UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 5, 2007
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, PLAINTIFF,
WHITE PINE TRUST CORP., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Nita L. Stormes U.S. Magistrate Judge United States District Court
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS AND DIRECTING THE CLERK OF THE COURT TO PLACE DOCUMENT NUMBER 222 UNDER SEAL [Doc. Nos. 221, 222]
Plaintiff Commodity Futures Trading Commission's motion for sanctions against Defendant and his counsel for bad faith in connection with settlement discussions in this case is DENIED.
The Clerk of Court is directed to place Defendant's Opposition (Doc. No. 222) under seal as it is replete with the content of privileged settlement discussions that occurred in connection with the Mandatory Settlement Conference in violation of Civil Local Rule. 16.3(h).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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