Latka v. Miles, et al

Filing 38

ORDER granting 36 Motion to Seal 35 Response - Signed by District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan on 12/01/2014. (Baker, C.)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA SOUTHERN DIVISION CIVIL ACTION NO. 7:14-CV-10-FL PHYLLIS LATKA, Plaintiff, v. DR. DAVID MILES and NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Defendants ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER This matter comes before the Court on Defendant New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Motion to Seal the records attached to Plaintiff’s Sur-Reply, at DE 35-3. The Court takes into account the balance of the competing interest of access to Court records and Local Civil Rule 26.1(a)(1) and the personally sensitive nature of medical records, and finds the request to seal overcomes the common law or the First Amendment presumption to access, and further finds that alternatives to sealing are inadequate. Therefore, the Court will seal the medical records attached to Plaintiff’s Sur-Reply, at DE 35-3. While sealed, the medical records remain part of the record of the case. This Order sealing the medical records has no effect on substantive issues raised. 1st December IT IS SO ORDERED, this the _____ day of ____________________, 2014 __________________________ LOUISE W. FLANAGAN United States District Judge

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