Jacobs v. Bank of America, NA. et al
ORDER granting 67 Motion to File Under Seal Signed by Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch on 2/6/2017. (TCL)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
JOHN G. JACOBS,
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.;
RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A.; and
Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC moves for leave to file redacted excerpts
of the transcript of Plaintiff John Jacobs’ deposition testimony. It explains the
transcript is subject to a confidentiality agreement it entered with Jacobs which
requires the parties to maintain as confidential Jacobs’ personal financial and
medical information. The deposition transcript contains such confidential
Further, the confidentiality agreement requires that if a party needs to file a
confidential document with the Court, then the filing party is obligated to seek
leave of Court to file the document under seal. Thus, Specialized Loan Servicing
moves for leave to file the transcript excerpts under seal because it asserts the non1
redacted portions of the transcript are necessary to support its summary judgment
motion. It represents that the other parties do not oppose the motion.
Specialized Loan Servicing has identified compelling reasons for sealing
Jacobs’ deposition transcript. See Pintos v. Pacific Creditors Association, 605
F.3d 665, 678-79 (9th Cir. 2010). Jacobs’ personal financial and medical
information could be used by others for improper purposes.
Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED Specialized Loan Servicing’s
motion is GRANTED, and the transcript excerpts (docs. 69 & 70) shall be filed
DATED this 5th day of February, 2017.
Jeremiah C. Lynch
United States Magistrate Judge
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