Keller et al v. FCOA, LLC
ORDER granting 69 Motion to Amend/Correct; AMENDED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on April 8, 2016. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
WILLIAM KELLER, DEBRA KELLER,
and PEGGY BYRGE, individually and on
behalf of all others similarly situated
Case No. 4:14-cv-04002
FCOA, LLC d/b/a FOREMOST
Before the Court is the parties’ Joint Motion to Modify Protective Orders. (ECF No. 69). The
Court, after reviewing the terms of the protective order, finds that the parties’ Motion should be
GRANTED. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c) and by the Agreement of the parties,
the Protective Order is as follows:
The transcripts and exhibits from the depositions of Michael Oei and Collin
Cheesman, dated April 7, 2015 and March 3, 2015 respectively, may be retained by counsel of record
for the Plaintiffs in the suit styled David Braden and Dale Brown, individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated v. Foremost Insurance Company Grand Rapids, Michigan, Case No.
4:15-cv-04114-SOH, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas Texarkana Division (the “Braden Suit”). Retention of these materials shall have no effect on the
extent to which use of such materials may be permitted under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
The transcripts and exhibits from the depositions of Michael Williams and Hans
Bloem, taken February 26, 2015 and February 27, 2015, respectively, may be retained by counsel
of record for Plaintiffs in the Braden Suit, but may only be used by them in the Braden Suit upon
leave of Court sought by way of a regularly-noticed motion.
Frmst_Keller-31415, Foremost Insurance Company Grand Rapids, Michigan (“Foremost”) will
provide copies of each in the Braden Suit with the information removed for (a) all Farmers Insurance
Exchange claims and (b) Foremost claims with a date of loss prior to November 21, 2008. The
copies provided in the Braden Suit will otherwise contain the same data as the earlier versions.
Counsel of record for the Plaintiffs in the Braden Suit will have seven (7) days following receipt to
compare the two versions and to provide notice to Foremost’s counsel of any discrepancies. In the
absence of such notice, or within seven (7) days of curing any deficiencies, counsel of record for
Plaintiffs in the Braden Suit shall return any and all copies of the spreadsheets Bates labeled
Frmst_Keller031416 and Frmst_Keller-31415 to Foremost’s counsel, or destroy all such copies and
certify that destruction in writing.
In place of the sample claim files for Foremost claims with dates of loss of Nov. 21,
2008 or later which were previously produced in this action, Foremost will provide copies of the
same files in the Braden Suit which are marked with both the original Keller Bates numbers and new
Bates numbers specific to the Braden Suit.
In the event that Plaintiffs in the Braden Suit propound discovery requests that would
require production of other documents previously produced in this action, Foremost will produce the
same files in the Braden Suit bearing both the original Keller Bates numbers and new Bates numbers
specific to the Braden Suit.
With respect to the deposition transcripts, exhibits and/or documents to be retained
and/or produced in the Braden Suit as described in paragraphs 1 through 5 above, the Plaintiffs in
the Braden Suit and their counsel of record agree to continue to treat those designated as Classified
Information as if subject to all the restrictions and obligations set forth in this Court’s
previously-entered protective orders [Dkts. 32 and 36], until such time as a similar protective order
is entered by the Court in the Braden Suit and such materials will thereafter be subject to the
protective order(s) entered in the Braden Suit.
Except as set forth above, Byrge and all of Byrge’s counsel of record in this action
shall comply with the provisions for return or destruction of Classified Information set forth in
Paragraph 18 of the Agreed Protective Order (ECF No. 32) herein on or before March 25, 2016.
Except as set forth above, all of the provisions of the previously-entered protective
orders (ECF Nos. 32 & 36) remain in full force and effect.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 8th day of April, 2016.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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