Luis Roberto Demarco Almeida ("Demarco") appeals from the denial of his motion to unseal certain documents filed in connection with an unrelated, now-settled, litigation proceeding between International Equity Investments, Inc., et al. and Opportunity Equity Partners Ltd., et al. (collectively the "appellees"). The documents at issue were protected by a confidentiality order entered upon stipulation of the appellees when they were adversary parties. We assume the parties' familiarity with the underlying facts, the procedural history, and the issues presented for review.
We review for abuse of discretion the district court's decision not to vacate or modify the order designating the documents at issue as confidential.
The magistrate judge concluded that the documents at issue are non-judicial, and the district judge adopted the magistrate judge's opinion and order. Demarco argues on appeal that the documents to which he seeks access are judicial in nature. Although Demarco objected on numerous grounds to the magistrate judge's opinion, his objections did not include a contention that the magistrate judge erred in categorizing the documents as non-judicial. Accordingly, we deem this argument forfeited.
We find no abuse of discretion in the district court's determination that the appellees reasonably relied on the stipulated protective order, and that Demarco was not entitled to modification of the order.
Having reviewed all of the arguments properly presented to this Court, we hereby