Robinson v. CBC Pipeline, LLC
ORDER denying 26 Motion to File Document Under Seal (Joint Motion). Signed by Judge Algenon L. Marbley on 8/2/2016. (cw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
CATHY ROBINSON, et al.,
CBC PIPELINE, LLC a/k/a CBC
Case No. 15-CV-3087
JUDGE ALGENON L. MARBLEY
Magistrate Judge Deavers
Before the Court is the unopposed Motion to File Document Under Seal filed by
Defendant CBC Pipeline, LLC ("CBC") (Doc. 26). Defendant asks the Court to allow parties to
file both their Settlement Agreement and their Joint Motion for Final Approval of Settlement
under seal. (Doc. 26 at 1.) Defendant provides no reason why the Court should grant the motion.
Such rationale would be welcome because settlement agreements under the Fair Labor Standards
Act, the law this case is brought under, "should not be filed under seal except under a very
limited circumstance where parties can make a substantial showing that their need to seal the
agreement outweighs the strong presumption of public access that attaches to judicial
documents." Wills v. Cellular Sales of Tenn., LLC, No. 1:12-cv-391-CLC-SKL, 2014 WL
8251539, at *2 (E.D. Tenn. Aug. 18, 2014) (citations and internal quotation marks omitted).
Parties have provided no reason why their desire to file the documents under seal outweighs the
public interest in allowing access to the documents. As such, the Court DENIES the motion.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Algenon L. Marbley
ALGENON L. MARBLEY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Dated: August 2, 2016
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