Ward v. Aetna Life Insurance Company
ORDER granting 11 Motion to File Administrative Record Under Seal. Signed by District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., on 3/13/2018. (BR)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
CAUSE NO. 1:17CV331-LG-RHW
AETNA LIFE INSURANCE
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO SEAL ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD
BEFORE THE COURT is the  Joint Motion to File the ERISA
Administrative Record Under Seal filed by the defendant Aetna Life Insurance
Company and the plaintiff Jason Ward. The parties ask the Court for permission to
file the administrative record under seal because it contains over one thousand
eight hundred pages of medical records and contains the plaintiff’s personal
identifiers, including his social security number, date of birth, and financial account
information. Having reviewed the Motion, the record in this matter, and the
applicable law, the Court finds as follows:
The parties’ interest in maintaining the confidential nature of the
plaintiff’s medical records and personal identifiers outweighs the public’s right to
access to pleadings filed before this Court.
This Order permitting the parties to file the administrative record
under seal is narrowly tailored to preserve the confidential nature of the plaintiff’s
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the  Joint
Motion to File the ERISA Administrative Record Under Seal filed by the defendant
Aetna Life Insurance Company and the plaintiff Jason Ward is GRANTED. The
parties shall provide the administrative record and a notice of conventional filing to
the Clerk of Court, who shall file the record under seal.
SO ORDERED AND ADJUDGED this the 13th day of March, 2018.
Louis Guirola, Jr.
Louis Guirola, Jr.
United States District Judge
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