Universal Cable Productions LLC et al v. Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company

Filing 25

PROTECTIVE ORDER Concerning Confidential Information by Judge Percy Anderson. (smo)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS LLC, et al., 12 13 14 Plaintiffs, v. No. CV 16-4435 PA (MRWx) PROTECTIVE ORDER CONCERNING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ATLANTIC SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, 15 Defendant. 16 17 18 19 The Court enters the following protective order: 1. In connection with discovery proceedings in this action, the parties may 20 designate any document, thing, material, testimony or other information derived therefrom, 21 as “Confidential” under the terms of this Protective Order (hereinafter “Order”). 22 Confidential information is trade secrets, proprietary information, and other highly 23 confidential commercial information, or material required to be kept confidential by state or 24 federal law. 25 2. By designating a document, thing, material, testimony or other information 26 derived therefrom as “Confidential” under the terms of this Order, the party making the 27 designation is certifying to the Court that there is a good faith basis in law and in fact for the 28 designation within the meaning of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(g). 1 3. Confidential documents shall be so designated by stamping copies of the 2 document produced to a party with the legend “CONFIDENTIAL.” Stamping the legend 3 “CONFIDENTIAL” on the cover of any multipage documents shall designate all pages of 4 the document as confidential, unless otherwise indicated by the producing party. 5 4. Testimony taken at a deposition may be designated as confidential by making 6 a statement to that effect on the record at the deposition. Arrangements shall be made with 7 the court reporter taking and transcribing such deposition to separately bind such portions of 8 the transcript containing information designated as confidential, and to label such portions 9 appropriately. 10 5. Material designated as confidential under this Order, the information contained 11 therein, and any summaries, copies, abstracts, or other documents derived in whole or in part 12 from material designated as confidential (hereinafter “Confidential Material”) shall be used 13 only for the purpose of the prosecution, defense, or settlement of this action, and for no other 14 purpose. 15 6. Confidential Material produced pursuant to this Order may be disclosed or 16 made available only to the Court, to counsel for a party (including the paralegal, clerical, and 17 secretarial staff employed by such counsel), and to the “qualified persons” designated 18 below: 19 (a) a party, or an officer, director, or employee of a party deemed necessary 20 by counsel to aid in the prosecution, defense, or settlement of this 21 action; 22 (b) experts or consultants (together with their clerical staff) retained by 23 such counsel to assist in the prosecution, defense, or settlement of this 24 action; 25 (c) court reporter(s) employed in this action; 26 (d) a witness at any deposition or other proceeding in this action; and 27 (e) any other person as to whom the parties in writing agree. 28 -2- 1 Prior to receiving any Confidential Material, each “qualified person” shall be provided with 2 a copy of this Order and shall execute a nondisclosure agreement in the form of Attachment 3 A, a copy of which shall be provided forthwith to counsel for each other party and for the 4 parties. 5 6 7 7. Only qualified persons may attend depositions at which Confidential Material is used or discussed. 8. The parties may further designate certain discovery material or testimony of a 8 highly confidential and/or proprietary nature as “CONFIDENTIAL - ATTORNEY’S EYES 9 ONLY” (hereinafter “Attorney’s Eyes Only Material”), in the manner described in 10 paragraphs 2 and 3 above. Attorney’s Eyes Only Material, and the information contained 11 therein, shall be disclosed only to the Court, to counsel for the parties (including the 12 paralegal, clerical and secretarial staff employed by such counsel), and to the “qualified 13 persons” listed in subparagraphs 6(b) through (e) above, but shall not be disclosed to a party, 14 or to an officer, director or employee of a party, unless otherwise agreed or ordered. If 15 disclosure of Attorney’s Eyes Only Material is made pursuant to this paragraph, all other 16 provisions in this order with respect to confidentiality shall also apply. 17 9. Nothing herein shall impose any restrictions on the use or disclosure by a party 18 of material obtained by such party independent of discovery in this action, whether or not 19 such material is also obtained through discovery in this action, or from disclosing its own 20 Confidential Material as it deems appropriate. 21 10. If Confidential Material, including any portion of a deposition transcript 22 designated as Confidential or Attorney's Eyes Only, is included in any papers to be filed 23 with the Court, such papers shall be accompanied by an application to (a) file the 24 confidential portions thereof under seal (if such portions are segregable), or (b) file the 25 papers in their entirety under seal (if the confidential portions are not segregable). The 26 application shall be filed in accordance with Local Rule 79-5 and directed to the judge to 27 whom the papers are directed. Pending the ruling on the application, the papers or portions 28 thereof subject to the sealing application shall be lodged under seal. -3- 1 11. This Order shall be without prejudice to the right of the parties (i) to bring 2 before the Court at any time the question of whether any particular document or information 3 is confidential or whether its use should be restricted or (ii) to present a motion to the Court 4 under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c) for a separate protective order as to any particular document or 5 information, including restrictions differing from those as specified herein. This Order shall 6 not be deemed to prejudice the parties in any way in any future application for modification 7 of this Order. 8 9 12. This Order is entered solely for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of documents and information between the parties to this action without involving the Court 10 unnecessarily in the process. Nothing in this Order nor the production of any information or 11 document under the terms of this Order nor any proceedings pursuant to this Order shall be 12 deemed to have the effect of an admission or waiver by either party or of altering the 13 confidentiality or nonconfidentiality of any such document or information or altering any 14 existing obligation of any party or the absence thereof. 15 13. This Order shall survive the final termination of this action, to the extent that 16 the information contained in Confidential Material is not or does not become known to the 17 public, and the Court shall retain jurisdiction to resolve any dispute concerning the use of 18 information disclosed hereunder. Upon termination of this case, counsel for the parties shall 19 assemble and return to each other all documents, material and deposition transcripts 20 designated as confidential and all copies of same, or shall certify the destruction thereof. 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. 22 23 24 25 DATED: September 14, 2016 ___________________________________ Percy Anderson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 26 27 28 -4- 1 Attachment A 2 Nondisclosure Agreement 3 4 I, , do solemnly swear that I am fully familiar with the terms 5 of the Protective Order Concerning Confidential Information entered in Universal Cable 6 Productions LLC v. Antlantic Specialty Insurance Company, United States District Court for 7 the Central District of California, Civil Action No. CV 16-4435 PA (MRWx), and hereby 8 agree to comply with and be bound by the terms and conditions of said Order unless and 9 until modified by further Order of the Court. I hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the 10 Court for purposes of enforcing this nondisclosure agreement. 11 12 DATED: ___________________________________ [Name of Signator Typed] 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -5-

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