Wolf et al v. Clark County Department of Family Services et al

Filing 103

ORDER Granting in part and Denying in part Plaintiffs' 102 Second Renewed Motion for Leave to File Exhibits Under Seal.The Court orders Plaintiffs to file a redacted version of Docket No. 88 -3 on the public docket no later than 8/9/2018. The filing at Docket No. 88 -3 shall remain under seal. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 8/7/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - SLD)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 9 10 BRUCE WOLF, Case No.: 2:17-cv-02084-JCM-NJK Plaintiff(s), 11 12 v. 13 Order CLARK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES, et al., 14 15 16 (Docket No. 102) Defendant(s). Pending before the Court is Plaintiffs’ second renewed motion for leave to file exhibits 17 under seal. Docket No. 102. Plaintiffs submit that Docket Nos. 88-1 and 88-3 should be sealed to 18 maintain the confidentiality of information regarding Plaintiffs and third parties pursuant to 19 Nevada Revised Statute 432B.280 and Ninth Circuit case law. Id. at 4-5. Plaintiffs further submit 20 that redaction of Docket No. 88-1 “would render [it] all but unreadable…[and] would prove 21 confusing.” Id. at 5. Lastly, Plaintiffs submit that “[r]edaction of Docket No. 88-3 would be 22 slightly less confusing,” and that they could redact minor Plaintiffs’ names and “replace them with 23 Plaintiffs’ initials.” Id. at 6. 24 Parties “who seek to maintain the secrecy of documents attached to dispositive motions 25 must meet the high threshold of showing that ‘compelling reasons’ support secrecy.” Kamakana 26 v. City & County of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1180 (9th Cir. 2006). Those compelling reasons 27 must outweigh the competing interests of the public in having access to the judicial records and 28 1 1 understanding the judicial process. Id. at 1178-79. In this case, the Court finds that compelling 2 reasons exist to support filing Docket No. 88-1 under seal. 3 Accordingly, Plaintiffs’ second renewed motion for leave to file exhibits under seal is 4 GRANTED in part and DENIED in part. Docket No. 102. Docket No. 88-1 shall remain under 5 seal. The Court ORDERS Plaintiffs to file a redacted version of Docket No. 88-3 on the public 6 docket, no later than August 9, 2018. The filing at Docket No. 88-3 shall remain under seal. 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 Dated: August 7, 2018 _______________________________ NANCY J. KOPPE United States Magistrate Judge 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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