Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company et al v. Bell et al
ORDER granting parties' 20 Joint Motion to File Under Seal; Clerk shall SEAL Dkts. 1 , 4 , 13 and UNSEAL parties' motion at Dkt. 20 ; Plaintiff shall file a public, redacted version of the Second Amended Complaint (Dkt. # 13 ) no later than five (5) days from the date of this Order, by Judge Ricardo S Martinez. (SWT)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
ALLSTATE PROPERTY AND CASUALTY
INSURANCE COMPANY, et al.,
Case No. C16-0844RSM
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO FILE
JEFFREY BELL, et al.,
THIS MATTER comes before the Court on the parties’ Joint Motion to Seal. Dkt.
#20. The parties ask the Court to seal the Complaint, First Amended Complaint and Second
Amended Complaint, as they contain extensive content discussing prior, confidential
arbitration proceedings. Id. The Court has reviewed the motion, along with the documents
at issue, and agrees that the Complaint (Dkt. #1), Amended Complaint (Dkt. #4) and
Second Amended Complaint (Dkt. #13), all contain allegations relating to private
arbitration proceedings. The Court further agrees that because these proceedings were
never meant to be open to the public, the nature of the allegations therein are potentially
damaging to the parties involved.
Accordingly, the Court hereby ORDERS:
1. The parties’ Motion to Seal (Dkt. #20) is GRANTED.
The Clerk shall
immediately seal Dkts. #1, #4 and #13. However, the motion itself does not
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contain confidential material and should not have been sealed. Accordingly, the
Clerk shall also immediately UNSEAL the parties’ motion at Dkt. #20.
2. Further, Plaintiff shall file a public, redacted version of the Second Amended
Complaint (Dkt. #13) no later than five (5) days from the date of this Order.
DATED this 11 day of April, 2017.
RICARDO S. MARTINEZ
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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