Landrum v. Tristar Products, Inc.
STANDING ORDER ON MOTIONS TO SEAL. Signed by District Judge Victoria A. Roberts. (CPin)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No: 16-11084
Honorable Victoria A. Roberts
Tristar Products, Inc.,
STANDING ORDER ON MOTIONS TO SEAL
If parties wish to file an item under seal they must comply with Local Rule 5.3
and federal rules and laws regarding sealing. Merely referring to a court rule, protective
order or a category of sensitive information is not enough. The party seeking to seal a
document must also provide a copy of the document to the Court. Generalized
arguments regarding confidentiality are also insufficient; the parties must articulate why
each of the records proposed to be sealed, on a document by document basis, meets
the demanding requirements for sealing. See Shane Grp., Inc. v. Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Michigan, No. 15-1544, 2016 WL 3163073 (6th Cir. June 7, 2016) and Sami v.
Detroit Med. Ctr., No. 12-12660, 2012 WL 3945532, at *1 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 10, 2012).
Motions or requests filed that do not comply with these procedural requirements will be
stricken from the record.
Finally, proposed orders to seal that are submitted must address the specific
findings and conclusions “which justify nondisclosure to the public.” Brown v Williamson
Tobacco Corp. v. F.T.C., 710 F.2d 1165, 1176 (6th Cir. 1983).
IT IS ORDERED.
S/Victoria A. Roberts
Victoria A. Roberts
United States District Judge
Dated: February 13, 2017
The undersigned certifies that a copy of this
document was served on the attorneys of
record by electronic means or U.S. Mail on
February 13, 2017.
S/Carol A. Pinegar
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