Gary Craig Haddock v. Countrywide Bank, N.A. et al

Filing 202

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Frederick F. Mumm re Stipulation for Protective Order 197 (see attached) (jm)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, WESTERN DIVISION 11 GARY CRAIG HADDOCK, 12 vs. Plaintiff, 13 COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A., 14 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC; COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL 15 CORPORATION; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; BAC HOME LOAN 16 SERVICING, L.P.; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON fka The Bank 17 of New York as Trustee for the Holders of CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVELY 18 LOAN TRUST 2007-OA4 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 200719 OA4; MERITPLAN INSURANCE COMPANY; NEWPORT INSURANCE 20 COMPANY; QBE FIRST INSURANCE AGENCY; SELECT PORTFOLIO 21 SERVICING, INC. 22 Case No. 2:14-cv-06452-PSG-FFM [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER District Judge: Philip S. Gutierrez Magistrate Judge: Frederick F. Mumm Courtroom: 880 Defendants. 23 24 25 26 27 28 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 RECITALS 2 WHEREAS Plaintiff Gary Craig Haddock (“Plaintiff”) and Defendants 3 Countrywide Bank, N.A., Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., Countrywide Financial 4 Corporation, Bank of America, N.A., BAC Home Loan Servicing, L.P., The Bank 5 of New York Mellon, Alternative Loan Trust 2007-0A4 Mortgage Pass-through 6 Certificates, Series 2007-0A4; Defendants QBE FIRST Insurance Agency, Inc. n/k/a 7 NGLS Insurance Services, Inc., Meritplan Insurance Company, and Newport 8 Insurance Company; and, Defendant Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. (collectively, 9 “Defendants”; together with Plaintiff, each a “Party” and collectively the “Parties”), 10 agree that this lawsuit (the “Action”) may require or otherwise involve the 11 disclosure of confidential, personal, proprietary, financial or trade secret documents 12 or information, and that such documents or information should remain confidential. 13 WHEREAS the Parties in their personal and/or business practices have gone 14 to great lengths to safeguard and protect the confidentiality of their confidential, 15 personal, proprietary, financial or trade secret documents and information, the 16 disclosure of which would pose a substantial risk of irreparable harm to the Parties’ 17 legitimate personal, proprietary, or business interests; 18 WHEREAS this Protective Order provides reasonable restrictions on the use 19 and disclosure of such documents and information; 20 WHEREAS all Parties agree to the terms of this Protective Order to protect 21 such documents and information; 22 THEREFORE, in view of the foregoing and because the Parties hereto, by 23 and through their respective counsel, have agreed to the entry of the following 24 Protective Order pursuant to Rule 26(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and 25 Local Civil Rules of the Central District of California, and the Court having 26 determined that good cause exists for the entry of this Protective Order, 27 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND ORDERED THAT the following 28 procedures shall be employed and the following restrictions shall govern the 1 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 handling of documents, depositions, pleadings, exhibits and all other information 2 produced or otherwise disclosed in this Action: 3 4 PRIVACY PROTECTIONS 1. Before any document designated as “Confidential” pursuant to the 5 terms of this Protective Order may be disclosed to a third party or filed with the 6 Court or any other entity, when such document includes a social security number or 7 an individual’s tax identification number, employee identification number, bank 8 account number, credit card account number, charge account number, debit card 9 account number, driver’s license number, passport number, telephone number, a 10 name of a person known to be a minor, a person’s birth date, a financial account 11 number, brokerage account number, insurance policy account number, loan account 12 number, customer account number, patient or health care number, email address, 13 computer user name, password, personal identification number (PIN), or the home 14 address of a person, it will be redacted as follows: 15 a. The social security number will be completely redacted; 16 b. The bank account number will be completely redacted; 17 c. The credit card account number will be completely redacted; 18 d. The debit card account number will be completely redacted; 19 e. The charge account number will be completely redacted; 20 f. All digits except the last four digits of the financial account 21 number (except as set forth in b-e) will be redacted; 22 g. All digits except the last four digits of the taxpayer identification 23 number (TIN) will be redacted; 24 h. All digits except the last four digits of the employee 25 identification number will be redacted; 26 i. All digits except the last four digits of the driver’s license 27 number will be redacted; 28 2 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 j. All digits except the last four digits of the passport number will k. All digits except the last four digits of the telephone number will l. All digits except the last four digits of the brokerage account 2 be redacted; 3 4 be redacted; 5 6 number will be redacted; m. 7 All digits except the last four digits of the insurance policy 8 number will be redacted; n. 9 All digits except the last four digits of the loan account number 10 will be redacted; o. 11 All digits except the last four digits of the customer account 12 number will be redacted; p. 13 All digits except the last four digits of the patient or health care 14 number will be redacted; 15 q. The email address will be truncated; 16 r. The computer user’s name will be truncated; 17 s. The password will be truncated; 18 t. The personal identification number (PIN) will be truncated; 19 u. All information except the minor’s initials will be redacted; 20 v. All information except the year of birth will be redacted; 21 w. All information except the city and state of the home address will 22 be redacted. 23 The full address of the properties that are secured by the loans that are the 24 subject of this Action may be disclosed without redaction. 25 26 DESIGNATING PROTECTED MATERIAL 2. The Parties may designate as “Confidential” any documents, testimony, 27 or other material produced during this Action that any Party believes in good faith to 28 be entitled to such designation, or if state or federal law requires such designation. 3 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 “Confidential Material” as used in this Protective Order shall refer to any so 2 designated material, all copies thereof, and the information contained in such 3 material. 4 3. Material may be designated as Confidential by placing or affixing on 5 such material a CONFIDENTIAL notice or the equivalent of such notice. 6 Designations shall be made by stamping each designated page, if practicable, or 7 otherwise by stamping the title page, CD, DVD, hard drive or other medium 8 containing such designated Confidential Material; or as otherwise set forth herein. 9 Any Confidential Material designation that is inadvertently omitted during 10 document production may be corrected retroactively by written notification to 11 counsel for the non-designating Party within fifteen (15) business days of the 12 discovery of the inadvertent production or failure to designate. 13 4. A Party or non-party that makes original material available for 14 inspection need not designate it as Confidential Material until after the inspecting 15 Party has indicated which material it would like copied and produced. During the 16 inspection and prior to the designation and copying, all of the material made 17 available for inspection shall be considered Confidential Material. 18 5. Transcripts of a deposition or other testimony, or portions thereof may 19 be designated by any Party as containing Confidential Material under this Protective 20 Order by so notifying the court reporter and the non-designating Parties at any time 21 during or after the conclusion of the deposition or other testimony, or by sending a 22 notice to all counsel of record within thirty (30) business days following the 23 deposition or other testimony. In all events, all deposition transcripts or other 24 testimony shall be treated as Confidential Material for thirty (30) days after receipt 25 of the transcript by the Parties. Unless otherwise agreed to by all Parties, during any 26 deposition that includes testimony designated as Confidential Material, any and all 27 individuals who are not entitled to access such testimony under the terms of this 28 Protective Order shall be excluded from the deposition. 4 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 6. A Party may designate as Confidential Material any material produced 2 by another Party or non-party by providing written notice to all Parties of the 3 relevant Bates numbers or other identification within fifteen (15) business days after 4 receiving such material. 5 7. Nothing in this Protective Order is an admission by any Party that 6 information is either relevant or discoverable. Nothing in this Protective Order shall 7 prevent the Parties from using or disclosing their own Confidential Material as they 8 see fit. 9 10 11 INADVERTENT PRODUCTION OF PRIVILEGED OR OTHERWISE PROTECTED MATERIAL 8. The Parties agree that they will not assert that the inadvertent 12 production of material subject to the attorney-client privilege—or other privilege or 13 protection that otherwise would entitle the producing Party to withhold production 14 of the material, including but not limited to the attorney work-product doctrine— 15 constitutes a waiver of the privilege or protection. Once the producing Party 16 provides notice of inadvertent production to the requesting Party, the requesting 17 Party must promptly return the specified document or material and any copies 18 thereof and certify in writing that such document or material, and all copies, have 19 been returned, even if the requesting Party disputes whether the specified document 20 is in fact privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. The only exception to 21 this requirement that all copies be returned is set forth in paragraph 8.a. below. 22 a. By complying with the obligations set forth in paragraph 8, the 23 requesting Party does not waive any right it has to challenge the assertion of 24 privilege or other protection from disclosure and may request an order of the Court 25 overruling such claim of privilege or protection from disclosure. The requesting 26 Party may, contemporaneous with its return of the inadvertently produced material, 27 file a motion requesting that the Court rule on whether the material is subject to the 28 attorney-client privilege or any other privilege or protection. The requesting Party 5 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 may submit a copy of the inadvertently produced material to the Court for in camera 2 review in conjunction with the motion, but the requesting Party shall not retain 3 possession of any other copies of the inadvertently produced material. The 4 requesting Party may not file the inadvertently produced material with the Court 5 until there is a final, non-appealable order determining the material is not privileged 6 or otherwise protected from disclosure. 7 8 ACCESS TO AND USE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL 9. All material produced in this Action, whether or not designated 9 Confidential Material, shall be used solely in connection with the prosecution or 10 defense of this Action. Under no circumstances shall Confidential Material be used 11 for any business, commercial, competitive or personal purposes, or in or for any 12 litigation which is not a part of this Action. 13 10. Confidential Material shall be maintained in strict confidence by the 14 Party to whom it is produced and shall not be given, shown, made available, 15 communicated, or in any way disclosed to any person except the following: 16 a. The Parties; 17 b. The Court, court reporters, and court personnel, in any further 18 proceeding herein; 19 c. The Parties’ attorneys who are actively engaged in the 20 prosecution or defense of this Action and those persons employed in the course of 21 assisting such attorneys, namely paralegals, secretaries, and other office personnel; 22 d. In-house counsel for a Party to this Action, including legal 23 assistants and other legal and clerical staff, to whom it is necessary to disclose such 24 Confidential Material in furtherance of the prosecution or defense of the Action; 25 e. Non-party fact witnesses at, or in preparation for, deposition or 26 trial, provided they sign the “Acknowledgement and Agreement to Be Bound” 27 attached as Exhibit A to this Protective Order before being shown Confidential 28 6 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 Material, and provided further they do not retain any copies of any Confidential 2 Material; f. 3 Third parties engaged by the attorneys for the Parties to provide 4 services related to the prosecution or defense of this Action, such as copy services, 5 translation services, data coding, and data entry and retrieval services, provided they 6 sign the “Acknowledgement and Agreement to Be Bound” attached as Exhibit A to 7 this Protective Order before being shown Confidential Material, and provided 8 further they do not retain any copies of any Confidential Material; g. 9 Outside consultants and experts engaged by the attorneys for the 10 Parties to assist in the prosecution or defense of this Action, provided that they sign 11 the “Acknowledgement and Agreement to Be Bound” attached as Exhibit A to this 12 Protective Order before being shown Confidential Material, and provided further 13 they do not retain any copies of any Confidential Material; h. 14 Insurers of the Defendant(s) in this Action, provided that they 15 sign the “Acknowledgement and Agreement to Be Bound” attached as Exhibit A to 16 this Protective Order before being shown Confidential Material, and provided 17 further they do not retain any copies of any Confidential Material; and i. 18 Any other persons as the Parties may agree to in writing or as the 19 Court may, upon hearing, so direct, provided that they sign the “Acknowledgement 20 and Agreement to Be Bound” attached as Exhibit A to this Protective Order before 21 being shown Confidential Material, and provided further they do not retain any 22 copies of any Confidential Material, or as may otherwise be ordered by the Court. 23 The “Acknowledgements and Agreement to Be Bound” that are required to be 24 signed as provided in this Protective Order shall be retained by counsel for the Party 25 disclosing the Confidential Material. 26 11. Any persons receiving Confidential Material shall not reveal such 27 Material to, or discuss such Material with, any person who is not entitled under this 28 Protective Order to receive such Material. If a Party or any of its representatives, 7 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 including counsel, inadvertently discloses any Confidential Material to persons who 2 are not authorized to use or possess such Material, that Party shall (a) provide 3 immediate written notice of the disclosure to the producing Party, and, if different, 4 to the designating Party and the Party whose Material was inadvertently disclosed, 5 (b) use its best efforts to retrieve all copies of the inadvertently disclosed Material, 6 (c) inform the person or persons to whom unauthorized disclosures were made of all 7 the terms of this Protective Order, and (d) request such person or persons sign the 8 Acknowledgement and Agreement to Be Bound. If a Party or any of its 9 representatives, including counsel, has actual knowledge that Confidential Material 10 is being used or possessed by a person not authorized to use or possess that Material, 11 regardless of how the Material was disclosed or obtained by such person, the Party 12 or its representative shall provide immediate written notice of the unauthorized use 13 or possession to the Party or non-party whose Material is being used or possessed. 14 12. At the conclusion of this Action, including any appeals, all Confidential 15 Material remaining subject to this Protective Order and all copies thereof (including 16 those provided to outside experts or other third parties) shall, upon written request 17 within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of this Action (including any appeals), be 18 returned to the producing Party (or, if the Parties agree, destroyed), except that no 19 Party shall be obliged to return any discovery material (or any copies thereof) that 20 was admitted into evidence at trial. 21 13. Absent written permission from the designating Party or a court order 22 secured after appropriate notice to all interested persons, all Confidential Material to 23 be filed with the Court shall be filed under seal, or with the Confidential Material 24 redacted as set forth in Paragraph 1 of this Protective order, and as otherwise 25 required in accordance with Central District of California Local Civil Rule 79-5. 26 The Parties acknowledge that this Protective Order creates no entitlement to file 27 Confidential Material under seal; the Party seeking to file Confidential Material 28 / / / 8 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 under seal or to redact such Material from any filing shall follow the procedures 2 specified by this Court. 3 14. Any person or Party subject to this Protective Order who becomes 4 subject to a motion to disclose another Party’s Confidential Material shall promptly 5 notify that Party of the motion so that the Party may have an opportunity to appear 6 and be heard on whether that information should be disclosed. 7 15. If a court, government agency or third party orders or subpoenas 8 production of Confidential Material from a Party, such Party shall promptly notify 9 counsel for the Party or non-party who produced or designated the subject Material 10 of the pendency of such order, subpoena, or other form of compelled production, 11 and shall furnish counsel with a copy of that subpoena, order, or other form of 12 compelled production. Such Party also shall promptly inform in writing the court, 13 government agency or third party which caused the order, subpoena, or other form 14 of compelled production to issue that some or all of the matter covered by the order 15 or subpoena is subject to this Protective Order. 16 16. Nothing contained in this Protective Order shall be construed to 17 prejudice any Party’s right to use in open court any Confidential Material, provided 18 that if a Party intends to use any Confidential Material in open court, reasonable 19 advance notice of such intended use shall be given to counsel for the designating 20 Party, which may apply to the Court for further protection of the confidentiality of 21 such material. 22 23 CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS 17. The Parties shall attempt to resolve disputes about the status or use of 24 Confidential Material on an informal basis. The objecting Party will bear the burden 25 of initiating and conducting a sufficient meet and confer. If the Parties are unable to 26 resolve any such dispute, the Party objecting to the designation may initiate the 27 dispute resolution process under Central District of California Local Rule 37-1 et 28 seq. Any challenge submitted to the Court for an order changing the designated 9 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 status of such materials or otherwise relieving the objecting Party from restrictions 2 contained in this Protective Order shall be through a joint stipulation pursuant to 3 Central District of California Local Rule 37-2. The Party proponent of the 4 designation shall bear the burden of showing good cause to support the designation 5 pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing discovery. During the 6 interim period between the initial designation of the material by a Party and the 7 Court’s determination of a timely motion, such material shall be treated as 8 Confidential Material. 9 10 MISCELLANEOUS 18. This Protective Order is without prejudice to the right of any Party 11 hereto to seek relief from the Court, upon good cause shown, from any of the 12 provisions or restrictions provided herein. 13 19. This Protective Order shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by 14 non-parties with respect to information produced by them in the course of this 15 Action. 16 20. Upon termination of this litigation, this Court retains jurisdiction for 17 the purpose of enforcing this Protective Order. 18 FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN, IT IS SO ORDERED. 19 20 Dated: March 27, 2017 21 /s/ Frederick F. Mumm FREDERICK F. MUMM UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 10 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 EXHIBIT A 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 9 10 11 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, WESTERN DIVISION GARY CRAIG HADDOCK, vs. Case No. 2:14-cv-06452-PSG-FFM Plaintiff, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND 12 COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A., COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, 13 INC; COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION; BANK OF 14 AMERICA, N.A.; BAC HOME LOAN SERVICING, L.P.; THE BANK OF 15 NEW YORK MELLON fka The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Holders 16 of CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVELY LOAN TRUST 2007-OA4 Mortgage 17 Pass-through Certificates, Series 2007OA4; MERITPLAN INSURANCE 18 COMPANY; NEWPORT INSURANCE COMPANY; QBE FIRST INSURANCE 19 AGENCY; SELECT PORTFOLIO SERVICING, INC. 20 Defendants. 21 District Judge: Hon. Philip S. Gutierrez Magistrate Judge: Frederick F. Mumm Courtroom: 880 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 11 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 2 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND I, __________________, [print or type full name], declare under penalty of 3 perjury that I have read in its entirety and understand the Protective Order (the 4 “Protective Order”) entered by the Court in the above-captioned action (the 5 “Action”). I agree to comply with and to be bound by all the terms of that 6 Protective Order. I solemnly promise that I will not disclose in any manner any 7 matter or item that is subject to this Protective Order to any person or entity except 8 in strict compliance with the provisions of this Protective Order. Should I breach 9 this Acknowledgement and Agreement to be Bound (“Acknowledgement”), I 10 understand that the Parties shall be entitled to an injunction or other equitable relief 11 as a remedy for such breach and/or the recovery of damages and attorney’s fees 12 incurred in the prosecution of any legal proceeding brought to enforce the terms of 13 this Acknowledgement and the Protective Order. 14 For the purpose of enforcing the terms of the Protective Order and 15 Acknowledgement, I further agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the United States 16 District Court for the Central District of California, solely with respect to any action 17 to enforce the terms of the Protective Order and this Acknowledgment, even if such 18 enforcement proceedings occur after termination of this Action. 19 20 Date: ________________________ 21 Address: _________________________________ 22 23 24 _________________________________ City and State where sworn and signed: ___________________________ 25 Printed Name: __________________________________ 26 27 Signature: _____________________________________ 28 12 [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER

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