Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Marathon Petroleum Company LP
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER by Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay on 3/1/19: Accordingly, the order will be UNSEALED in 45 days, absent further order by the Court. If any party opposes unsealing the order, it shall file a motion to seal, with citations to applicable law, within 14 days of this Order. Status Report due by 4/15/2019.cc: Counsel (DJT)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY
CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:15-CV-354-DJH
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY,
MARATHON PETROLEUM COMPANY LP, et al.,
Memorandum Opinion & Order
In early 2018, the Commonwealth of Kentucky filed a motion to compel discovery and for
other relief (DN 124) under seal with an accompanying motion for leave to seal (DN 123) per
Local Rule 5.7. The defendants (collectively “Marathon”) did the same with their response (DNs
129, 130), and the Commonwealth did so again with its reply (DNs 131, 132).
The Court has previously granted those three motions to seal. (See DN 136.) And today,
the Court resolved the underlying motion to compel. Because the parties’ briefs are sealed, that
order has also been docketed under seal.
However, there is a “strong presumption in favor of openness regarding court records.”
Rudd Equip. Co., Inc. v. John Deere Construction & Forestry Co., 834 F.3d 589, 593 (6th Cir.
2016) (internal quotation mark omitted). Accordingly, the order will be UNSEALED in 45 days,
absent further order by the Court. If any party opposes unsealing the order, it shall file a motion
to seal, with citations to applicable law, within 14 days of this Order.
March 1, 2019
cc: Counsel of record
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