UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
March 10, 2011
IN RE WELLS FARGO MORTGAGE-BACKED LITIGATION
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lucy H. Koh United States District Judge
ORDER REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVE REQUEST TO CERTIFICATES SEAL
On February 11, 2011, plaintiffs filed an Administrative Motion to File Under Seal (Dkt. No. 347). In the Motion, plaintiffs request sealing of certain documents that were designated
Confidential or Highly Confidential by defendants or third parties under the Protective Order in 20 this matter. Pursuant to Local Rule 79-5(d), when a party moves to seal documents designated as 21 sealable by another party, the designating party must file a supporting declaration within 7 days, or 22 the sealing motion will be denied. No supporting declaration was filed by any Defendant in 23 response to the February 11, 2011 Sealing Motion.
As noted in the operative Protective Order, simply designating information as confidential does not entitle the parties to file it under seal. See Stipulated Protective Order for Litigation
Involving Patents, Highly Sensitive Confidential Information, and/or Trade Secrets, ¶ 1. If any 27 defendant objects to the public filing of the documents identified in plaintiffs' Sealing Motion, they 28 shall file a declaration stating the basis for asserting confidentiality of each exhibit plaintiffs seek to seal. These declarations must be filed by March 17, 2011. If no declarations are received, the Court will publicly file the relevant documents without redaction.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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