Aylor v. Bryant School District No 25

Filing 13

CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 3/30/09. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION WALTER AYLOR vs. No. 4:08-cv-00620-BSM DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF BRYANT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 25 CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER This lawsuit is presently in the discovery process, and it appears that such discovery may involve review of personnel records contained in the files of the Bryant Special School District. Such information may include sensitive documents which contain information specific to employees of the District and medical records of the Plaintiff. Accordingly, good cause having been shown within the meaning of the applicable laws and procedural rules, and it appearing that the parties consent to entry of this Protective Order, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. All documents produced and information furnished by the parties in the categories set forth above which are designated as "confidential" shall be treated as such by all parties to this litigation. Such confidential documents, and all copies, summaries, compilations, notes or abstracts thereof, shall be used exclusively in this action and for no other purpose. The confidential designation status shall specifically survive this litigation. 2. Documents and information designated confidential may be used only in connection with this case and may not be disclosed to persons not parties to this lawsuit. 3. If confidential documents are used during depositions, the deposition shall be treated as confidential in accordance with paragraph (1), supra. 4. Any document, information or deposition designated as confidential under this Protective Order shall, when filed with the court, be clearly marked "confidential," sealed, placed in separate, secure, storage by the clerk, and opened only by authorized court personnel. 5. Documents and other material designated as confidential pursuant to the terms of this Protective Order may be disclosed only to trial counsel and employees or professional assistants of trial counsel who have a bona fide need to review the information or contents of the documents to aid effectively in the preparation of a party's case. Disclosure to persons other than trial counsel or employees or professional assistants of trial counsel shall be conditioned upon (a) the written agreement of the producer or provider of the confidential information, or (b) an order of the court directing disclosure; any such disclosure shall be further conditioned upon execution of a statement of confidentiality identical to Exhibit "A" attached hereto. 6. Upon dissemination of any of the information furnished by the parties to any other person, firm, or organization, the parties shall maintain a list of the names, addresses, place of employment, and capacity of all persons to whom the information is disclosed until further order of the court. 7. Each person examining the subject documents and/or notes to whom any of the contents thereof are disseminated hereby agrees to be subject to the jurisdiction of this court for contempt in any other appropriate proceedings in the event of any violation or alleged violation of this Protective Order. 8. This Protective Order shall govern all pretrial proceedings, but shall be subject to modification either before, during, or after the trial upon the merits, upon application of any of the parties to this lawsuit, and for good cause shown. -2- 9. Entry of this Protective Order shall not preclude the parties from objecting to production of documents or information which it deems confidential. 10. The provisions of this Protective Order shall not affect the admissibility of evidence at trial or any preliminary evidentiary proceeding in open court, except as directed by separate order entered for good cause shown. IT IS SO ORDERED this 30th day of March, 2009. __________________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE Consented to: WHITE & WHITE, PLC P.O. Box 710 Bryant, AR 72089-0710 Phone: (501) 847-5556 Fax: (501) 847-6444 E-mail: Mark@WhitePLC.com By: /s/ J. Mark White J. Mark White, Bar Number 98102 Attorneys for Plaintiff BEQUETTE & BILLINGSLEY, P.A. 425 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 3200 Little Rock, AR 72201-3469 Phone: (501) 374-1107 Fax: (501) 374-5092 E-mail: jbequette@bbpalaw.com By: /s/ Jay Bequette Jay Bequette, Bar Number 87012 Attorneys for Defendant C:\Documents and Settings\jclans\Local Settings\Temp\notes4501A7\~6153442.wpd -3- EXHIBIT "A" By signing this document, I hereby certify that I have read the Protective Order entered by the Court in Walter Aylor v. Bryant School District No. 25, United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Western Division, Case No. 4:08-cv-00620-BSM, on the ________ day of __________________, 2009. I understand that Protective Order and agree to abide by its contents by not disclosing confidential information to anyone, except as required by lawful judicial process. NAME:____________________________________ DATE:_____________________________________ STATE OF ARKANSAS COUNTY OF ) ) ss. ) SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this ______ day of ________________, 2009. __________________________________ Notary Public My commission expires: ___________________

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