Willis v. Big Lots, Inc. et al
ORDER granting 103 Motion to File Document Under Seal. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson on 6/12/2017. (ew)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
ALAN WILLIS, Individually and on Behalf
of All Others Similarly Situated,
Civil Action 2:12-cv-604
Judge Michael H. Watson
Magistrate Judge Jolson
BIG LOTS, INC., et al.,
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.
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).
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).
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.
(See Doc. 109, Exs. A–F).
reviewed the redacted and unredacted versions, the Court GRANTS this request.
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
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