Coates v. Jurado et al
ORDER Granting 150 Motion for Protective Order and to Sealed Exhibit A. Signed by Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Stafford. (MarW)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 12-15529
Honorable Laurie J. Michelson
Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Stafford
JEMER JURADO, et al.,
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR
PROTECTIVE ORDER AND TO SEAL EXHIBIT A 
The Honorable Laurie J. Michelson referred this case to the
undersigned to resolve all pretrial matters pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
636(b)(1)(A) and (B). . Before the Court is plaintiff Emanuel Coates’s
motion for protective order to file his medical records under seal. .
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2(e) authorizes the Court to enter a
protective order “limit[ing] or prohibit[ing] a nonparty’s remote electronic
access to a document filed with the court” for good cause. Furthermore,
Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2(d) and E.D. Mich. LR 5.3 allow the Court to enter an
order authorizing a filing to be made under seal. Coates requests that his
medical records be filed under seal to maintain his privacy and to avoid the
unnecessary public disclosure of his confidential records. The Court finds
that good cause exists to seal Coates’s medical records, and that his
privacy interests outweigh any interest the public has to accessing court
Accordingly, Coates’s motion for protective order and to file his
medical records under seal  is GRANTED. The original and any
copies of Coates’s medical records, which he filed separately as Exhibit A
to his response to Defendants’ motion for summary judgment , will be
sealed and not incorporated into the regular record in this case. The
medical records will remain under seal until further order of this Court.
IT IS ORDERED.
s/Elizabeth A. Stafford
ELIZABETH A. STAFFORD
United States Magistrate Judge
Dated: April 15, 2015
NOTICE TO THE PARTIES REGARDING OBJECTIONS
The parties’ attention is drawn to Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(a), which
provides a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of receipt of a copy of
this order within which to file objections for consideration by the district
judge under 28 U.S. C. §636(b)(1). Unless ordered otherwise by the Court,
the filing of an appeal to the District Judge does not stay the parties’
obligations in this Order. See E.D. Mich. LR 72.2.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
The undersigned certifies that the foregoing document was served
upon counsel of record and any unrepresented parties via the Court’s ECF
System to their respective email or First Class U.S. mail addresses
disclosed on the Notice of Electronic Filing on April 15, 2015.
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