Felton P. Christian v. ABM Onsite Services- West, Inc.

Filing 49

CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Paul L. Abrams re Stipulation for Protective Order 48 . (ch)

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1 Lawrence B. Steinberg (State Bar No. 101966) LSteinberg@buchalter.com Joshua Mizrahi (State Bar No. 227639) 2 jmizrahi@buchalter.com BUCHALTER, A Professional Corporation 3 1000 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500 4 Los Angeles, CA 90017-2457 Telephone: (213) 891-0700 5 Facsimile: (213) 896-0400 6 Attorneys for defendants ABM ONSITE SERVICES - WEST, INC., CAREY DOSS, 7 HUBERT LAM, AMADO HERNANDEZ and JAMES ALTIERI 8 9 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 12 13 FELTON P. CHRISTIAN, an individual, 14 Plaintiff, 15 vs. 16 ABM ONSITE SERVICES – WEST, 17 INC., a Delaware corporation; CARY DOSS, an individual; HUBERT 18 LAM, an individual; AMADO HERNANDEZ, an individual; and 19 JAMES ALTIERI, an individual, Defendants. 20 21 ) Case No. CV 2:16-8493 MWF (PLAx) ) ) CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ) ORDER ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 22 23 1. A. PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS 24 Discovery in this action is likely to involve production of confidential, 25 proprietary, or private information for which special protection from public 26 disclosure and from use for any purpose other than prosecuting this litigation may 27 be warranted. Accordingly, the parties hereby stipulate to and petition the Court to 28 enter the following Stipulated Protective Order. The parties acknowledge that this B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES CASE NO. CV 16- [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 Order does not confer blanket protections on all disclosures or responses to 2 discovery and that the protection it affords from public disclosure and use extends 3 only to the limited information or items that are entitled to confidential treatment 4 under the applicable legal principles. The parties further acknowledge, as set forth 5 in Section 12.3, below, that this Stipulated Protective Order does not entitle them to 6 file confidential information under seal; Civil Local Rule 79-5 sets forth the 7 procedures that must be followed and the standards that will be applied when a 8 party seeks permission from the court to file material under seal. 9 10 B. GOOD CAUSE STATEMENT This action is likely to involve confidential and proprietary information of 11 defendant ABM ONSITE SERVICES – WEST, INC. (“ABM”) including 12 confidential financial and business information of ABM, and information pertaining 13 to various of ABM’s employees and customers, for which special protection from 14 public disclosure and from use for any purpose other than prosecution of this action 15 is warranted. Such confidential and proprietary materials and information consist 16 of, among other things, confidential business or financial information, information 17 regarding confidential business practices, commercial information (including 18 information implicating privacy rights of third parties), information otherwise 19 generally unavailable to the public, or which may be privileged or otherwise 20 protected from disclosure under state or federal statutes, court rules, case decisions, 21 or common law. Accordingly, to expedite the flow of information, to facilitate the 22 prompt resolution of disputes over confidentiality of discovery materials, to 23 adequately protect information the parties are entitled to keep confidential, to 24 ensure that the parties are permitted reasonable necessary uses of such material in 25 preparation for and in the conduct of trial, to address their handling at the end of the 26 litigation, and serve the ends of justice, a protective order for such information is 27 justified in this matter. It is the intent of the parties that information will not be 28 designated as confidential for tactical reasons and that nothing be so designated B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 2. 1 without a good faith belief that it has been maintained in a confidential, non-public 2 manner, and there is good cause why it should not be part of the public record of 3 this case. 4 2. DEFINITIONS 5 2.1 Action: This pending federal lawsuit. 6 2.2 Challenging Party: a Party or Non-Party that challenges the 7 designation of information or items under this Order. 8 2.3 “CONFIDENTIAL” Information or Items: information 9 (regardless of how it is generated, stored or maintained) or tangible things that 10 qualify for protection under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c), and as specified 11 above in the Good Cause Statement. 12 2.4 Counsel: Outside Counsel of Record and House Counsel (as 13 well as their support staff). 14 2.5 Designating Party: a Party or Non-Party that designates 15 information or items that it produces in disclosures or in responses to discovery as 16 “CONFIDENTIAL.” 17 2.6 Disclosure or Discovery Material: all items or information, 18 regardless of the medium or manner in which it is generated, stored, or maintained 19 (including, among other things, testimony, transcripts, and tangible things), that are 20 produced or generated in disclosures or responses to discovery in this matter, or 21 which are provided or produced voluntarily by any Designating Party. 22 2.7 Expert: a person with specialized knowledge or experience in a 23 matter pertinent to the litigation who has been retained by a Party or its counsel to 24 serve as an expert witness or as a consultant in this Action. 25 2.8 House Counsel: attorneys who are employees of a party to this 26 Action. House Counsel does not include Outside Counsel of Record or any other 27 outside counsel. 28 B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 3. 1 2.9 Non-Party: any natural person, partnership, corporation, 2 association, or other legal entity not named as a Party to this action. 3 2.10 Outside Counsel of Record: attorneys who are not employees of 4 a party to this Action but are retained to represent or advise a party to this Action 5 and have appeared in this Action on behalf of that party or are affiliated with a law 6 firm that has appeared on behalf of that party, including support staff. 7 2.11 Party: any party to this Action, including all of its officers, 8 directors, employees, consultants, retained experts, and Outside Counsel of Record 9 (and their support staffs). 10 2.12 Producing Party: a Party or Non-Party that produces Disclosure 11 or Discovery Material in this Action. 12 2.13 Professional Vendors: persons or entities that provide litigation 13 support services (e.g., photocopying, videotaping, translating, preparing exhibits or 14 demonstrations, and organizing, storing, or retrieving data in any form or medium) 15 and their employees and subcontractors. 16 2.14 Protected Material: any Disclosure or Discovery Material that is 17 designated as “CONFIDENTIAL.” 18 2.15 Receiving Party: a Party that receives Disclosure or Discovery 19 Material from a Producing Party. 20 3. 21 The protections conferred by this Stipulation and Order cover not only SCOPE 22 Protected Material (as defined above), but also: (a) any information copied or 23 extracted from Protected Material; (b) all copies, excerpts, summaries, or 24 compilations of Protected Material; and (c) any testimony, conversations, or 25 presentations by Parties or their Counsel that might reveal Protected Material. 26 Any use of Protected Material at trial shall be governed by the orders of the 27 trial judge. This Order does not govern the use of Protected Material at trial. 28 B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 4. 1 4. 2 Once a case proceeds to trial, all of the court-filed information to be DURATION 3 introduced that was previously designated as confidential or maintained pursuant to 4 this protective order becomes public and will be presumptively available to all 5 members of the public, including the press, unless compelling reasons supported by 6 specific factual findings to proceed otherwise are made to the trial judge in advance 7 of the trial. See, Kamakana v. City and County of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 11808 81 (9th Cir. 2006) (distinguishing “good cause” showing for sealing documents 9 produced in discovery from “compelling reasons” standard when merits-related 10 documents are part of court record). Accordingly, the terms of this protective order 11 do not extend beyond the commencement of the trial. 12 13 5. DESIGNATING PROTECTED MATERIAL 5.1 Exercise of Restraint and Care in Designating Material for 14 Protection. Each Party or Non-Party that designates information or items for 15 protection under this Order must take care to limit any such designation to specific 16 material that qualifies under the appropriate standards. The Designating Party must 17 designate for protection only those parts of material, documents, items, or oral or 18 written communications that qualify so that other portions of the material, 19 documents, items, or communications for which protection is not warranted are not 20 swept unjustifiably within the ambit of this Order. 21 Mass, indiscriminate, or routinized designations are prohibited. 22 Designations that are shown to be clearly unjustified or that have been made for an 23 improper purpose (e.g., to unnecessarily encumber the case development process or 24 to impose unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may expose the 25 Designating Party to sanctions. 26 If it comes to a Designating Party’s attention that information or items 27 that it designated for protection do not qualify for protection, that Designating Party 28 B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 5. 1 must promptly notify all other Parties that it is withdrawing the inapplicable 2 designation. 3 5.2 Manner and Timing of Designations. Except as otherwise 4 provided in this Order (see, e.g., second paragraph of section 5.2(a) below), or as 5 otherwise stipulated or ordered, Disclosure or Discovery Material that qualifies for 6 protection under this Order must be clearly so designated before the material is 7 disclosed or produced. 8 9 Designation in conformity with this Order requires: (a) for information in documentary form (e.g., paper or 10 electronic documents, but excluding transcripts of depositions or other pretrial or 11 trial proceedings), that the Producing Party affix, at a minimum, the legend 12 “CONFIDENTIAL” (hereinafter “CONFIDENTIAL legend”), to each page that 13 contains protected material. If only a portion or portions of the material on a page 14 qualifies for protection, the Producing Party also must clearly identify the protected 15 portion(s) (e.g., by making appropriate markings in the margins). 16 A Party or Non-Party that makes original documents available 17 for inspection need not designate them for protection until after the inspecting Party 18 has indicated which documents it would like copied and produced. During the 19 inspection and before the designation, all of the material made available for 20 inspection shall be deemed “CONFIDENTIAL.” After the inspecting Party has 21 identified the documents it wants copied and produced, the Producing Party must 22 determine which documents, or portions thereof, qualify for protection under this 23 Order. Then, before producing the specified documents, the Producing Party must 24 affix the “CONFIDENTIAL legend” to each page that contains Protected Material. 25 If only a portion or portions of the material on a page qualifies for protection, the 26 Producing Party also must clearly identify the protected portion(s) (e.g., by making 27 appropriate markings in the margins). 28 B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 6. 1 (b) for testimony given in depositions that the Designating 2 Party identify the Disclosure or Discovery Material on the record, before the close 3 of the deposition. 4 (c) for information produced in some form other than 5 documentary and for any other tangible items, that the Producing Party affix in a 6 prominent place on the exterior of the container or containers in which the 7 information is stored the legend “CONFIDENTIAL.” If only a portion or portions 8 of the information warrants protection, the Producing Party, to the extent 9 practicable, shall identify the protected portion(s). 10 5.3 Inadvertent Failures to Designate. If timely corrected, an 11 inadvertent failure to designate qualified information or items does not, standing 12 alone, waive the Designating Party’s right to secure protection under this Order for 13 such material. Upon timely correction of a designation, the Receiving Party must 14 make reasonable efforts to assure that the material is treated in accordance with the 15 provisions of this Order. 16 17 6. CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS 6.1 Timing of Challenges. Any Party or Non-Party may challenge a 18 designation of confidentiality at any time that is consistent with the Court’s 19 Scheduling Order. 20 6.2 Meet and Confer. The Challenging Party shall initiate the 21 dispute resolution process under Local Rule 37.1, et seq. Any discovery motion 22 must strictly comply with the procedures set forth in Local Rules 37-1, 37-2, and 23 37-3. 24 6.3 Burden. The burden of persuasion in any such challenge 25 proceeding shall be on the Designating Party. Frivolous challenges, and those 26 made for an improper purpose (e.g., to harass or impose unnecessary expenses and 27 burdens on other parties) may expose the Challenging Party to sanctions. Unless 28 the Designating Party has waived or withdrawn the confidentiality designation, all B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 7. 1 parties shall continue to afford the material in question the level of protection to 2 which it is entitled under the Producing Party’s designation until the Court rules on 3 the challenge. 4 7. 5 ACCESS TO AND USE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL 7.1 Basic Principles. A Receiving Party may use Protected Material 6 that is disclosed or produced by another Party or by a Non-Party in connection with 7 this Action only for prosecuting, defending, or attempting to settle this Action. 8 Such Protected Material may be disclosed only to the categories of persons and 9 under the conditions described in this Order. When the Action has been terminated, 10 a Receiving Party must comply with the provisions of section 13 below (FINAL 11 DISPOSITION). 12 Protected Material must be stored and maintained by a Receiving Party 13 at a location and in a secure manner that ensures that access is limited to the 14 persons authorized under this Order. 15 7.2 Disclosure of “CONFIDENTIAL” Information or Items. Unless 16 otherwise ordered by the Court or permitted in writing by the Designating Party, a 17 Receiving Party may disclose any information or item designated 18 “CONFIDENTIAL” only to: 19 (a) the Receiving Party’s Outside Counsel of Record in this 20 Action, as well as employees of said Outside Counsel of Record to whom it is 21 reasonably necessary to disclose the information for this Action; 22 (b) the officers, directors, and employees (including House 23 Counsel) of the Receiving Party to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this 24 Action; 25 (c) Experts (as defined in this Order) of the Receiving Party to 26 whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this Action and who have signed the 27 “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” (Exhibit A); 28 (d) the Court and its personnel; B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 8. 1 (e) court reporters and their staff; 2 (f) professional jury or trial consultants, mock jurors, and 3 Professional Vendors to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this Action 4 and who have signed the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” 5 (Exhibit 1); 6 (g) the author or recipient of a document containing the 7 information or a custodian or other person who otherwise possessed or knew the 8 information; 9 (h) during their depositions, witnesses, and attorneys for 10 witnesses, in the Action to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary provided: 11 (i) the deposing party requests that the witness sign the form attached as Exhibit 1 12 hereto; and (ii) they will not be permitted to keep any confidential information 13 unless they sign the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” (Exhibit 1), 14 unless otherwise agreed by the Designating Party or ordered by the Court. Pages of 15 transcribed deposition testimony or exhibits to depositions that reveal Protected 16 Material may be separately bound by the court reporter and may not be disclosed to 17 anyone except as permitted under this Stipulated Protective Order; and 18 (i) any mediator or settlement officer, and their supporting 19 personnel, mutually agreed upon by any of the parties engaged in settlement 20 discussions. 21 8. PROTECTED MATERIAL SUBPOENAED OR ORDERED 22 PRODUCED IN OTHER LITIGATION 23 If a Party is served with a subpoena or a court order issued in other litigation 24 that compels disclosure of any information or items designated in this Action as 25 “CONFIDENTIAL,” that Party must: 26 (a) promptly notify in writing the Designating Party. Such 27 notification shall include a copy of the subpoena or court order; 28 B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 9. 1 (b) promptly notify in writing the party who caused the subpoena or 2 order to issue in the other litigation that some or all of the material covered by the 3 subpoena or order is subject to this Protective Order. Such notification shall 4 include a copy of this Stipulated Protective Order; and 5 (c) cooperate with respect to all reasonable procedures sought to be 6 pursued by the Designating Party whose Protected Material may be affected. 7 If the Designating Party timely seeks a protective order, the Party served with 8 the subpoena or court order shall not produce any information designated in this 9 action as “CONFIDENTIAL” before a determination by the court from which the 10 subpoena or order issued, unless the Party has obtained the Designating Party’s 11 permission. The Designating Party shall bear the burden and expense of seeking 12 protection in that court of its confidential material and nothing in these provisions 13 should be construed as authorizing or encouraging a Receiving Party in this Action 14 to disobey a lawful directive from another court. 15 9. A NON-PARTY’S PROTECTED MATERIAL SOUGHT TO BE 16 PRODUCED IN THIS LITIGATION 17 (a) The terms of this Order are applicable to information produced by 18 a Non-Party in this Action and designated as “CONFIDENTIAL.” Such 19 information produced by Non-Parties in connection with this litigation is protected 20 by the remedies and relief provided by this Order. Nothing in these provisions 21 should be construed as prohibiting a Non-Party from seeking additional protections. 22 (b) In the event that a Party is required, by a valid discovery request, 23 to produce a Non-Party’s confidential information in its possession, and the Party is 24 subject to an agreement with the Non-Party not to produce the Non-Party’s 25 confidential information, then the Party shall: 26 (i) promptly notify in writing the Requesting Party and the 27 Non-Party that some or all of the information requested is subject to a 28 confidentiality agreement with a Non-Party; B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 10. 1 (ii) promptly provide the Non-Party with a copy of the 2 Stipulated Protective Order in this Action, the relevant discovery request(s), and a 3 reasonably specific description of the information requested; and 4 (iii) make the information requested available for inspection by 5 the Non-Party, if requested. 6 (c) If the Non-Party fails to seek a protective order from this Court 7 within fourteen (14) days of receiving the notice and accompanying information, 8 the Receiving Party may produce the Non-Party’s confidential information 9 responsive to the discovery request. If the Non-Party timely seeks a protective 10 order, the Receiving Party shall not produce any information in its possession or 11 control that is subject to the confidentiality agreement with the Non-Party before a 12 determination by the Court. Absent a court order to the contrary, the Non-Party 13 shall bear the burden and expense of seeking protection in this Court of its 14 Protected Material. 15 10. 16 If a Receiving Party learns that, by inadvertence or otherwise, it has disclosed UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL 17 Protected Material to any person or in any circumstance not authorized under this 18 Stipulated Protective Order, the Receiving Party must immediately: (a) notify in 19 writing the Designating Party of the unauthorized disclosures; (b) use its best 20 efforts to retrieve all unauthorized copies of the Protected Material; (c) inform the 21 person or persons to whom unauthorized disclosures were made of all the terms of 22 this Order, and (d) request such person or persons to execute the “Acknowledgment 23 and Agreement to Be Bound” that is attached hereto as Exhibit 1. 24 11. INADVERTENT PRODUCTION OF PRIVILEGED OR 25 OTHERWISE PROTECTED MATERIAL 26 (a) When a Producing Party gives notice to Receiving Parties that 27 certain inadvertently produced material is subject to a claim of privilege or other 28 B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 11. 1 protection, the obligations of the Receiving Parties are those set forth in Federal 2 Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(5)(B). 3 4 (b) Clawback Agreement Pursuant to Fed.R.Evid. 502(d). (i) No Waiver by Disclosure. This order is entered pursuant to 5 Rule 502(d) of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Subject to the provisions of this 6 Order, if a party (the “Disclosing Party”) discloses information in connection with 7 the pending litigation that the Disclosing Party thereafter claims to be privileged or 8 protected by the attorney-client privilege or work product protection (“Protected 9 Information”), the disclosure of that Protected Information will not constitute or be 10 deemed a waiver or forfeiture—in this or any other action—of any claim of 11 privilege or work product protection that the Disclosing Party would otherwise be 12 entitled to assert with respect to the Protected Information and its subject matter. 13 (ii) Notification Requirements; Best Efforts of Receiving Party. 14 A Disclosing Party must promptly notify the party receiving the Protected 15 Information (“the Receiving Party”), in writing, that it has disclosed that Protected 16 Information without intending a waiver by the disclosure. Upon such notification, 17 the Receiving Party must—unless it contests the claim of attorney-client privilege 18 or work product protection in accordance with paragraph (iii)—promptly (A) notify 19 the Disclosing Party that it will make best efforts to identify and return, sequester or 20 destroy (or in the case of electronically stored information, delete) the Protected 21 Information and any reasonably accessible copies it has and (B) provide a 22 certification that it will cease further review, dissemination, and use of the 23 Protected Information. Within five business days of receipt of the notification from 24 the Receiving Party, the Disclosing Party must explain as specifically as possible 25 why the Protected Information is privileged. [For purposes of this Order, Protected 26 Information that has been stored on a source of electronically stored information 27 that is not reasonably accessible, such as backup storage media, is sequestered. If 28 B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 12. 1 such data is retrieved, the Receiving Party must promptly take steps to delete or 2 sequester the restored protected information.] 3 (iii) Contesting Claim of Privilege or Work Product Protection. 4 If the Receiving Party contests the claim of attorney-client privilege or work 5 product protection, the Receiving Party must—within five business days of receipt 6 of the notice of disclosure—move the Court for an Order compelling disclosure of 7 the information claimed as unprotected (a “Disclosure Motion”). The Disclosure 8 Motion must be filed under seal and must not assert as a ground for compelling 9 disclosure the fact or circumstances of the disclosure. Pending resolution of the 10 Disclosure Motion, the Receiving Party must not use the challenged information in 11 any way or disclose it to any person other than those required by law to be served 12 with a copy of the sealed Disclosure Motion. 13 (iv) Stipulated Time Periods. The parties may stipulate to 14 extend the time periods set forth in paragraphs (ii) and (iii). 15 (v) Attorney’s Ethical Responsibilities. Nothing in this order 16 overrides any attorney’s ethical responsibilities to refrain from examining or 17 disclosing materials that the attorney knows or reasonably should know to be 18 privileged and to inform the Disclosing Party that such materials have been 19 produced. 20 (vi) Burden of Proving Privilege or Work-Product Protection. 21 The Disclosing Party retains the burden—upon challenge pursuant to paragraph 22 (iii)—of establishing the privileged or protected nature of the Protected 23 Information. 24 (vii) In camera Review. Nothing in this Order limits the right 25 of any party to petition the Court for an in camera review of the Protected 26 Information. 27 (viii) Voluntary and Subject Matter Waiver. This Order does 28 not preclude a party from voluntarily waiving the attorney-client privilege or work B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 13. 1 product protection. The provisions of Federal Rule 502(a) apply when the 2 Disclosing Party uses or indicates that it may use information produced under this 3 Order to support a claim or defense. 4 (ix) Rule 502(b)(2). The provisions of Federal Rule of 5 Evidence 502(b)(2) are inapplicable to the production of Protected Information 6 under this Order. 7 12. 8 MISCELLANEOUS 12.1 Right to Further Relief. Nothing in this Order abridges the right 9 of any person to seek its modification by the Court in the future. 10 12.2 Right to Assert Other Objections. By stipulating to the entry of 11 this Protective Order, no Party waives any right it otherwise would have to object to 12 disclosing or producing any information or item on any ground not addressed in 13 this Stipulated Protective Order. Similarly, no Party waives any right to object on 14 any ground to use in evidence of any of the material covered by this Protective 15 Order. 16 12.3 Filing Protected Material. A Party that seeks to file under seal 17 any Protected Material must comply with Civil Local Rule 79-5. Protected 18 Material may only be filed under seal pursuant to a court order authorizing the 19 sealing of the specific Protected Material at issue; good cause must be shown in the 20 request to file under seal. If a Party’s request to file Protected Material under seal is 21 denied by the Court, then the Receiving Party may file the information in the public 22 record unless otherwise instructed by the Court. 23 13. 24 After the final disposition of this Action, within sixty (60) days of a written FINAL DISPOSITION 25 request by the Designating Party, each Receiving Party must return all Protected 26 Material to the Producing Party or destroy such material. As used in this 27 subdivision, “all Protected Material” includes all copies, abstracts, compilations, 28 summaries, and any other format reproducing or capturing any of the Protected B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 14. 1 Material. Whether the Protected Material is returned or destroyed, the Receiving 2 Party must submit a written certification to the Producing Party (and, if not the 3 same person or entity, to the Designating Party) by the sixty (60) day deadline that 4 (a) identifies (by category, where appropriate) all the Protected Material that was 5 returned or destroyed and (b) affirms that the Receiving Party has not retained any 6 copies, abstracts, compilations, summaries or any other format reproducing or 7 capturing any of the Protected Material. Notwithstanding this provision, counsel 8 are entitled to retain an archival copy of all pleadings, motion papers, trial, 9 deposition, and hearing transcripts, legal memoranda, correspondence, deposition 10 and trial exhibits, expert reports, attorney work product, and consultant and expert 11 work product, even if such materials contain Protected Material. Any such archival 12 copies that contain or constitute Protected Material remain subject to this Protective 13 Order as set forth in Section 4 (DURATION). 14 14. Any violation of this Order may be punished by any and all 15 appropriate measures including, without limitation, contempt proceedings and/or 16 monetary sanctions. 17 18 DATED: October 18, 2017 19 ___________________________ Hon. Paul L. Abrams United States Magistrate Judge 20 21 22 23 Submitted by: BUCHALTER NEMER 24 A Professional Corporation 25 26 27 28 By___ /s/ ____ Lawrence B. Steinberg Attorneys for defendants ABM ONSITE SERVICES - WEST, INC., CAREY DOSS, HUBERT LAM, AMADO HERNANDEZ and JAMES ALTIERI B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 15. 1 EXHIBIT 1 2 ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND 3 I, ____________________________ [print or type full name], of 4 ________________________________________ [print or type full address], declare under penalty of perjury that I have read in its entirety and understand the 5 Stipulated Protective Order that was issued by the United States District Court for the Central District of California on October ___, 2017 in the case of Christian v. 6 ABM Onsite Services, et al., United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. CV 2:16-8493 MWF (PLAx). 7 I agree to comply with and to be bound by all the terms of this Stipulated 8 Protective Order and I understand and acknowledge that failure to so comply could expose me to sanctions and punishment in the nature of contempt. I solemnly 9 promise that I will not disclose in any manner any information or item that is subject to this Stipulated Protective Order to any person or entity except in strict 10 compliance with the provisions of this Order. 11 I further agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Central District of California for the purpose of enforcing the terms of this 12 Stipulated Protective Order, even if such enforcement proceedings occur after termination of this action. I hereby appoint ____________________________ 13 [print or type full name], of _______________________________ [print or type full address and telephone number] as my California agent for service of process in 14 connection with this action or any proceedings related to enforcement of this Stipulated Protective Order. 15 16 Date: ____________________________ _____________________________________ 17 City and State where sworn and signed: ____________________________ _________________________________ 18 Printed name: _______________________________ 19 20 Signature: __________________________________ 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 B UCHALTER A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION LOS ANGELES [PROPOSED] CONFIDENTIALITY PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. CV 16- 16.

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