Funderburg v. United Parcel Service Inc
PROTECTIVE ORDER pursuant to 10 Stipulation And Agreement. Signed by Chief Judge Brian S. Miller on 1/18/2013. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JOE RICKY FUNDERBURG,
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.,
Case No. 3:12-cv-00186-BSM
Chief Judge Miller
PROTECTIVE ORDER PURSUANT TO STIPULATION AND AGREEMENT
The parties to this action, Joe Ricky Funderburg (“Plaintiff”) and United Parcel Service,
Inc. (“UPS” or “Defendant”) have stipulated, through their respective counsel, to the entry of this
Protective Order (“Order”):
Confidential Information, as later defined herein, and obtained by the plaintiff
from the Defendant in this action, shall be used only for the purpose of this litigation and for no
other purpose whatsoever, and shall not be given, shown, made available or communicated in
any way to anyone except Qualified Persons, as herein defined.
Confidential Information shall be deemed to include, without limitation:
Documents containing certain policies, trade secrets, and other
confidential and proprietary information relating to the business or operations of UPS;
documents containing confidential personal information, such as social security numbers,
contact information, financial information, medical information, and dates of birth;
documents containing confidential and personal information related to current and/or
former UPS employees who are not parties to this lawsuit; and such other information as
may in good faith be deemed by the producing party to be Confidential Information.
Any information concerning such as set forth in 2(a) herein above may be,
from time to time, produced by a party and declared by the party at the time of production
to be “Confidential Information” and subject to this Order. Materials that are being
designated as confidential should be stamped “Confidential,” or if Bates numbers are
used, documents may be designated as confidential by bates number in a letter. A party
may oppose a confidentiality designation in writing within 10 days of the designation, at
which time the parties shall engage in a good faith effort to resolve the issue, and may
move to remove the confidentiality designation if that fails.
Except with the prior written consent of the Defendant, or pursuant to further
Order of this Court on motion with notice to the Defendant, no Confidential Information may be
disclosed to any person other than “Qualified Persons” who shall be defined to include the
Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s counsel, any future counsel of record for the Plaintiff in this action, and
secretaries, para-professional assistants, experts and other employees of such counsel who would
be actively engaged in assisting counsel in connection with this action, court personnel,
witnesses at trial or deposition, and the jury. Nothing in this Order is intended to limit a party’s
right to use and disclose his/its own Confidential Information as he/it deems appropriate.
This Order, insofar as it restricts the communication in any way and use of
Confidential Information, shall continue to be binding through and after the conclusion of this
litigation. Three years following the conclusion of this action, including all appeals:
Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s counsel shall destroy all confidential information,
including, correspondence, memoranda, notes or any other documents embodying such
information, in whole or in part.
Counsel and all Qualified Persons will remain enjoined from disclosing in
any manner any Confidential Information obtained during the course of this proceeding.
Severe sanctions will attach to any person who discloses such in violation of this
Nothing in this Order shall prevent any party from seeking modification of this
Order at any time as to specific matters designated “Confidential Information” to remove such
from the application of this Order.
Before filing Confidential Information produced by another party, the filing party
must give the producing party notice of his/its intent to so file and an opportunity to request that
the Confidential Information be filed under seal.
If the producing party so requests, the
Confidential Information must be filed under seal. Documents containing Confidential
Information may be filed in a redacted form so that those portions of the document containing
Confidential Information will not be visible to the public. Only the Court, Court personnel, and
Qualified Persons shall have access to sealed records in this proceeding until further Order of
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED.
District Court Judge
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
s/ James M. Scurlock (with permission)
Luther Oneal Sutter, Ark. Bar #95031
James M. Scurlock, Ark. Bar # 2012028
SUTTER & GILLHAM, P.L.L.C.
Attorneys at Law
Post Office Box 2012
Benton, Arkansas 72018
501/315-1910 FAX 501/315-1916
Attorneys for Plaintiff
s/ Maralee M. Downey
Marlee M. Downey
WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS LLP
511 Union Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37219-8966
(615) 244-6804 FAX
Attorneys for Defendant