Jalali v. UNUM Life Insurance Company of America

Filing 27

ORDER denying as moot 23 Motion to File Document Under Seal. The parties are granted leave to file their exhibits on the public record. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson on 11/7/2017. (ew)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION SEPANTA JALAI, Plaintiff, v. Civil Action 2:16-cv-512 Judge Algenon L. Marbley Magistrate Judge Jolson UNUM LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, Defendant. ORDER On November 3, 2017, the parties filed a Joint Motion to File Exhibits Under Seal. (Doc. 23). More specifically, the parties moved for leave to file exhibits supporting their respective Motions for Summary Judgment under seal for two reasons: (1) “[s]ome exhibits may be drawn from or comprise the administrative record that was developed during Unum’s administrative review of Jalali’s claim” so may contain “sensitive information about Jalali’s medical condition and about her financial circumstance,” and (2) “[o]ther exhibits may contain material proprietary to Unum.” (Id. at 1–2). In an Order on November 6, 2017, the Court advised the parties of the applicable legal standard in Shane Grp., Inc. v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mich., 825 F.3d 299, 305 (6th Cir. 2016), and found it unclear whether the parties had satisfied that standard. (Doc. 26). Consequently, the Court ordered the parties to provide the documents at issue for an in camera inspection. (Id.). On November 7, 2017, the parties advised the Court by email that, while they seek leave to file the exhibits in support of their respective Motions for Summary Judgment, they no longer wish do so under seal. Consequently, the Joint Motion to File Exhibits Under Seal is DENIED as MOOT, and the parties are hereby GRANTED leave to file their exhibits on the public record. (Doc. 23). IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: November 7, 2017 /s/ Kimberly A. Jolson KIMBERLY A. JOLSON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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