Willis v. Big Lots, Inc. et al

Filing 110

ORDER granting 103 Motion to File Document Under Seal. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson on 6/12/2017. (ew)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION ALAN WILLIS, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiffs, v. Civil Action 2:12-cv-604 Judge Michael H. Watson Magistrate Judge Jolson BIG LOTS, INC., et al., Defendants. ORDER This matter is before the Court on Plaintiffs’ Motion to File Under Seal Certain Exhibits in Support of Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendants’ Motion for Protective Order Precluding the Deposition of David J. Campisi. (Doc. 103). The Motion sought to file six deposition transcripts under seal. Although Plaintiffs filed the Motion, they made clear that they were “mak[ing] no representation with regards to the appropriateness of the Confidential designations or for keeping the information under seal.” (Doc. 103 at 1). Instead, Plaintiffs sought to seal the documents only because Defendants previously marked the information as confidential pursuant to the parties’ Protective Order (Doc. 59). ordered Defendants to respond expeditiously. (Doc. 103 at 1). (Doc. 105). Consequently, the Court The Court also directed Defendants to apply the standards set forth by the Sixth Circuit in Shane Grp., Inc. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mich., 825 F.3d 299, No. 15-1544, 2016 WL 3163073, at *3 (6th Cir. June 7, 2016). (Doc. 105). Defendants complied. On June 9, 2017, Defendants submitted a Response, asking the Court to grant Plaintiffs’ motion to file unredacted versions of the six deposition transcripts under seal, with the redacted versions filed publicly on the docket. the redacted versions as exhibits to their Response. (Doc. 109). Defendants attached (See Doc. 109, Exs. A–F). reviewed the redacted and unredacted versions, the Court GRANTS this request. Having Accordingly, the clerk’s office is DIRECTED to file the unredacted versions of the exhibits identified in Plaintiff’s Motion (Doc. 103) under seal. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: June 12, 2017 /s/ Kimberly A. Jolson KIMBERLY A. JOLSON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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