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Kamel v. 5 Church, Inc.
United States District Court, W.D. North Carolina, Charlotte Division
October 25, 2019
AYMAN KAMEL, Plaintiff,
5 CHURCH, INC., PATRICK WHALEN, MAP MANAGEMENT OF CHARLOTTE, LLC, and ALEJANDRO TORIO, Defendants. 5 CHURCH, INC., and 5CHURCH CHARLESTON, LLC, Plaintiffs,
AYMAN KAMEL, Defendant.
C. Keesler, United States Magistrate Judge.
MATTER IS BEFORE THE COURT on “Plaintiff's
Motion To Seal” (Document No. 129) filed October 23,
2019. This motion has been referred to the undersigned
Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), and
immediate review is appropriate. Having carefully considered
the motion and the record, the undersigned will deny
who seeks to seal any pleading must comply with the Local
Rules of this Court. Local Rule 6.1 provides in relevant part
6.1 SEALED FILINGS AND PUBLIC ACCESS.
Scope of Rule.
further openness in civil case proceedings, there is a
presumption under applicable common law and the First
Amendment that materials filed in this Court will be filed
unsealed. This Rule governs any party's request to seal,
or otherwise restrict public access to, any materials filed
with the Court or used in connection with judicial decision-
making. As used in this Rule, “materials”
includes pleadings and documents of any nature and in any
medium or format.
Filing under Seal.
materials may be filed under seal except by Court order,
pursuant to a statute, or in accordance with a previously
entered Rule 26(e) protective order.
Motion to Seal or Otherwise Restrict Public
party's request to file materials under seal must be made
by formal motion, separate from the motion or other pleading
sought to be sealed, pursuant to LCvR 7.1. Such motion must
be filed electronically under the designation “Motion
to Seal.” The motion must set forth:
(1) A non-confidential description of the
material sought to be sealed;
(2) A statement indicating why sealing is
necessary and why there are no alternatives to filing under
(3) Unless permanent sealing is sought, a
statement indicating how long the party seeks to have the
material maintained under seal and how the matter is to be