United States District Court, D. Minnesota
JODI A. SCHWENDIMANN, f/k/a JODI A. DALVEY Plaintiff,
ARKWRIGHT ADVANCED COATING, INC. Defendant. ARKWRIGHT ADVANCED COATING, INC. Counterclaim Plaintiff,
JODI A. SCHWENDIMANN, f/k/a JODI DALVEY and COOLER CONCEPTS, INC. Counterclaim Defendants.
A. Davenport, Devan V. Padmanabhan, and Michelle E. Dawson,
WINTHROP & WEINSTINE, PA, for Jodi A. Schwendimann and
Cooler Concepts, Inc.
Katherine J. Rahlin, Kurt J. Niederluecke, and Laura L.
Myers, FREDRIKSON & BYRON, PA, for Arkwright Advanced
R. TUNHEIM CHIEF JUDGE
Jodi Schwendimann and Defendant Arkwright Advanced Coating,
Inc. (“AACI”), have moved for protective orders
with respect to certain documents filed with the court and
for redaction of portions of the trial transcript. The Court
will grant the parties' motions.
parties have jointly filed two motions pursuant to Local Rule
5.6(d) for continued sealing of certain documents. (First
Joint Mot. Regarding Continued Sealing, Dec. 27, 2017, Docket
No. 869; Second Joint Mot. Regarding Continued Sealing, Jan.
11, 2018, Docket No. 874.) The parties request that Court
seal the following documents:
Docket Nos. 696, 701, 723, 728, 747, 784, 792, 795, 796, 804,
806, 807, 809, 810, 811, 813, 814, 815, 816, 818, 819, 820,
823, 825, 827, 841, 844, 846, 849, 850, 857, and 858.
(Id.) These documents contain information about
either (1) product development and formulation or (2) company
financials. The parties made an effort at trial to keep this
evidence confidential by using redacted exhibits as
demonstratives when possible and sequestering Schwendimann
and AACI's corporate representative during testimony
about these topics. (Trial Tr. Vol. II at 79:10-80:12, Nov.
27, 2017, Docket No. 761.) Having reviewed the motion and the
documents filed under seal, as well as all of the files,
records, and proceedings herein, the Court concludes that
these documents contain confidential information and will
grant both motions. The Clerk is ordered to seal these
independently moves to seal the following documents:
Docket Nos. 751-7, 773, 808-5, and 808-6.
(Schwendimann's Mot. to Seal, Dec. 22, 2017, Docket No.
864.) These documents also contain information about
Schwendimann's financials. Accordingly, the Court
concludes that these documents contain confidential
information and will grant Schwendimann's motion. The
Clerk is ordered to seal these documents.
parties have filed motions for protective orders, seeking
redaction of certain portions of the trial transcript.
(AACI's Mot. for Protective Order, Dec. 18, 2017, Docket
No. 829; Schwendimann's Second Am. Mot. for Protective
Order, Dec. 28, 2017, Docket No. 872.) The parties have
stipulated that these motions are unopposed. (Stipulation,
Dec. 28, 2017, Docket No. 871.) The Court will grant both
parties' motions in their entirety because the cited
portions of the trial transcript contain confidential
information about either (1) product development and
formulation or (2) company financials. The Clerk is ordered
to seal the complete trial transcripts. The parties will
contact the Court Reporter to make arrangements for redaction
of the trial transcript and will provide the Court Reporter
page and line No. for the redactions that the Court has
on the foregoing, and all the files, records, and proceedings