Klauber Brothers Inc v. Topson Downs of California Inc et al

Filing 31

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick re Stipulation for Protective Order 30 . (sp)

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Casel p:17-cv-02278-AB-E .-___ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 FfLE~J ~~ ~^K. U.S. DISTRIr,T COURT Stephen M.Doniger(SBN 179314) stephen@donigerlawfirm.com Scott A. Burroughs(SBN 235718) scoff@donigerlawfirm.com Trevor W.Barrett(SBN 287174) tbarrett@donigerlawfirm.com DOlVIGER / BURROUGHS 603 Rose Avenue Venice, California 90291 Telephone:(310)590-1820 Attorneys for Plaintiff i J L ~~ -5 2018 " FNTRAL DISTRICT OF C r IF -_ 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 12 KLAUBER BROTHERS,INC., 13 Plaintiff, 14 Case No.: 2:17—cv-02278—AB—E Honorable Andre Birotte Jr. Referred to Honorable Charles F. Eick 15 u DISCOVERY MATTER 16 TOPSON DOWNS OF CALIFORNIA, 17 INC.; et al., STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 18 Defendants. 19 2 0 21 Having considered the parties' pleadings on file to date, and the parties' 22 jointly submitted Stipulated Protective Order to govern the handling of information 23 and materials produced in the course of discovery or filed with the Court in this 2 action, the Court determines as follows: 4 25 2 6 GOOD CAUSE STATEMENT It is the intent ofthe parties and the Court that information will not be 27 designated as confidential for tactical reasons in this case and that nothing shall be 28 designated without a good faith belief that there is good cause why it should not be 1 1455638.1 --~- .- ~, y~ , uy~ ,~ .,.~-_ Casel~:17-cv-02278-AB-E 1 part ofthe public record of this case. Examples of confidential information that the 2 parties may seek to protect from unrestricted or unprotected disclosure include: ( a) 3 Information that is the subject of anon-disclosure or confidentiality agreement or obligation; 4 ( b) 5 The names, or other information tending to reveal the identity of a party's supplier, designer, distributor, or customer; 6 ( c) 7 Agreements with third-parties, including license agreements, 8 distributor agreements, manufacturing agreements, design 9 agreements, development agreements, supply agreements, sales agreements, or service agreements; 10 11 ( d) Research and development information; 12 ( e) Proprietary engineering or technical information, including 13 product design, manufacturing techniques, processing 14 information, drawings, memoranda and reports; ( ~ 15 Information related to budgets, sales, profits, costs, margins, 16 licensing oftechnology or designs, product pricing, or other 17 internal financial/accounting information, including non-public 18 information related to financial condition or performance and 19 income or other non-public tax information; ( g) 2 0 Information related to internal operations including personnel information; 21 ( h) 2 2 Information related to past, current and future product development; 23 ( i) 2 4 Information related to past, current and future market analyses 25 and business and marketing development, including plans, 2 6 strategies, forecasts and competition; and ( j) 27 Trade secrets(as defined by the jurisdiction in which the information is located). 28 2 1455638.1 ':17-cv-02278-AB-E Unrestricted or unprotected disclosure of such confidential technical, 1 2 commercial or personal information would result in prejudice or harm to the 3 producing party by revealing the producing party's competitive confidential 4 information, which has been developed at the expense ofthe producing party and 5 which represents valuable tangible and intangible assets ofthat party. 6 Additionally, privacy interests must be safeguarded. Accordingly, the parties 7 respectfully submit that there is good cause for the entry of this Protective Order. The parties agree, subject to the Court's approval, that the following terms 8 9 and conditions shall apply to this civil action. 1. 10 Designated Material. 1 1 1.1 Information or material may be designated for confidential treatment 12 pursuant to this Protective Order by any party, person or entity producing or 13 lodging it in this action (the "Designating Party"), if: (a) produced or 14 served, formally or informally, pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil 15 Procedure or in response to any other formal or informal discovery request 16 in this action; and/or(b)filed or lodged with the Court. All such 17 information and material and all information or material derived from it 18 constitutes "Designated Material" under this Protective Order. 19 II 1.2 Unless and until otherwise ordered by the Court or agreed to in writing by 2 0 the parties, all Designated Materials designated under this Protective Order 21 shall be used by the parties and persons receiving such Designated Materials 2 2 solely for conducting the above-captioned litigation and any appellate 23 proceeding relating thereto. Designated Material shall not be used by any 2 4 party or person receiving them for any business or any other purpose. No 25 party or person shall disclose Designated Material to any other party or 2 6 person not entitled to receive such Designated Material under the specific 27 terms of this Protective Order. For purposes of this Protective Order, 28 disclose" or "disclosed" means to show, furnish, reveal or provide, " 3 1455638.1 CaselC':17-cv-02278-AB-E r-- 1 indirectly or directly, any portion ofthe Designated Material or its contents, 2 orally or in writing, including the original or any copy ofthe Designated 3 Material. 4 2 . Access to Designated Materials. 2 .1 5 Materials Designated "CONFIDENTIAL": Subject to the 6 limitations set forth in this Protective Order, Designated Material may be marked CONFIDENTIAL"for the purpose of preventing the disclosure of information or ~ ~~" materials that the designating party in good faith believes is confidential. Before designating any specific information or material "CONFIDENTIAL," the 10 Designating Party's counsel shall make a good faith determination that the 1 1 information warrants protection under Rule 26(c) ofthe Federal Rules of Civil 12 Procedure. 2.1.0 Materials designated "CONFIDENTIAL" may be disclosed 13 14 only to the following Designees: 2 .1.1 Persons who appear on the face of Designated Materials 15 16 marked "CONFIDENTIAL" as an author, addressee, or recipient thereof; 2 .1.2 Counsel retained as outside litigation attorneys of record in this 17 18 action, and their respective associates, clerks, legal assistants, stenographic, 19 videographic and support personnel, and other employees of such outside litigation 2 attorneys, and organizations retained by such attorneys to provide litigation support 0 21 services in this action and the employees of said organizations. "Counsel" 22 explicitly excludes any in-house counsel whether or not they are attorneys of 23 record in this action. 2 .1.3 Consultants, including non-party experts and consultants 4 2 25 retained or employed by Counsel to assist in the preparation ofthe case, to the 2 extent they are reasonably necessary to render professional services in this action, 6 27 and subject to the disclosure requirements of section 2.3. Each consultant must 28 sign a certification that he or she has read this Stipulated Protective Order, will 4 1455638.1 Casel x:17-cv-02278-AB-E - --_....,,,~ ~~-~ . --_ - 1 abide by its provisions, and will submit to the jurisdiction of this Court regarding 2 the enforcement of this Order's provisions. .1.4 The parties, including their officers, directors, employees, 2 3 4 ~ agents, and in-house counsel. 2 .1.5 The Court, its clerks and secretaries, and any court reporter 5 6 retained to record proceedings before the Court. 2 .2 7 Materials Designated "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — 8 ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY": Subject to the limitations in this Protective Order, 9 Designated Materials may be marked "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — 10 ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY"for the purpose of preventing the disclosure of 1 1 information or materials which, if disclosed to the receiving party, might cause 12 competitive harm to the Designating Party. Information and material that may be 13 subject to this protection includes, but is not limited to, technical and/or research 14 and development data, intellectual property, financial, marketing and other sales 15 data, and/or information having strategic commercial value pertaining to the 16 Designating Party's trade or business. Nothing in paragraph 2.1 shall limit the 17 information or material that can be designated "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — 18 ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" under this paragraph. Before designating any 19 specific information "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES 2 ONLY," the Designating Party's counsel shall make a good faith determination 0 21 that the information warrants such protection. 2 .2.0 Materials designated "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — 22 23 !, ~ ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" materials may be disclosed only to the following 24 Designees: 2.2.1 Persons who appear on the face of Designated Materials 25 2 marked "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" as an 6 27 author, addressee, or recipient thereof; 2 .2.2 Counsel for the parties to this action, as defined in section 28 5 1455638.1 Casel x:17-cv-02278-AB-E 1 ~ 2.1.2; 2.2.3 Consultants for the parties to this action, as defined in section 2 3 ~ 2.1.3; and 2.2.4 The Court, its clerks and secretaries, and any court reporter 4 5 ~ retained to record proceedings before the Court. 6 2.2.5 Court reporters retained to transcribe depositions. 7 2 .3 If any party wishes to disclose information or materials 8 designated under this Protective Order as "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL," CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY"to any Consultant, it must 9 " 10 f identify that individual to the Counsel for the Designating Party and submit a irst 1 1 Certification of Consultant pursuant to Section 3. CONFIDENTIAL — 12 ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY 2 .4 13 Leal Effect of Desi gnation. The designation of any 14 information or materials as "CONFIDENTIAL,""HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — 15 ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" is intended solely to facilitate the conduct of this 16 litigation. Neither such designation nor treatment in conformity with such 17 designation shall be construed in any way as an admission or agreement by any 18 party that the Designated Materials constitute or contain any trade secret or 19 confidential information. Except as provided in this Protective Order, no party to 2 this action shall be obligated to challenge the propriety of any designation, and a 0 21 failure to do so shall not preclude a subsequent attack on the propriety ofsuch 22 designation. 2.5 23 Nothing herein in any way restricts the ability ofthe receiving 2 party to use "CONFIDENTIAL,""HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS' 4 25 EYES ONLY" material produced to it in examining or cross-examining any 2 employee or consultant ofthe Designating Party. 6 2 .6 27 The parties agree that the Plaintiff may be provided the alleged 28 infringers' full identities and Plaintiff may be informed as to the Defendants' total 6 1455638.1 Casel~:17-cv-02278-AB-E . ~y~ ~ ~~ 1~ , ~~_ "'"' " --- 1 revenue and total gross profit on sales ofthe Accused Products for the purpose of 2 settlement ofthis lawsuit notwithstanding any party's designation of documents 3 showing such information as "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS' 4 EYES ONLY". This paragraph 2.6 does not act as a waiver ofthe "HIGHLY 5 ~ CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" designation on any document 0 so designated that may form the basis of knowledge of Defendants' total revenue 7 and total gross profit on sales ofthe Accused Products; this paragraph 2.6 acts to 8 permit Plaintiff to ascertain revenue and gross profit knowledge to facilitate 9 settlement of this lawsuit. 10 3. Certificates Concerning Designated Materials. Each Consultant as 1 1 defined in section 2.1.3, to whom any Designated Materials will be disclosed shall, 12 prior to disclosure of such material, execute the Acknowledgement of Stipulated 13 Protective Order in the form attached hereto as E~iibit A. Counsel who makes any 14 disclosure of Designated Materials shall retain each executed Acknowledgement of 15 Stipulated Protective Order and shall circulate copies to all Counsel for the 16 opposing party concurrently with the identification ofthe Consultant to the 17 attorneys for the Designating Party pursuant to Section 2.3. 18 4 . Use of Designated Materials bYDesi gnatin~artv. Nothing in this 19 Protective Order shall limit a Designating Party's use of its own information or 2 materials, or prevent a Designating Pariy from disclosing its own information or 0 21 materials to any person. Such disclosure shall not affect any designations made 2 pursuant to the terms of this Protective Order, so long as the disclosure is made in a 2 23 manner that is reasonably calculated to maintain the confidentiality ofthe 2 information. 4 25 5. Manner of Desi~natin~ Written Materials. 2 6 5.1 Documents, discovery responses and other written materials shall be 27 designated as"CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — 28 ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" whether in whole or in part, as follows. 7 1455638.1 :17-cv-02278-AB-E 1 5.2 The producing party shall designate materials by placing the legend 2 CONFIDENTIAL,""HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS' " 3 EYES ONLY" on each page so designated prior to production. If the 4 f or cover page of a multi-page document bears the legend irst 5 CONFIDENTIAL or""HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — " 6 ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY"the entire document shall be deemed 7 so designated, and the absence of marking each page shall not 8 constitute a waiver ofthe terms of this Order. If the label affixed to a 9 computer disk containing multiple files bears the legend 10 CONFIDENTIAL or""CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES " 11 ONLY"the entire disk shall be deemed so protected, and the absence 12 of marking of each file shall not constitute a waiver ofthe terms of 13 this Order. 14 5.3 A designation of"CONFIDEN'TIAL" or "HIGHLY 15 CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" as to any item, 16 thing or object that cannot otherwise be categorized as a document, 17 shall be made:(1) by placing the legend "CONFIDENTIAL" or 18 " HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" on the 19 thing, object or container within which it is stored; or(2)by 2 0 specifically identifying, in writing, the item and the level of 21 confidentiality designation, where such labeling is not feasible. 22 5.4 When a party wishes to designate as "CONFIDENTIAL" or 23 " HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" materials produced 2 by someone other than the Designating Party(a "Producing Party"), such 4 25 designation shall be made: 5.4.1 Within fifteen(15) business days from the date that the 2 6 27 Designating Party receives copies ofthe materials from the producing or disclosing 28 entity; and fCly.71~I:~il Casel p:17-cv-02278-AB-E 5.4.2 By notice to all parties to this action and to the Producing Party, 1 2 ifsuch party is not a party to this action, identifying the materials to be designated 3 with particularity (either by production numbers or by providing other adequate 4 identification ofthe specific material). Such notice shall be sent by facsimile and 5 ~ regular mail. 5.4.3. A party shall be permitted to designate as "CONFIDENTIAL" 6 7 ~ or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" material 8 ~ produced by a Producing Party only where: a The material being produced was provided to or developed by such . 9 10 Producing Party:(i) under a written confidentiality agreement with the Designating 1 1 Party; or (ii) within a relationship with the Designating Party (or a party operating 12 under the control thereof in which confidentiality is imposed by law (including, 13 but not limited, to the employment relationship and the vendor-customer 14 relationship); and b. The material being produced would be considered confidential 15 16 material ofthe Designating Party under Section 2.1 of this Agreement if it were in 17 the possession ofthe Designating Party. 18 5.5 Upon notice of designation, all persons receiving notice ofthe 19 requested designation of materials shall: 5.5.1 Make no further disclosure of such Designated Material or 2 0 21 ~ information contained therein, except as allowed in this Protective Order; 5.5.2 Take reasonable steps to notify any persons known to have 2 2 23 possession of or access to such Designated Materials of the effect of such 2 designation under this Protective Order; and 4 5.5.3 If"CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — 25 2 ~ ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" material or information contained therein is 6 27 disclosed to any person other than those entitled to disclosure in the manner 28 authorized by this Protective Order, the party responsible for the disclosure shall, 9 1455638.1 _ Case ~:17-cv-02278-AB-E ~ _. _.. , ~y..._ 1 immediately upon learning of such disclosure, inform the Designating Party in 2 writing of all pertinent facts relating to such disclosure, and shall make every effort 3 to prevent further disclosure by the unauthorized person(s). 4 6. Manner of Designating Deposition Testimony. 6.1 5 Deposition transcripts and portions thereof taken in this action 6 may be designated as "CONFIDENTIAL," or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL — 7 ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" during the deposition or after, in which case the 8 portion ofthe transcript containing Designated Material shall be identified in the 9 transcript by the Court Reporter as "CONFIDENTIAL," or "HIGHLY 10 CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY." The designated testimony 1 1 shall be bound in a separate volume and marked by the reporter accordingly. 6.2 12 Where testimony is designated during the deposition, the 13 Designating Party shall have the right to exclude, at those portions ofthe 14 deposition, all persons not authorized by the terms of this Protective Order to 15 receive such Designated Material. 6.3 16 Within thirty(30)days after a deposition transcript is certified 17 by the court reporter, any party may designate pages ofthe transcript and/or its 18 exhibits as Designated Material. During such thirty(30)day period, the transcript 19 in its entirety shall be treated as "CONFIDENTIAL"(except for those portions 2 identified earlier as "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES ONLY" 0 21 which shall be treated accordingly from the date of designation). If any party so 22 designates such material, the parties shall provide written notice of such 23 designation to all parties within the thirty(30) day period. Designated Material 4 2 within the deposition transcript or the e~ibits thereto may be identified in writing 25 by page and line, or by underlining and marking such portions 2 "CONFIDENTIAL,""HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES 6 27 ONLY" and providing such marked-up portions to all counsel. 28 7. Co ies. All complete or partial copies of a document that disclose 10 1455638.1 Case ~:17-cv-02278-AB-E 1 Designated Materials shall be subject to the terms of this Protective Order. 2 8. Court Procedures. 8.1 3 Disclosure of Designated Material to Court Officials. Subject 4 to the provisions of this section, Designated Material may be disclosed to the 5 Court, Court officials or employees involved in this action (including court 6 reporters, persons operating video recording equipment at depositions, and any 7 special master, referee, expert, technical advisor or Third-Party Consultant 8 appointed by the Court), and to the jury in this action, and any interpreters 9 interpreting on behalf of any party or deponent. 10 8.2 Filing Designated Materials with the Court. Nothing in this Order 1 1 shall vary the requirements for filing under Seal imposed by the Federal Rules of 12 Civil Procedure or the Local Rules of this Court. If a party wishes to file with the 13 Court any document, transcript or thing containing information which has been 14 designated "CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS' 15 EYES ONLY,"the Party shall designate the material as set forth herein and file it 16 with the Court in an application for filing under seal under the Local Rules of this 17 Court, with the material bearing the legend: 18 "[CONFIDENTIAL or HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS' 19 EYES ONLY]" 2 0 The Application for Filing under Seal must show good cause for the under 21 seal filing. Filing the document under seal shall not bar any party from unrestricted 22 use or dissemination ofthose portions ofthe document that do not contain material 23 designated "CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS' 4 2 EYES ONLY." If a filing party fails to designate information as 25 "CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL —ATTORNEYS'EYES 2 ONLY," any party who in good faith believes that designation and filing under seal 6 27 is required by this Protective Order may move the Court to file said information 28 under seal within five(5) days of learning ofthe defective filing. Notice ofsuch 11 1455638.1 Case ~:17-cv-02278-AE " - -- - --y.- i~ ~. ~-- 1 designation shall be given to all parties. Nothing in this provision relieves a party 2 of liability for damages caused by failure to properly file Designated Material 3 under seal. 8.3 4 Retrieval of Designated Materials. The party responsible for 5 lodging or filing the Designated Materials shall be responsible for retrieving such 6 Designated Materials from the Court following the final termination ofthe action 7 (including after any appeals). 8 9 CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS 9 9.1 Timing of Challenges. Any Party or Non-Party may challenge a 10 designation of confidentiality at any time (the "Challenging Party"). Unless a 1 1 prompt challenge to a Designating Party's confidentiality designation is necessary 12 to avoid foreseeable, substantial unfairness, unnecessary economic burdens, or a 13 significant disruption or delay ofthe litigation, a Party does not waive its right to 14 challenge a confidentiality designation by electing not to mount a challenge 15 promptly after the original designation is disclosed. 16 9.2 Meet and Confer. The Challenging Party shall initiate the dispute 17 resolution process by providing written notice of each designation it is challenging 18 and describing the basis for each challenge. To avoid ambiguity as to whether a 19 challenge has been made, the written notice must recite that the challenge to 2 confidentiality is being made in accordance with this specific paragraph ofthe 0 21 Protective Order. The parties shall attempt to resolve each challenge in good faith 2 and must begin the process by conferring directly (in voice to voice dialogue; other 2 23 forms of communication are not sufficient) within 14 days ofthe date of service of 4 2 notice. In conferring, the Challenging Pariy must explain the basis for its belief 25 that the confidentiality designation was not proper and must give the Designating 2 Party an opportunity to review the designated material, to reconsider the 6 27 circumstances, and, if no change in designation is offered, to explain the basis for 28 the chosen designation. A Challenging Party may proceed to the next stage ofthe 12 1455638.1 Case g:17-cv-02278-AB-E ~ 1 challenge process only if it has engaged in this meet and confer process first or 2 establishes that the Designating Pariy is unwilling to participate in the meet and 3 confer process in a timely manner. 4 9.3 Judicial Intervention. If the Parties cannot resolve a challenge without 5 court intervention, the Challenging Party shall file and serve a motion to challenge 6 confidentiality under Civil Local Rule 7(and in compliance with Civil Local Rule 7 79-5.1, if applicable) within 21 days of the initial notice of challenge or within 14 8 days ofthe parties agreeing that the meet and confer process will not resolve their 9 dispute, whichever is earlier. Each such motion must be accompanied by a 10 competent declaration affirming that the movant has complied with the meet and 1 1 confer requirements imposed in the preceding paragraph. Failure by the 12 Challenging Party to make such a motion including the required declaration within 13 21 days (or 14 days, if applicable) shall automatically waive the ability to 14 challenge the confidentiality designation for each challenged designation. In 15 addition, the Designating Party may file a motion for a protective order preserving 16 the confidential designation at any time if there is good cause for doing so. Any 17 motion brought pursuant to this provision must be accompanied by a competent 18 declaration affirming that the movant has complied with the meet and confer 19 requirements imposed by the preceding paragraph. 2 0 The burden of persuasion in any such challenge proceeding shall be on the 21 Challenging Party. Frivolous challenges and those made for an improper purpose 22 (e.g., to harass or impose unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may 23 expose the Challenging Party to sanctions. Until such time as a determination has 2 been made on any such motion by the Court, all parties shall continue to afford the 4 25 material in question the level of protection to which it is entitled under the 2 Producing Party's designation until the court rules on the challenge. 6 27 10. Client Communication. Nothing in this Protective Order shall prevent 28 or otherwise restrict counsel from rendering advice to their clients and, in the 13 1455638.1 Case g:17-cv-02278-AB-_ 1 course of rendering such advice, relying upon the examination of Designated 2 Material. In rendering such advice and otherwise communicating with the client, 3 however, counsel shall not disclose any Designated Material, except as otherwise 4 permitted by this Protective Order. 11. 5 No Prejudice. 11.1 This Protective Order shall not diminish any existing obligation 6 7 or right with respect to Designated Material, nor shall it prevent a disclosure to 8 which the Designating Party consented in writing before the disclosure takes place. 11.2 Unless the parties stipulate otherwise, evidence ofthe existence 9 10 or nonexistence of a designation under this Protective Order shall not be 1 1 admissible for any purpose during any proceeding on the merits of this action. 11.3 If any party required to produce documents contends that it 12 13 inadvertently produced any Designated Material without marking it with the 14 appropriate legend, or inadvertently produced any Designated Material with an 15 incorrect legend, the producing party may give written notice to the receiving party 16 or parties, including appropriately stamped substitute copies of the Designated 17 Material. If the parties collectively agree to replacement ofthe Designated 18 Material, then the documents will be so designated. Within five(5) business days 19 of receipt ofthe substitute copies, the receiving party shall return the previously 2 unmarked or mismarked items and all copies thereof. If the parties do not 0 21 collectively agree to replacement ofthe Designated Material, the producing party 2 shall comply with the procedure of Local Rule 37 in seeking protection for the 2 23 inadvertently produced material. 11.4 Neither the provisions of this Protective Order, nor the filing of 2 4 25 any material under seal, shall prevent the use in open court, in deposition, at any 2 hearing, or at trial of this case of any material that is subject to this Protective 6 27 Order or filed under seal pursuant to its provisions. At deposition, the party using 28 Designated Material must request that the portion ofthe proceeding where use is 14 1455638.1 ~S Case g:17-cv-02278-AB-E 1 made be conducted so as to exclude persons not qualified to receive such 2 Designated Material. At trial, the party using Designated Material must request 3 that the portion ofthe proceeding where use is made be conducted so as to exclude 4 persons not qualified to receive such Designated Material. All confidentiality 5 designations or legends placed pursuant to this Stipulated Protective Order shall be 6 removed from any document or thing used as a trial e~ibit in this case. The 7 removal of such confidentiality designations or legends under the preceding 8 sentence shall not affect the treatment of such documents and things as Designated 9 Material under this Stipulated Protective Order. Upon request of a party, the 10 parties shall meet and confer concerning the use and protection of Designated 11 Material in open court at any hearing. Prior to the pretrial conference, the parties 12 shall meet and confer concerning appropriate methods for dealing with Designated 13 Material at trial. 11.5 Any inadvertent production of documents containing privileged 14 15 information shall not be deemed to be a waiver of the attorney-client privilege, 16 work product doctrine, or any other applicable privilege or doctrines. All parties 17 specifically reserve the right to demand the return of any privileged documents that 18 it may produce inadvertently during discovery if the producing party determines 19 that such documents contain privileged information. After receiving notice of such 2 inadvertent production by the producing party, the receiving party agrees to make 0 21 reasonable and good faith efforts to locate and return to the producing party all 22 such inadvertently produced documents. 23 12. Modification and Survival. 12.1 Modification. The parties reserve the right to seek modification 2 4 25 of this Protective Order at any time for good cause. The parties agree to meet and 2 confer prior to seeking to modify this Protective Order for any reason. The 6 27 restrictions imposed by this Protective Order may only be modified or terminated 28 by written stipulation of all parties or by order of this Court. Parties entering into 15 1455638.1 Case 8:17-cv-02278-AB-E '_- -~'"~' ^'"''r'~" 1 this Protective Order will not be deemed to have waived any of their rights to seek 2 later amendment to this Protective Order. 12.2 Survival and Return of Designated Material. This Protective 3 4 Order shall survive termination ofthis action prior to trial of this action. Upon 5 final termination ofthe action prior to trial of this action, and at the written request 6 ofthe Designating Party, all Designated Material, including deposition testimony, 7 and all copies thereof, shall be returned to counsel for the Designating Party (at the 8 expense ofthe Designating Pariy) or (at the option and expense ofthe requesting 9 party) shall be destroyed. Upon request for the return or destruction of Designated 10 Materials, counsel shall certify their compliance with this provision and shall serve 1 1 such certification to counsel for the Designating Party not more than ninety(90) 12 days after the written request to return or destroy Designated Materials. Counsel 13 who have submitted one or more Certificates) prepared pursuant to Section 3 do 14 not need to retain such Certificates) past the ninety(90)day period. 15 13. . No Contract This Protective Order shall not be construed to create a 16 contract between the parties or between the parties and their respective counsel. 14. 17 Court's Retention of Jurisdiction. The Court retains jurisdiction after 18 final termination of the action prior to trial, to enforce this Stipulation. 15. 19 Exception for Public Information. Nothing in this Stipulation shall be 2 deemed in any way to restrict the use of documents or information which are 0 21 lawfully obtained or publicly available to a party independently of discovery in this 22 action, whether or not the same material has been obtained during the course of 23 discovery in the action and whether or not such documents or information have 2 been designated hereunder. However, in the event of a dispute regarding such 4 25 independent acquisition, a party wishing to use any independently acquired 2 documents or information shall bear the burden of proving independent 6 27 acquisition. 28 16 1455638.1 Case ~:17-cv-02278-AB-E 1 2 3 /// 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 6 7 g Dated: / Honora le Charles F. Eick United States Magistrate Judge 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2 0 21 2 2 23 2 4 25 2 6 27 28 17 I I 1455638.1 Case x:17-cv-02278-AB-E __J . - _ Exhibit A 1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 6 Case No.: 2:17—cv-02278—AB—E Honorable Andre Birotte Jr. Referred to Honorable Charles F. Eick ~ KLAUBER BROTHERS,INC., 7 ~ Plaintiff, 8 DISCOVERY MATTER u 9 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER OF CALIFORNIA, 10 TOPSON DOWNS INC.; et al., 11 Defendants. 12 13 14 15 The undersigned hereby acknowledges that he/she has read the 16 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER entered in the above captioned litigation, 17 and that he/she fully understands and agrees to abide by the obligations and 18 conditions thereof. 19 2 I Dated: 0 ignature 21 22 ( Print Name) 23 2 4 25 2 6 27 28 .~ 1455638.1

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