Cale v. United States of America

Filing 20

ORDER denying Plaintiff's 17 Motion to Seal, signed by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (PM) cc: plaintiff via first class mail

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 10 EDWARD CALE, Plaintiff, 11 12 13 14 CASE NO. C17-1099 MJP ORDER ON MOTION TO SEAL v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant. 15 16 On September 18, 2017, Plaintiff filed a “Motion to Seal,” attaching 55 pages of 17 documents he designated as “confidential.” (Dkt. No. 17.) His sole justification for the request 18 consists of his statement “The following are confidential.” 19 The motion is insufficient. Plaintiff is referred to the Local Rules of the Western District 20 of Washington, specifically LR 5(g)(2) and (3) which govern the sealing and redaction of court 21 records. The Local Rule lists the requirements which must be met before the Court will seal any 22 documents entered into the public record; Plaintiff’s motion meets none of those requirements. 23 24 ORDER ON MOTION TO SEAL - 1 1 Additionally, the documents are not associated with any motion or other pleading before 2 the Court. Plaintiff is advised that he will not be permitted to file documents in the court record 3 under seal unless he provides adequate justification for sealing them (in accordance with the 4 Local Rules) and the documents are filed in support of a motion pending before the Court or are 5 offered in conjunction with trial or some other court proceeding. 6 Accordingly, Plaintiff’s motion to seal is DENIED. 7 8 The clerk is ordered to provide copies of this order to Plaintiff and all counsel. 9 Dated: October 3, 2017. 11 A 12 Marsha J. Pechman United States District Judge 10 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER ON MOTION TO SEAL - 2

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