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RULE 5.4.6 SEALED DOCUMENTS

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(a) Procedure for Requesting Leave to File Under Seal.

(1) Motion. A party filing a motion for leave to file documents under seal in civil cases must file that motion electronically, under seal, in the Electronic Filing System.
(2) Exhibit(s). The motion for leave to file under seal must attach as sealed exhibits the document(s) the party requests to be filed under seal.
(3) Proposed Order. The party must e-mail a proposed order to KSD_<Judge'sLastName>_chambers@ksd.uscourts.gov.
(4) Provision to Other Parties. Finally, the party must simultaneously provide the document(s) it requests to be filed under seal to all other parties in the case.

(b) Order Granting Leave. If the court grants the motion for leave to file under seal, the assigned judge will enter electronically an order authorizing the filing of the document(s) under seal. The assigned judge will also direct the clerk's office to grant access to all attorneys who have entered an appearance in that case (and whose appearance has not been terminated) the ability to view sealed documents in that case (assuming this access has not previously been granted). The filing party may then file its document(s) electronically under seal.

(c) Order Denying Leave. If the court denies the motion for leave to file under seal, the assigned judge will enter electronically an order denying the filing of the document(s) under seal.

(d) Notification of Termination. Once the court has granted an attorney access to sealed documents in a case, that attorney is responsible for notifying the clerk’s office if he or she is terminated from the case and the parties request that terminated attorneys no longer have access to sealed documents in that case.