outweighs the public interest in accessing these records. Co. v. Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., See Chicago Tribune 263 F.3d 1304, 1310 (11th Cir. 2001) balancing motion file of (doc. common-law competing 15) Exhibits Amended this ("[T]he A is Complaint interests."). GRANTED. and right B of (doc. 14) The of Clerk SEAL requires Accordingly, Defendant's UNDER access is a Defendant's hereby DIRECTED Answer until to to Plaintiff's further order of Court. ORDER ENTERED at Augusta, Georgia, this /^ day ]£*)* of ^-2^2^f^-2018 • W J. RANDAL liALL, CHIEF JUDGE UNITED SPATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

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