Jalali v. UNUM Life Insurance Company of America
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
Civil Action 2:16-cv-512
Judge Algenon L. Marbley
Magistrate Judge Jolson
UNUM LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF AMERICA,
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.
Consequently, the Court ordered the parties to provide the documents at issue for an in camera
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
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