UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION
October 22, 2012
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, PLAINTIFF,
WOWZA MEDIA SYSTEMS, LLC, AND COFFEE CUP PARTNERS, INC. (F/K/A/ WOWZA MEDIA SYSTEMS, INC., DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Claudia Wilken
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO SEAL CONFIDENTIAL AGREEMENT
Location: Courtroom 2 -- 4th Floor
Judge: Honorable Claudia Wilken
Inc. and Wowza Media Systems, LLC (collectively, Wowza), to resolve attorneys' fees and costs 4 related to Adobe's anti-SLAPP motion regarding Wowza's counterclaims for fraud and unfair 5 competition, which the Court granted on September 6, 2012. Having considered the declaration 6 submitted in support of Plaintiff's Administrative Motion to Seal Confidential Agreement (the 7
"Motion"), reviewed the document and finding good cause shown, the Motion is hereby 8 (noting that courts frequently find good cause to seal confidential settlement agreements); 10 Kalinauskas v. Wong, 151 F.R.D. 363, 365 (D. Nev. 1993) ("Confidential settlements benefit 11 society and the parties involved by resolving disputes relatively quickly, with slight judicial 12 intervention, and presumably result in greater satisfaction to the parties. Sound judicial policy 13 fosters and protects this form of alternative dispute resolution."). 14
Within four days of the date of this Order, Plaintiff shall electronically file the 15 confidential settlement agreement under seal, in accordance with General Order 62(5) and the 16 procedures outlined in the FAQs on the ECF website.
Plaintiff Adobe Systems Incorporated moves to file under seal the Confidential Agreement that it reached with Defendants Wowza Media Systems, Inc., Coffee Cup Partners, GRANTED (Docket No. 155). See Phillips v. GMC, 307 F.3d 1206, 1212 (9th Cir. 2002)
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED: ______________, 2012
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