United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
HARRIGAN LEYH FARMER & THOMSEN LLP ARTHUR W. HARRIGAN,
JR, TYLER L, FARMER, KRISTIN E, BALLINGER, ATTORNEYS FOR
JOHNNY B. DELASHAW, JR.
OFFICES OF IRWIN H. SCHWARTZ IRWIN H. SCHWARTZ, ATTORNEYS FOR
JOHNNY B. DELASHAW, JR.
LAW GROUP FLLC JESSICA L. GOLDMAN, CHRISTOPHER T. WION,
TERESA R. RODELA ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT SEATTLE TIMES
SOMERVILLE, LLC JOHN Q. SOMERVILLE, ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT
EBEL NAWROT & HELGREN PLLC MALAIKA M. EATO, JEHIEL I.
BAER, ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT CHARLES COBBS
STIPULATED MOTION AND ORDER TO SEAL PLAINTIFF'S
HONORABLE JAMES L. ROBART UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE.
Johnny B. Delashaw, Jr. (Dr, Delashaw), Defendant Charles
Cobbs (Dr. Cobbs), and Defendant Seattle Times Company
(Seattle Times) jointly request the Court seal Dr.
Delashaw's Amended Complaint (Dkt. #20).
Delashaw filed his Amended Complaint on June 25, 2018. Dr.
Cobbs notified Dr. Delashaw on July 2 that two sentences in
the Amended Complaint reference and quote a document that had
been inadvertently produced to Dr. Delashaw in a state
regulatory proceeding, which Dr. Cobbs had timely clawed back
on the basis of a work-product claim. The parties agree that
this document was inadvertently produced, information from
this document was inadvertently included in Dr.
Delashaw's Amended Complaint, and that Dr. Cobbs did not
waive his work-product claim regarding this document by
inadvertently producing it. In response to Dr. Cobb's
July 2 notification, Dr. Delashaw filed a praecipe on July 6
and attached a corrected Amended Complaint to take the place
of the original Amended Complaint (Dkt. #25).
courts have the inherent authority to manage their dockets
and courtrooms with a view toward the efficient and expedient
resolution of cases." Dietz v. Bouldin, 136
S.Ct. 1885, 1892 (2016). FRCP 5.2(d) and LCR 5(g) govern the
sealing of filings containing confidential or sensitive
information. LCR 5(g)(3) requires a motion to seal a document
(A) a certification that the party has met and conferred with
all other parties in an attempt to reach agreement on the
need to file the document under seal, to minimize the amount
of material filed under i seal, and to explore redaction and
other alternatives to filing under . seal; this certification
must list the date, manner, and participants of the
(B) a specific statement of the applicable legal standard and
the:. reasons for keeping a document under seal, ...