Toledano v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Company et al
AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on December 13, 2013. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Case No. 4:12-CV-4135
SHELTER MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY,
SHELTER GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY,
and SHELTER INSURANCE COMPANIES
AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER
Before the Court is the parties’ Agreed Motion for Protective Order. (ECF No. 16).
Upon consideration, the Court finds that the motion should be and hereby is GRANTED.
The Plaintiff, Fabian Toledano, through written discovery, has sought from Defendants, a
copy of all documents in Defendants’ policy manual related to the investigation of loss of
property claims, including the portions of the manual related to contracting with fire
investigators to investigate losses caused by fire, determination of causation and liability related
to property losses caused by fire.
Defendants have agreed to produce documents responsive to this request, which are not
privileged or protected material. While Defendants maintain it does not have a “policy manual”
as requested by Plaintiff, Defendants do have certain documents it believes may be responsive to
Plaintiff’s request. However, because of its proprietary and confidential nature, Defendants have
requested that the documents be produced under this Protective Order, under the terms and
conditions stated herein:
That Defendants shall produce a copy of document(s) it believes is responsive to
Plaintiff’s request. Plaintiff may use the document(s) only for the prosecution of
That the document(s) shall be designated “confidential” by stamping copies of the
cover of the document(s) produced with the legend “Confidential – Subject to
That the information provided subject to this Protective Order may be disclosed or
made available solely to:
Counsel for Plaintiff and the Plaintiff;
Any other person approved in writing by the Defendants; and/or
Those individuals as otherwise ordered by the Court.
If the Court orders other individuals to review the document(s) subject to this
Protection Order, each person shall be provided with a copy of this Protective
Order. Thereafter, the individuals shall acknowledge in writing that he/she agrees
to be bound by the terms of this Order, and they shall, further, acknowledge that
any breach of confidentiality shall cause the Defendants irreparable harm.
That the Court, specifically, orders if the document(s) provided pursuant to this
Order be used on the record or filed with the Clerk of this Court, it shall be filed
That this Protective Order shall not be deemed to prejudice any of the parties
hereto, in any way, nor shall it prejudice any application for modification of this
Order or to later seek protection of any other additional document(s).
That this Protective Order is agreed to and entered into by the parties solely for
the purpose of affording unnecessary and unwarranted delay in expenses. Nothing
in this Order or the production of the document(s) under this Order, under the
terms and conditions contained herein, or in any subsequent proceeding held
herein pursuant to this Order, shall be deemed to be an admission or waiver with
respect to the confidentiality of the document(s) or the alerting of any other
obligation of the parties hereto.
That this Order shall survive the final disposition or dismissal of this action.
Upon the dismissal or termination of this action, counsel for the Plaintiff shall
ensure and warrant that all copies of the documents provided pursuant to this
Order have been collected from all individuals and counsel shall then return said
copies to counsel for the Defendants.
That counsel for Plaintiff and Defendants agree that they will timely notify the
other of any attempts to modify this Order.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 13th day of December, 2013.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
/s/ Cody Kees
Attorney for Defendants
MUNSON, ROWLETT, MOORE & BOONE, P.A.
400 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1900
Little Rock, AR 72201
/s/Robert E. Tellez
Mr. Robert E. Tellez
Attorney for Plaintiff
Monterrey & Tellez Law Firm, PLLC
615 West Markham, Suite 200
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
/s/ Lawrence Orta
ORTA LAW FIRM PLLC
Attorney for Plaintiff
406 North State Line Avenue
Texarkana, AR 71854
Cell – (501) 749-7225
Fax – (903) 481-6253
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