Hamilton et al v. Dearmon et al

Filing 10

PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 10/24/11. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS NORTHERN (BATESVILLE) DIVISION STEVEN F. HAMILTON v. PLAINTIFF CASE No. 1:11CV30 JMM GARNER R. DEARMON, individually, and in his official capacity as the Chief of Police for the City of Greers Ferry, Arkansas; WILLIAM E. WALKER, individually, and in his official capacity as a Greers Ferry, Arkansas Police Officer; and THE CITY OF GREERS FERRY, ARKANSAS DEFENDANTS PROTECTIVE ORDER Plaintiff has requested discovery of the personnel files of Defendants Garner R. Dearmon and William E. Walker, as well as several hundred pages of daily call logs of the Greers Ferry Police Department. In order to permit Plaintiff adequate access to the records necessary to completely present his case herein, and, at the same protect the personal privacy of the Defendants and the City of Greers Ferry, Arkansas, it is hereby ordered: 1. Defendants have obtained and agreed to produce for Plaintiff’s counsel copies of the personnel files and daily call logs, pursuant to the Fed.R.Civ.P.; 2. Said documents shall be considered confidential; 3. All confidential records or other information provided hereunder shall be used for the purpose of this litigation and none of the confidential material may be used for any other purpose whatsoever. Moreover, neither Plaintiff nor his counsel may utilize directly or indirectly the confidential records, documents, or other information made available pursuant to this Order in any other administrative complaint, proceeding, or civil action; 4. All confidential records, documents, tapes, or other information provided hereunder shall be retained in the custody of the Plaintiff’s counsel including his paralegal, secretarial staff, and/or other staff members, during the pendency of this litigation. Plaintiff’s counsel may also provide copies of such confidential records, documents or other information to any expert witness[es] retained by the Plaintiff or persons frequently employed by such expert[s] whose review of the material is necessary for the Plaintiff’s prosecution in this litigation; 5. Plaintiff, Plaintiff’s counsel and his staff and the retained expert witness/witnesses shall not in any manner, directly or indirectly, transfer confidential records, documents or other information provided hereunder or copies thereof, or communicate, orally or in writing, any of the data contained in said material to any person; 6. Plaintiff’s counsel, promptly upon completion of this litigation, or before if at such time he has no further use of the confidential information, whichever shall first occur, shall return to the Defendant all copies and extracts of data from such material and; 7. This Order is without prejudice to the rights of any party to make clear objection to the discovery permitted by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or by any statute or other authority. IT IS ORDERED THIS 24th DAY OF October, 2011. _______________________________________ The Honorable James M. Moody

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