Sawyer v. Matthews, et al
ORDER granting 26 Motion to Seal Medical Information - The clerk is DIRECTED to place the following filings under seal: (1) Exhibits 1 & 3 to Plaintiff's Amended Motion to Appoint Counsel and (2) Letter filed in support of Plaintiff's Amended Motion to Appoint Counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank on 12/28/2016. (Baker, C.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
DAVID P. MATTHEWS, LIZZY
SANTIAGO, JULIE RHOADES,
WILLIAM N. RILEY, JAMIE R.
KENDALL, AND PRICE
WAICUKOUSKI & RILEY, LLC,
an Indiana limited liability company,
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s motion to seal certain medical
information provided by Plaintiff in support of his amended motion to appoint
counsel, the motion having been referred to the undersigned by United States District
Judge Louise W. Flanagan. Plaintiff’s motion to seal was publicly filed on October
12, 2016, and the public has had notice of Plaintiff’s request and a reasonable
opportunity to challenge the request.
The court has weighed the appropriate competing interests and considered less
drastic alternatives to sealing the medical information submitted by Plaintiff. Due
to the sensitive and confidential nature of the information provided, the purpose for
which it was submitted, the absence of any objection following public notice of
Plaintiff’s request, and the lack of public interest in such information, the court
hereby GRANTS Plaintiff’s motion [DE #26]. The clerk is DIRECTED to place the
following filings under seal:
Exhibits 1 & 3 to Plaintiff’s Amended Motion to Appoint
Counsel [DE #25-1 & #25-3]; and
Letter filed in support of Plaintiff’s Amended Motion to
Appoint Counsel [DE #27].
This 28th day of December 2016.
KIMBERLY A. SWANK
United States Magistrate Judge
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