Jones v. County of Westchester et al

Filing 232

ORDER granting 231 Letter Motion to Seal. Defendants' request to seal certain exhibits is granted. The Clerk of Court is kindly directed to terminate the motion at ECF No. 231. (Signed by Judge Nelson Stephen Roman on 6/3/2022) (ate)

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Case 7:14-cv-07635-NSR Document 232 Filed 06/03/22 Page 1 of 2 Case 7:14-cv-07635-NSR Document 232 inFiled 06/03/22 Page 2 ofPage 2 Case 7-14-cv-07635-NSR Document 231 Filed NYSD on 06/01/2022 2 of 2 The exhibits that Defendants seek to seal include medical information relating to D.J. (diagnoses, medications, and observations from treatment providers), family information relating to her, her mother, siblings, and foster families, and education information that includes evaluations of D.J.’s mental and physical capacity and needs. These are the types of information that the Second Circuit has identified as “weighing more heavily against access.” Amodeo, 71 F.3d at 1051 (“family affairs, illnesses, embarrassing conduct with no public ramification” weighs against access); L.B. v. N.Y.C. Dept. of Educ., 15-cv-3176 (AJN), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127081 at *2 (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 22, 2015) (education records are routinely allowed to be filed under seal “to protect the privacy interest of minor child plaintiffs.”). In order to protect the privacy interests of Plaintiff, as well as third-parties (including her siblings, some of whom are still minors), Defendants request that the Court grant this request to file under seal exhibits containing one of the three identified categories of documents. Respectfully submitted, /s/Justin R. Adin Deputy County Attorney Tel: (914) 995-2893 2

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