Garcia v. Segovia et al

Filing 15

ORDER granting 14 Motion to Seal Document 12 Affidavit in Support of Motion and Exhibits 1, 2, and 3 [# 12], subject to access by the court and the parties. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis Howell on 11/19/2017. (thh)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE DIVISION 1:17 cv 239 PABLO GARCIA GARCIA ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) EDITH MARISOL SANCHEZ ) SEGOVIA and JULIO SANCHEZ, ) ) Respondents. ) ___________________________________ ) ORDER Pending before the Court is Respondents’ Motion to Seal [# 14]. Respondents have filed a Supplemental Affidavit [# 12] that contains private information regarding a minor. Respondents ask the Court to seal the Supplemental Affidavit— including Exhibits 1, 2, and 3—due to the sensitive nature of the information and because such information does not serve a strong public interest. The Court believes that in this case sealing the Supplemental Affidavit will protect the identity, privacy, and confidential medical history of a minor child who is not a party to this action. See Briggs v. Marriott Int’l, Inc., 368 F. Supp. 2d 461, 463 n. 1 (D. Md. 2005) (sealing sensitive medical records), aff’d, 205 Fed. Appx. 183 (4th Cir. 2006); Mears v. Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., 1:12-cv-613-F, 2014 WL 5018907, at *2 (E.D.N.C. Oct. 7, 2014) (granting motion to seal to protect minor children’s privacy interests). Therefore, the Court GRANTS the motion [# 14] and directs the Clerk to SEAL the Supplemental Affidavit and Exhibits 1, 2, and 3 [# 12], subject to access by the court and the parties. Signed: November 19, 2017

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