UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 30, 2011
RYAN COUCH, ET AL.,
MATTHEW CATE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER DENYING REQUEST TO SEAL DOCUMENTS WITHOUT PREJUDICE
On August 26, 2011, Plaintiffs Ryan Couch and Kenneth Jimenez ("Plaintiffs") filed a request to seal documents relating to motion to compel. Although the request cites Local Rule 141, the blanket request to seal the documents does not comply with the requirements of Rule 141. Generally, it is only appropriate to seal documents or portions of portions of briefing, declarations and/or exhibits which actually contain confidential information. The request to seal must identify these specific portions and set forth justification for sealing them. Plaintiffs must therefore identify the specific portions of the documents, by page number and without reference to their content, sought to be sealed. The Court not will review hundreds of pages of documents to determine what portions are proper for sealing.
Accordingly, the Court DENIES the request WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Plaintiffs may file a renewed request that complies with this Order. The Court will not file any documents at this time.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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