Richardson v. PCS Phosphate Company, Inc. et al
ORDER granting 36 Motion to file dispositive motions and related filings under seal. Signed by Senior Judge Graham Mullen on 7/18/17. (tob)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
JAMES NORMAN RICHARDSON,
Case No. 3:16-cv-68-GCM
PCS PHOSPHATE COMPANY, INC. (f/k/a
ELF AQUITANE, f/k/a TEXAS GULF) and
BROADSPIRE SERVICES, INC.,
This matter is before the undersigned on the parties’ Joint Consent Motion for Leave to
File Dispositive Motions and Related Filings Under Seal (ECF Doc. 36). Based on the motion
and the allegations therein, the Court finds that:
1. The parties’ deadline for dispositive motions is August 1, 2017. (ECF Doc. 30.)
2. The parties have diligently conducted and completed discovery, which addressed
some confidential information covered by the Consent Protective Order approved by
the Court. (ECF Doc. 35.)
3. The confidential information in question includes competitive and proprietary
information that Defendant Broadspire Services, Inc. does not want disseminated
publicly for business reasons.
4. Sealing the confidential information is necessary, because not doing so would expose
Defendant Broadspire Services, Inc.’s unique and proprietary methods and techniques
to its business competitors and harm Broadspire’s industry competitiveness in the
field of workers’ compensation and third party claims administration.
5. Defendant Broadspire Services, Inc.’s legitimate business interest outweighs any
interest the public may have in the confidential information.
6. Permanent sealing of the confidential information is appropriate.
The parties have shown good cause for the Court’s granting this motion, and the Court
notes that all parties consent and have filed the motion jointly.
The Court GRANTS the parties’ Joint Consent Motion for Leave to File Dispositive
Motions and Related Filings under Seal (ECF Doc. 36.) It is therefore ORDERED that the
parties may file their dispositive motions and related filings under seal with the Court by the
deadlines already established.
Signed: July 18, 2017
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