Sus et al v. Audi of America Incorporated et al
ORDER DENYING APPROVAL of 32 Stipulation for Protective Order filed by Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Volkswagen Group of America Inc, Audi Aktiengesellschaft, signed by Chief Judge William C Griesbach on 02/25/2015, as it would seem to be a violation of Leavell and the requirement that courts operate in public. See Union Oil Co. v. Leavell, 220 F3d 562 (7th Cir. 2000) and this Order for full detail. (cc: all counsel)(Griesbach, William)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
DILLON J. SUS,
Case No. 14-C-742
STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH SERVICES, UNITED HEALTHCARE
OF WISCONSIN, INCORPORATED and
GOLDEN RULE INSURANCE COMPANY,
AUDI OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED,
ABC INSURANCE COMPANY, VOLKSWAGEN
GROUP OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED,
DEF INSURANCE COMPANY, AUDI
AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT and VOLKSWAGEN
ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER
The parties have submitted a stipulation for a protective order in the above matter. The
proposed Protective Order fails to take cognisance of the fact that no documents filed with the
Court will be sealed absent a showing of good cause. The agreement of the parties to maintain
documents under seal is not sufficient. See Union Oil Co. v. Leavell, 220 F3d 562 (7th Cir. 2000.)
In addition, the proposed order contemplates the parties removing from the Court file
documents that have been designated confidential after the termination of the litigation. This would
also seem to be a violation of Leavell and the requirement that courts operate in public.
Accordingly, the stipulated motion for a protective order is DENIED.
SO ORDERED this
day of February, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
s/ William C. Griesbach
WILLIAM C. GRIESBACH, Chief Judge
United States District Court
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