United States of America v. Cochran, et al
ORDER granting 145 Motion to Seal 147 PROPOSED SEALED MOTION in Limine to Exclude Certain Evidence Pertaining to the Defendant's Witnesses and 148 PROPOSED SEALED MEMORANDUM - Signed by District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan on 12/10/2014. (Baker, C.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
WILLIAM I. COCHRAN, III, et al.,
Case No. 4:12-cv-00220-FL
ORDER TO SEAL ON PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES’ UNOPPOSED
MOTION TO SEAL ALL DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH ITS MOTION IN
LIMINE TO EXCLUDE CERTAIN EVIDENCE PERTAINING TO THE UNITED
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff United States’ Unopposed Motion to Seal
its Motion in Limine to Exclude Certain Evidence Pertaining to the United States’ Witnesses.
The Court finds that documents in connection with Plaintiff United States’ Motion in Limine to
Exclude Certain Evidence Pertaining to the United States’ Witnesses contains criminal histories
and medical histories of aggrieved persons that are of a personal nature and, if revealed, will
cause harm, embarrassment, and humiliation to the aggrieved persons who are not parties to this
litigation. The Court further finds that there is no reasonable alternative to sealing the motion and
that the harm overcomes the common law and/or First-Amendment presumption of access to
Therefore, for good cause shown, Plaintiff’s Motion to Seal all documents in connection
with its Motion in Limine to Exclude Certain Evidence Pertaining to the United States’
Witnesses in the above-captioned case is hereby GRANTED. The Clerk’s Office is directed to
place the Motion in Limine to Exclude Certain Evidence Pertaining to the United States’
Witnesses under seal, except that copy of the same is issued to Defendants.
This the ____ day of __________________, 2014.
LOUISE W. FLANAGAN
United States District Court Judge
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