American Consolidated Industries, Inc., et al. v. Blasingim

Filing 296

Order: The Court ADOPTS the Special Master's Report and Recommendation (Blasingim, ECF No. 288 ; McCracken, ECF No. 139), ORDERS the parties to carry out the recommendation forthwith, and no later than July 15, 2024, by filing redacted versions of the documents recommended and providing to the Court a list of the documents for unsealing by ECF number. Judge J. Philip Calabrese on July 3, 2024. (Y,A)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION AMERICAN CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIES, INC., et al., Plaintiffs, v. CHAD BLASINGIM, et al., Defendants. MONARCH STEEL COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff, v. JAMES MCCRACKEN, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 1:19-cv-137 Judge J. Philip Calabrese Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Parker Case No. 5:17-cv-2253 Judge J. Philip Calabrese ORDER On June 10, 2024 the Special Master filed a report recommending a plan to protect certain information contained in exhibits that accompany Defendant’s motion for summary judgment. (Blasingim ECF No. 288; McCracken ECF No. 139.) The report includes recommendations to unseal six exhibits, permanently seal five exhibits, and redact sensitive information contained in numerous others. Previously, the Court provisionally allowed the filing of those exhibits under seal. (Blasingim ECF Nos. 264 & 287; McCracken ECF Nos. 132 & 138.) The time to object to the Special Master’s recommendation has now passed, and no party has objected. 1 The Court finds that the parties’ interest in protecting the confidential and proprietary information and the alleged trade secrets contained in the proposed sealed and redacted exhibits outweighs any public interest in access to that information. Therefore, the Court ADOPTS the Special Master’s recommendations, and ORDERS that action be taken to carry out those recommendations forthwith, and no later than July 15, 2024. Specifically, the parties shall file redacted versions of the exhibits as recommended and provide to the Court a list of the documents for unsealing by ECF number, which the Court will then direct the Clerk to unseal. SO ORDERED. Dated: July 3, 2024 J. Philip Calabrese United States District Judge Northern District of Ohio 2

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