Edge et al v. City of Everett
ORDER granting Defendant's 25 MOTION for Leave to File Anonymous Declaration. The Court will consider the Declaration of Jane Doe 25 -1 at this stage in the proceedings only. Signed by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. (PM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
JOVANNA EDGE, et al.,
CASE NO. C17-1361-MJP
DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR
LEAVE TO FILE AN
CITY OF EVERETT,
THIS MATTER comes before the Court on Defendant’s Motion for Leave to File an
Anonymous Declaration. (Dkt. No. 25.) Having reviewed the Motion, the Response (Dkt. No.
44-1), the Reply (Dkt. No. 47) and all related papers, the Court GRANTS the Motion.
Defendant City of Everett seeks to file an anonymous declaration from “Jane Doe” in
support of its Response to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction. (Dkt. No. 28, Dkt. No.
25). The Court finds that anonymity is appropriate under the circumstances. Ms. Doe’s
testimony concerns sensitive, personal information, and her interests in preserving anonymity
outweigh any potential prejudice to Plaintiffs. The Court GRANTS the Motion, and will
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AN ANONYMOUS DECLARATION 1
consider the Declaration of Jane Doe (Dkt. No. 25-1) at this stage in the proceedings only.
Should there be any need for Plaintiffs to depose Ms. Doe, the parties are to meet and confer to
identify a mutually agreeable process and protocol for doing so. Should the parties be unable to
agree, they shall bring the matter before the Court using the Expedited Joint Motion Procedure
set forth in LR 37(a)(2).
The clerk is ordered to provide copies of this order to all counsel.
Dated December 4, 2017.
Marsha J. Pechman
United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AN ANONYMOUS DECLARATION 2
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