Verasonics, Inc. v. Alpinion Medical Systems Co., Ltd.

Filing 38

MINUTE ORDER granting plaintiff's 34 Motion to Seal by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour.(RS)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 VERASONICS, INC., a Washington corporation, CASE NO. C14-1820-JCC MINUTE ORDER Plaintiff, 11 v. 12 ALPINION MEDICAL SYSTEMS CO., LTD, a Korean corporation, 13 14 Defendant. 15 16 17 18 The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable John C. Coughenour, United States District Judge: This matter comes before the Court on the motion to seal by Plaintiff Verasonics, Inc. 19 (Dkt. No. 34). Verasonics seeks to seal Exhibit B (Partial Final Award) (Dkt. No. 35) to the 20 declaration of Eric S. Walters (Dkt. No. 33) in support of Verasonics’s motion to confirm 21 arbitration award and for entry of judgment (Dkt. No. 32). (See Dkt. No. 34 at 1.) 22 Defendant Alpinion Medical Systems Co., Ltd. failed to respond to Verasonics’s motion. 23 The Court considers this “as an admission that the motion has merit.” W.D. Wash. Local Civ. R. 24 7(b)(2). 25 26 Based on the sensitive nature of the filing, namely the discussion of trade secrets and confidential information, the Court finds good cause to seal. The motion to seal (Dkt. No. 34) is MINUTE ORDER C14-1820-JCC PAGE - 1 1 2 GRANTED. Docket Number 35 shall REMAIN under seal. DATED this 18th day of April 2017. 3 William M. McCool Clerk of Court 4 s/Paula McNabb Deputy Clerk 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MINUTE ORDER C14-1820-JCC PAGE - 2

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