A motion to seal document (use CM/ECF event “Motion to Seal Document”) and the document to be sealed (use CM/ECF event “Sealed Document”) must be electronically filed with the Court as separate filings.
1. Motion to Seal. The filer must not include the document to be sealed as an attachment to the motion. The document to be sealed will be provisionally sealed on the docket and available only to the party filer and the Court. If the Court denies the Motion to Seal Document, the document to be sealed will be made accessible for public viewing.
2. Motion to Unseal or View. A motion to unseal or view a sealed document or object to a sealed document may be made on any grounds permitted by law.
3. Destruction of Sealed Documents. The Clerk shall retain sealed documents submitted in paper form for a period of 90 days after a final order is entered on a motion. The Clerk shall discard the sealed documents without notice 90 days after final judgment or order has been entered on a motion. On the date that the Clerk destroys or returns the sealed documents, the Clerk shall enter a remark on the docket sheet stating the disposition and the date thereof.