American Casualty Company of Reading, Pennsylvania et al v. Cresent Enterprises, Inc.
ORDER granting 30 Motion to Seal information filed by Defendant. Signed by Magistrate Judge E. Clifton Knowles on 10/17/13. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(la)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
AMERICAN CASUALTY COMPANY
OF READING, PENNSYLVANIA and
CNA CLAIMPLUS, INC.,
U.S. Magistrate Judge
Civil Action No. 3:13-CV-98
Magistrate Judge Knowles
CRESENT ENTERPRISES, INC. d/b/a
CRESENT FINE FURNITURE,
MOTION TO SEAL INFORMATION FILED BY DEFENDANT
Plaintiffs American Casualty Company of Reading, Pennsylvania and CNA ClaimPlus,
Inc. (collectively “CNA”), by and through its counsel, respectfully move this Court for an Order
to seal from the public record certain information contained in defendant Cresent Enterprises,
Inc. d/b/a Cresent Fine Furniture’s (“Cresent”) Motion to Compel Discovery [DE 25].
Cresent’s Motion to Compel Discovery includes and discloses the private medical
information of Cresent’s employees which is unquestionably confidential information protected
by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191
(“HIPAA”). Pub. L. 104-191. HIPPA is designed to address the use and disclosure of an
individual’s health information and assure that individuals’ health information is properly
protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high
quality health care and to protect the public's health and well being.
HIPPA defines the
information under its protection as “protected health information” or “PHI” which includes all
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