Shanghai Lan Cai Asset Management Co, Ltd. v. Jia Yueting

Filing 86

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Michael R. Wilner. re Stipulation for Protective Order 85 (vm)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Bethany Stevens (SBN 245672) Amanda Walker (SBN 252380) WALKER STEVENS CANNOM LLP 500 Molino Street, Suite 118 Los Angeles, California 90013 Telephone: (213) 712-9145 Fax: (213) 403-4906 Michael Ng (SBN 237915) Daniel Zaheer (SBN 237118) KOBRE & KIM LLP 150 California Street, 19th Floor San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 582-4800 10 (Additional Counsel on next page) 11 Attorneys for Petitioner Shanghai Lan Cai Asset Management Co, Ltd. 12 13 14 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 15 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 16 WESTERN DIVISION 17 18 SHANGHAI LAN CAI ASSET MANAGEMENT CO. LTD., 19 Petitioner, 20 21 22 23 24 v. Case No.: 2:18-cv-10255-SJO-MRWx STIPULATED CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER Hon. Michael R. Wilner JIA YUETING, Respondent. 25 26 27 28 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Christopher Cogburn (admitted pro hac vice) KOBRE & KIM LLP 800 Third Avenue New York, New York 10022 Telephone: (212) 488 1200 John Han (admitted pro hac vice) KOBRE & KIM 3 Garden Road ICBC Tower, Unit 601 Central, Hong Kong SAR Telephone: +852 2127 3291 Attorneys for Petitioner Shanghai Lan Cai Asset Management Co, Ltd. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 I.OVERVIEW 2 A. Good Cause Statement 3 Discovery produced in this action may involve valuable commercial, financial, 4 technical and/or proprietary information for which protection from public disclosure 5 and from use for any purpose other than Enforcement Proceedings (as defined 6 below) is warranted. Accordingly, to expedite the flow of information, to facilitate 7 the prompt resolution of disputes over confidentiality of discovery materials, to 8 adequately protect confidential information, to address the handling of such material 9 at the end of the Enforcement Proceedings, and to serve the ends of justice, a 10 Confidentiality Order for such information is justified in this matter. Information 11 will not be designated as confidential for reasons other than the purposes stated 12 above, and that nothing be so designated without a good faith belief that it has been 13 maintained in a confidential, non-public manner, and there is good cause why it 14 should not be part of the public record of this case. 15 II.DEFINITIONS 16 1. Final Award: The arbitration award dated January 22, 2018, in favor 17 of Shanghai Lan Cai Asset Management Co. Ltd. against Jia Yueting, LeTV Sports 18 Culture Develop (Beijing) Co., Ltd., and TV Plus Holdings (Beijing) Limited. 19 2. Enforcement Proceedings: The above-captioned litigation—Shanghai 20 Lan Cai Asset Management Co. Ltd. v. Jia Yueting, Case No. 2:18-cv-10255-SJO- 21 MRW (C.D. Cal.)—and any investigations or proceedings in that litigation related 22 to the enforcement of the Final Award. 23 24 25 26 27 28 3. Party: The parties to this action and Taoyun Capital Co., Ltd., including their Counsel, consultants and retained experts. 4. Non-Party: Any natural person, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity not named as a Party to this action. 5. Confidential Information or Items: Material produced in this action that are designed as “Confidential” pursuant to the procedures under this Confidentiality 1 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 2 Order. 6. Counsel: Attorneys who are employed by or have been retained to 3 represent or advise a Party or Non-Party in Enforcement Proceedings, as well as their 4 support staff, consultants, and experts. 5 7. Disclosure or Discovery Material: All items or information, regardless 6 of the medium or manner in which it is generated, stored or maintained (including, 7 among other things, testimony, transcripts, and tangible things), that are produced or 8 generated in disclosures or responses to discovery by a Party or Non-Party. 9 10 11 12 13 8. Receiving Party: A Party or Non-Party that receives Disclosure or Discovery Material from a Producing Party in this action. 9. Producing Party: A Party or Non-Party that produces Disclosure or Discovery Material in this action. 10. Designating Party: A Party or Non-Party that designates information 14 or items produced by any Party or Non-Party in disclosures or in responses to 15 discovery or otherwise as Confidential Information or Items. 16 11. Professional Vendors: Persons or entities that provide litigation 17 support services (including but not limited to photocopying, videotaping, 18 transcribing, translating, preparing exhibits or demonstrations, and organizing, 19 storing, or retrieving data in any form or medium) and their employees and 20 subcontractors. 21 12. Protected Material: Any Disclosure or Discovery Material that is 22 designated as Confidential Information or Items under the terms of this 23 Confidentiality Order. 24 III.SCOPE 25 The protections conferred by this Confidentiality Order cover not only 26 Protected Material (as defined above), but also (1) any information copied or 27 extracted from Protected Material; (2) all copies, excerpts, summaries, or 28 compilations of Protected Material; and (3) any testimony, conversations, or 2 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 presentations that reveal Protected Material. 2 IV.DESIGNATING PROTECTED MATERIAL 3 Except as otherwise provided in this Confidentiality Order, or as otherwise 4 stipulated or ordered, Disclosure or Discovery Material that qualifies for protection 5 under this Confidentiality Order must be clearly so designated before the material is 6 disclosed or produced. 7 If timely corrected, an inadvertent failure to designate qualified information 8 or items does not, standing alone, waive the Producing Party’s right to secure 9 protection under this Confidentiality Order for such material. Upon timely 10 correction of a designation, the Receiving Party must make reasonable efforts to 11 assure that the material is treated in accordance with the provisions of this 12 Confidentiality Stipulation. 13 The Designating Party may designate Protected Material only after review of 14 the document by an attorney who has in good faith determined that the document 15 contains Confidential Information or Items. The Designating Party must take care to 16 limit any such designation to the specific material that qualifies under the appropriate 17 standards and must take care to designate for protection only those parts of material, 18 documents, items, or oral or written communications that qualify so that other 19 portions of the material, documents, items or communications for which protection 20 is not warranted are not swept unjustifiably within the ambit of this Confidentiality 21 Order. If it comes to the Designating Party’s attention that information or items that 22 it designated for protection do not qualify for protection, the Designating Party must 23 promptly notify the Receiving Party that it is withdrawing the mistaken designation. 24 25 26 27 28 Designation in conformity with this Confidentiality Order requires: 1. For information in documentary form (e.g., paper or electronic documents, but excluding transcripts of depositions or other proceedings), that the Designating Party affix the legend “CONFIDENTIAL” to each page that contains 3 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 protected material. If only a portion of the material on a page qualifies for protection, 2 the Designating Party also must clearly identify the protected portion(s) (e.g., by 3 making appropriate markings in the margins). 4 2. For testimony given in depositions, that the Designating Party 5 identifies the Disclosure or Discovery Material on the record, before the close of the 6 deposition. Portions of deposition shall be deemed Protected Material only if they 7 are designated as confidential within ten (10) business days after receipt of the 8 transcript, or by subsequent agreement between the Designating Party and the 9 Receiving Party or order from the Court. Any testimony which describes a 10 document which has been designated as Protected Material as described above, shall 11 also be deemed to be designated as Protected Material. Deposition testimony shall 12 be treated as confidential following the deposition and until the expiration of the ten 13 (10) business day period during which the Producing Party may designate deposition 14 testimony as containing Protected Material. 15 3. For information produced in some form other than documentary 16 and for any other tangible items, that the Designating Party affix in a prominent 17 place on the exterior of the container or containers in which the information is stored 18 the legend “CONFIDENTIAL.” If only a portion or portions of the information 19 warrants protection, the Designating Party, to the extent practicable, shall identify 20 the protected portion(s). 21 4. For information produced by a Non-Party, that the Party seeking 22 information from any Non-Party shall provide this Confidentiality Order to the Non- 23 Party before any production, and that the Non-Party making any production 24 designate, at the time of production, any information as Protected Material in 25 accordance with the preceding paragraphs IV.1, IV.2, and IV.3. All information 26 produced by a Non-Party in this action shall be provisionally treated as confidential 27 for thirty (30) calendar days from the date the production is received by all Parties 28 during which any Party may designate information as Protected Material in 4 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 2 accordance with the preceding paragraphs IV.1, IV.2, and IV.3. V.CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS 3 The Receiving Party may challenge a designation of confidentiality at any 4 time that is consistent with this Confidentiality Stipulation. The Receiving Party 5 must challenge a designation as confidential in writing and in good faith and must 6 begin the process by conferring directly the Designating Party or the Designating 7 Party’s counsel as applicable. In conferring, the Receiving Party must explain the 8 basis for its belief that the confidentiality designation was not proper and must give 9 the Designating Party an opportunity to review the designated material, to reconsider 10 the designation, and, if no change in designation is offered, to explain the basis for 11 the designation. The Designating Party must respond to the challenge within ten 12 (10) business days of receiving written notice described above. If the dispute cannot 13 be resolved within the ten (10) business days of the written notice described above, 14 the Receiving Party shall initiate the dispute resolution process under Local Rule 37- 15 1 et seq. 16 The burden of persuasion in any such challenge proceeding shall be on the 17 Designating Party. Frivolous challenges, and those made for an improper purpose 18 (e.g., to harass or impose unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may 19 expose the Receiving Party to sanctions. Unless the Designating Party has waived 20 or withdrawn the confidentiality designation, the Receiving Party shall continue to 21 afford the material in question the level of protection to which it is entitled under the 22 Designating Party’s designation until the Court rules on the challenge. 23 VI.ACCESS TO AND USE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL 24 A. Basic Principles 25 The Receiving Party may use Protected Material that is disclosed or produced 26 by the Producing Party only for prosecuting, defending or attempting to settle 27 Enforcement Proceedings. 28 categories of persons and under the conditions described in this Confidentiality Protected Material may be disclosed only to the 5 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 Order. When the Enforcement Proceedings have been terminated, the Receiving 2 Party must comply with the provisions of Section X below. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Before any Protected Material is filed with the Court for any purpose, the party seeking to file such material must seek permission of the Court to file the material under seal. Nothing in this Protective Order shall be construed as automatically permitting a party to file under seal. The Party seeking leave of the Court shall attempt to show “compelling reasons” or “good cause,” as may be applicable, for filing under seal. See Ctr. For Auto Safety v. Chrysler Grp., LLC, 809 F.3d 1092, 1101 (9th Cir. 2016). Such party seeking to file under seal shall follow all applicable rules, including Civil Local Rules 79-5, 79-5.2, 79-5.2.2, and 79-5.3 of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. If a sealing application is made but denied, the party seeking to file such material may file the Protected Materials not under seal. 15 Nothing in this Confidentiality Stipulation shall prevent or restrict a 16 Producing Party’s own disclosure or use of its own Protected Material for any 17 purpose, and nothing in this Protective Order shall preclude any Producing Party 18 from showing its own Protected Material to an individual who prepared the Protected 19 Material. 20 Nothing in this Confidentiality Order shall restrict in any way the use or 21 disclosure of Discovery Material by the Receiving Party that is: (i) in the public 22 domain at the time of disclosure or becomes part of the public domain after its 23 disclosure to the Receiving Party as a result of publication not involving a violation 24 of this Confidentiality Order, including becoming part of the public record through 25 trial or otherwise; (ii) known to the Receiving Party prior to the disclosure or 26 obtained by the Receiving Party after the disclosure from a source who obtained the 27 information lawfully and under no obligation of confidentiality to the Producing 28 Party; (iii) previously produced, disclosed and/or provided by the Producing Party 6 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 to the Receiving Party or a Non-Party without an obligation of confidentiality and 2 not by inadvertence or mistake; (iv) with the consent of the Producing Party; or (v) 3 pursuant to order of a court of law. 4 Protected Material must be stored and maintained by the Receiving Party at a 5 location and in a secure manner that ensures that access is limited to the persons 6 authorized under this Confidentiality Order. 7 B. Disclosure of Confidential Information or Items 8 Unless otherwise ordered by a court of law or permitted in writing by the 9 Designating Party, the Receiving Party may disclose Protected Material only to: 10 1. The Receiving Party’s or another Party’s Counsel, as well as employees, 11 consultants, or experts of said Counsel to whom it is reasonably necessary to disclose 12 the information for Enforcement Proceedings; 13 2. the officers, directors, and employees of the Receiving Party or of 14 another Party, to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for Enforcement 15 Proceedings; 16 3. the Court and its personnel; 17 4. court reporters and their staff; 18 5. Professional Vendors to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for 19 Enforcement Proceedings, provided such persons have completed the certification 20 contained in Attachment A, Acknowledgment and Agreement to be Bound; 21 22 6. the author or recipient of a document containing the information or a custodian or other person who otherwise possessed or knew the information; 23 7. during their depositions, examinations or at trial, witnesses, and 24 attorneys for witnesses, in Enforcement Proceedings to whom disclosure is 25 reasonably necessary, provided such persons have completed the certification 26 contained in Attachment A, Acknowledgment and Agreement to be Bound; and 27 8. any mediator or other settlement officer, and their supporting personnel, 28 provided such persons have completed the certification contained in Attachment A, 7 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 Acknowledgment and Agreement to be Bound. 2 The above parties shall be subject to the terms of this Confidentiality Order and be 3 bound by its terms and be subject to the jurisdiction of the Court to enforce its terms. 4 VII. PROTECTED MATERIAL SUBPOENAED OR ORDERED 5 PRODUCED IN OTHER LITIGATION 6 If the Receiving Party is served with a subpoena or a court order issued in 7 other litigation that compels disclosure of any information or items designated as 8 confidential, the Receiving Party must: 9 1. promptly notify in writing the Designating Party and provide the 10 Designating Party with a copy of the subpoena or court order unless ordered not to 11 do so by a court of law; and 12 2. promptly notify in writing the party who caused the subpoena or order 13 to issue in the other litigation that some or all of the material covered by the subpoena 14 or order is subject to this Confidentiality Order and provide said party with a copy 15 of this Confidentiality Order. 16 If the Designating Party timely seeks a protective order, the Receiving Party 17 shall not produce any information designated in this action as a Confidential 18 Information or Item before a determination by the court from which the subpoena or 19 order issued, unless the Receiving Party has obtained the Designating Party’s 20 permission. The Designating Party shall bear the burden and expense of seeking 21 protection in that court of its confidential material and nothing in these provisions 22 should be construed as authorizing or encouraging the Receiving Party to disobey a 23 lawful directive from a court. 24 VIII. UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL 25 If the Receiving Party learns that, by inadvertence or otherwise, it has 26 disclosed Protected Material to any person or in any circumstance not authorized 27 under this Confidentiality Order, the Receiving Party must immediately (1) notify in 28 writing the Designating Party of the unauthorized disclosures, (2) use its best efforts 8 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 to retrieve all unauthorized copies of the Protected Material, (3) inform the person 2 or persons to whom unauthorized disclosures were made of all the terms of this 3 Confidentiality Order, and (4) request such person or persons affirm in writing their 4 acknowledgement of this Confidentiality Order and agreement to be bound by its 5 terms. 6 IX. MISCELLANEOUS 7 A. Right to Further Relief 8 Nothing in this Confidentiality Order abridges the right of any person to seek 9 its modification by the Court in the future. Nothing in this Confidentiality Order 10 shall be construed to limit the Court’s power to make orders concerning disclosure 11 of documents produced in discovery or at trial. 12 B. Right to Assert Other Objections 13 By entering into this Confidentiality Order, the Producing Party does not 14 waive any rights it otherwise would have to object to disclosing or producing any 15 information or item on any ground not addressed in this Confidentiality Stipulation. 16 Similarly, the Producing Party does not waive any right to object on any ground to 17 use in evidence of any of the material covered by this Confidentiality Order. 18 X. FINAL DISPOSITION 19 After the final disposition of the Enforcement Proceedings, within 60 days of 20 a written request by the Designating Party, the Receiving Party must return all 21 Protected Material to the Designating Party or destroy such material. As used in this 22 subdivision, “all Protected Material” includes all copies, abstracts, compilations, 23 summaries, and any other format reproducing or capturing any of the Protected 24 Material. Whether the Protected Material is returned or destroyed, the Receiving 25 Party must submit a written certification to the Designating Party by the 60-day 26 deadline that (1) identifies (by category, where appropriate) all the Protected 27 Material that was returned or destroyed and (2) affirms that the Receiving Party has 28 not retained any copies, abstracts, compilations, summaries or any other format 9 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 reproducing or capturing any of the Protected Material. 2 Notwithstanding this provision, Counsel are entitled to retain an archival copy 3 of all pleadings, motion papers, transcripts of depositions, hearings, and other 4 proceedings, legal memoranda, correspondence, deposition and trial exhibits, and 5 attorney work product, even if such materials contain Protected Material. 6 XI. VIOLATION 7 Any violation of this Confidentiality Order may be punished by appropriate 8 measures, including but not limited to contempt proceedings and/or monetary 9 sanctions. The Receiving Party shall not be in violation of this Confidentiality Order 10 due to the actions of another party or court beyond the Receiving Party’s control, so 11 long as the Receiving Party has taken such measures as are necessary and appropriate 12 to prevent the public disclosure of Protected Material. 13 XII. EFFECTIVE WITHOUT COURT ORDER 14 Signatories to this Confidentiality Order agree to be bound by this 15 Confidentiality Order before entry of an order by the Court. 16 XIII. PERSONS BOUND 17 This Confidentiality Order shall take effect when entered and shall be binding 18 upon all counsel of record and their law firms, and persons made subject to the 19 Confidentiality Order by its terms. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 10 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 IT IS SO STIPULATED. 2 Date: October 2, 2019 3 4 5 /s/ Christopher Cogburn (with consent) John Han Christopher Cogburn Attorneys for Shanghai Lan Cai Asset Management Co. Ltd. 6 7 Date: October 2, 2019 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 /s/ William Pao (with consent) William K. Pao Carlos Lazatin Attorneys for Jia Yueting FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN, IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: October 7, 2019 _________________________________ HON. MICHAEL R. WILNER United States Magistrate Judge 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 11 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER ATTACHMENT A 1 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA WESTERN DIVISION 3 4 5 6 SHANGHAI LAN CAI ASSET MANAGEMENT CO. LTD., Case No.: 2:18-cv-10255-SJO-MRW Petitioner, 7 8 9 10 v. JIA YUETING, Respondent. 11 12 13 14 15 16 ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND The undersigned hereby acknowledges that he/she read the Confidentiality Order dated [ ] in the above-captioned action and attached hereto, 17 understands the terms thereof, and agrees to be bound by its terms. The undersigned 18 submits to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Central District 19 20 of California Western Division in matters relating to the Confidentiality Order and 21 understands that the terms of the Confidentiality Order allow him/her to use 22 materials designated as Confidential Information or Items only in accordance with 23 24 the Confidentiality Order. 25 26 27 28 12 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER 1 2 3 4 The undersigned acknowledges that violation of the Confidentiality Order may result in penalties for contempt of court. Name: 5 Job Title: 6 Employer: 7 8 9 10 Business Address: Date: Signature: 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 13 CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER

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