Bruning v. Chizek Elevator & Transport, Inc.
ORDER granting motion to file settlement documents under seal 17 , ordering unredacted copy to be filed under seal. Signed on May 1, 2017, by Chief District Judge Greg Kays. (Law clerk)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
MICHAEL P. BRUNING,
as Next Friend for ECB, a minor child,
CHIZEK ELEVATOR & TRANSPORT, INC. )
ORDER CONCERNING SETTLEMENT DOCUMENTS FILED UNDER SEAL
This case arises from the death of Heather N. Thompson in a motor vehicle accident
involving a tractor-trailer. Now before the Court is the parties’ joint motion for leave to file
settlement documents under seal (Doc. 17).
Attached to the motion as exhibits are the various settlement documents from which the
parties have redacted confidential or sensitive information. The parties have filed both the
motion and the redacted exhibits under seal. At the same time, the parties emailed the Court’s
courtroom deputy a copy of the unredacted documents, but the unredacted copy is not currently
part of the official record in this case. Thus, the Court has redacted and unredacted copies of the
settlement in its possession, but the redacted documents are not currently available for public
viewing, and the unredacted copies are not part of the official record.
Because the parties have already removed all confidential or sensitive information from
the pending motion and exhibits (Doc. 17), the Court will unseal them. These documents will be
the publicly available settlement documents in this case.
This arrangement, however, still leaves the Court without an unredacted copy of the
settlement documents in the official record. To remedy this, the parties shall file an unredacted
copy of the settlement documents, under seal, on or before May 5, 2017.
For good cause shown, the parties’ joint motion (Doc. 17) is GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Date: May 1, 2017
/s/ Greg Kays
GREG KAYS, CHIEF JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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