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Thank you for the additional information. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
Unfortunately, absent a showing of extraordinary circumstances, a court will not grant your motion to seal the civil file. There is a strong policy towards openness and courts do not generally agree to seal civil files.
I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I do not wish to see you spinning your wheels.
Here is language from an opinion which provides an example:
"Nevertheless, there are things that might be appropriately sealed in a public proceeding, such as the pricing terms in license agreements, some other non-public financial information, trade secrets, and other proprietary technology. Information in a transcript may hint at some of these things without actually threatening any “clearly defined and serious injury.” Things that typically weigh against the necessity of sealing include that the information is old, or general, or already in the public record, and was relevant to the judicial proceeding."
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