United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Fort Myers Division
MIRANDO United States Magistrate Judge
matter comes before the Court upon review of Plaintiffs'
Motion to Seal Complaint and Exhibits (Doc. 1) filed on
January 10, 2017. Plaintiffs seek to file under seal a
Complaint and Exhibits 1-4 to the Complaint. Doc. 1 at 1.
to Local Rule 1.09(a),
[u]nless filing under seal is authorized by statute, rule, or
order, a party seeking to file under seal any paper or other
matter in any civil case shall file and serve a motion, the
title of which includes the words “Motion to
Seal” and which includes (i) an identification and
description of each proposed for sealing; (ii) the reason
that filing each item is necessary; (iii) the reason that
sealing each item is necessary; (iv) the reason that a means
other than sealing is unavailable or unsatisfactory to
preserve the interest advanced by the movant in support of
the seal; (v) a statement of the proposed duration of the
seal; and (vi) a memorandum of legal authority supporting the
seal. The movant shall not file or otherwise tender to the
Clerk any item proposed for sealing unless the Court has
granted the motion required by this section.
M.D. Fla. Rule 1.09(a).
review, the Court finds that Plaintiffs have sufficiently
identified and described the document proposed for sealing
and sufficiently explained that filing the document under
seal is necessary.
it is hereby
Plaintiffs' Motion to Seal Complaint and Exhibits (Doc.
1) is GRANTED.
Plaintiffs may file under seal a Complaint and Exhibits 1-4
to the Complaint on or before January 18, 2017.