UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 15, 2012
DELORES DAVIS, PLAINTIFF,
LOWE'S HOME IMPROVEMENT WAREHOUSE OF PORTERVILLE AND DOES 1 TO 100, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING REQUEST TO SEAL
On May 22, 2012, Plaintiff's counsel, Nelson & Rozier, filed a motion to withdraw from its representation of Plaintiff Delores Davis pursuant Local Rule 182(d) of the Local Rules of the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Counsel asserted that an irreconcilable conflict had developed with Plaintiff Davis necessitating withdrawal, but due to the confidential nature of the conflict it could not be disclosed under the California Rules of Professional Conduct.
On June 15, 2012, the Court held a hearing on counsel's motion to withdraw. At that time, the Court directed counsel to submit a declaration detailing the conflict, along with a request to seal the declaration.
On July 12, 2012, counsel submitted the declaration of Ryan T. Nelson, supporting exhibits and a request to seal these documents directly to the Court's chambers. Following review, the Court HEREBY GRANTS counsel's request to file the documents under seal pursuant to Local Rule 141. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to FILE UNDER SEAL the Declaration of Ryan T. Nelson in support of motion to withdraw and the exhibits attached thereto. Defense counsel shall not be permitted access to these documents.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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