TILLMAN v. ALLY FINANCIAL INC.

Case No. 2:16-cv-313-FtM-99CM.

DONELL L. TILLMAN, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. ALLY FINANCIAL INC., Defendant.

United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Fort Myers Division.

Editors Note
Cause: Restrictions on Use of Telephone Equipment
Nature of Suit: 890 Other Statutory Actions
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donell L. Tillman, Plaintiff, represented by Amanda J. Allen , The Consumer Protection Firm, PLLC.

Donell L. Tillman, Plaintiff, represented by Timothy James Sostrin , Keogh Law, LTD, pro hac vice, William Peerce Howard , The Consumer Protection Firm, PLLC & Keith J. Keogh , Keogh Law, LTD, pro hac vice.

Ally Financial Inc., Defendant, represented by Alexandra N. Krasovec , Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, pro hac vice, Divya S. Gupta , Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, pro hac vice, Eric J. Troutman , Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, pro hac vice, Jacqueline Simms-Petredis , Burr & Forman, LLP, Robert Franklin Springfield , Burr & Forman, LLP & Scott D. Goldsmith , Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, pro hac vice.


ORDER

CAROL MIRANDO, Magistrate Judge.

This matter comes before the Court upon review of Defendant's Unopposed Motion to Seal Portions of Ally Financial Inc.'s Response to Plaintiff's Objections to Magistrate Judge Mirando's April 17, 2017 Order (Doc. 144) filed on May 15, 2017. Defendant seeks to file under seal its response to Plaintiff's objections to the Order (Doc. 135) because the response contains Defendant's non-public proprietary and competitively sensitive information regarding Defendant's data storage and account management systems. Doc. 144 at 2. Plaintiff does not oppose the requested relief. Id. at 9.

Pursuant 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).

Upon review, the Court finds that Defendant has sufficiently identified and described the document proposed for sealing and sufficiently explained that filing the document under seal is necessary.

ACCORDINGLY, it is hereby

ORDERED:

Defendant's Unopposed Motion to Seal Portions of Ally Financial Inc.'s Response to Plaintiff's Objections to Magistrate Judge Mirando's April 17, 2017 Order (Doc. 144) is GRANTED. Defendant may file under seal its response to the objections (Doc. 135) on or before May 22, 2017.

DONE and ORDERED.


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