In re Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest
The Law Center objected to a global toy company’s effort to proceed anonymously in a trademark infringement action without publicly explaining its need for anonymity in Doe Corp. v. Individuals, 20-CV-395 JMS-KJM. Ninth Circuit precedent establishes a constitutional right of access to civil complaints and motions to seal. The global toy company, however, concealed the entirety of its motions to seal, leaving the public with no understanding of what possibly justified proceeding anonymously. The Law Center’s objection is filed under 20-MC-443. On October 20, 2020, Judge Seabright ordered the motions unsealed.
- Complaint (redacted) (9/16/20)
- Objection to Ex Parte Motion for Leave to File Complaint; Schedule A, Publicly with Redactions and Submit Unredacted Version Under Seal (9/30/20)
- Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Memorandum regarding Ex Parte Motion (10/2/20)
- Order Denying Without Prejudice Motion to Redact Complaint (10/9/20)
- Plaintiffs’ Response to Order to Show Cause (10/16/20)