Katrina Eisinger v. Becton Dickinson and Company et al

Filing 19

MODIFIED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian re Stipulation for Protective Order 18 . (see document for details) (hr)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Tonkon Torp LLP Haley Morrison (SBN 259913) Email: haley.morrison@tonkon.com Megan Reuther (SBN 331619) Email: megan.reuther@tonkon.com 888 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1600 Portland, OR 97204 Phone: 503.221.1440 Fax: 503.274.8779 Attorney for Defendant Becton, Dickinson and Company 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 11 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 12 WESTERN DIVISION 13 KATRINA EISINGER, an individual, Plaintiff, 14 15 16 17 v. BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY, a New Jersey corporation; and DOES 1-100, inclusive 18 Case No. 2:20-cv-08068-VAP-JC MODIFIED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER Defendants. 19 20 21 Based upon the stipulation of the parties, and the Court being duly advised; 22 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED BETWEEN THE PARTIES, AND 23 ORDERED BY THE COURT AS MODIFIED: 24 1. Any party to this action may designate as confidential any document or 25 testimony sought to be discovered by any other party which is “confidential material” 26 as defined by this Order. The terms of this Order shall govern as to all aspects of the 27 28 1 MODIFIED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 procedures to be followed in making or challenging such designations, and the terms, 2 conditions, and restrictions on the use of confidential materials. 3 2. When used in this Order, the word “documents” includes, but is not 4 limited to: documents produced by any party or non-party in this action; responses to 5 requests for admission; responses to interrogatories; deposition transcripts and 6 exhibits; and any papers which quote from the foregoing. 7 3. All documents or testimony designated as confidential in accordance 8 with this Order shall be used solely within the context of this action and for no other 9 purpose, including with regard to other, unrelated litigation or proceedings adverse to 10 11 the other party in this action. 4. For purposes of this Order, the term “confidential material” shall include 12 any documents produced or otherwise exchanged in connection with this action by the 13 parties or by non-parties, which contain or disclose proprietary information, trade 14 secrets, personnel information, financial information, case management information, 15 law enforcement-related information, medical information, and any other information 16 protected by statute or privilege, or that the designating party desires to be held in 17 confidence and not used for any purpose other than in the context of this case. Either 18 party may designate such documents as confidential by stamping such documents with 19 the notice “CONFIDENTIAL” prior to their production or by otherwise designating in 20 writing such documents as confidential subsequent to their production. Nothing in 21 this paragraph precludes a party from redacting names or other identifying 22 information from documents produced subject to this Stipulated Protective Order. 23 5. Within thirty (30) days after receipt of the final transcript of the 24 deposition of any party or witness in this case, any party in this action may designate 25 as “CONFIDENTIAL” that portion of any deposition testimony containing or 26 disclosing confidential material. The reporter shall separately transcribe those 27 portions of the testimony so designated and shall mark the face of the transcript as 28 2 MODIFIED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 “CONFIDENTIAL,” as the designating person may direct. The designating person 2 also may make such a designation after reading the deposition transcript if that person 3 determines that testimony should have been, but was not, designated 4 “CONFIDENTIAL” during the deposition. The designating person shall pay all 5 expenses related to such designation. 6 6. Confidential documents or testimony may be referred to in motions, 7 briefs and other documents filed with the Court, and may be used in depositions and 8 marked as exhibits in this action, but such documents and testimony must be 9 appropriately marked as confidential. Moreover, nothing in this Protective Order 10 relieves the parties of their responsibility to comply with Local Rule 79-5 to the 11 extent they wish documents containing confidential information to be filed under 12 seal. 13 7. Except as set forth above, or with prior written consent of the party or 14 non-party asserting confidential treatment, or as the Court may otherwise order, no 15 document or testimony designated as “CONFIDENTIAL” and no information 16 contained in it or obtained from it may be disclosed to any person other than: 17 a. The Court, its staff, and court reporters; 18 b. The parties, counsel for the parties in this action, and their staff; 19 c. Independent experts retained by counsel for the parties and their staff; d. Actual and potential witnesses to the extent necessary to verify or challenge the information; or e. Employees of copy or database services, and similar support firms, who are engaged by the parties, or either party, during the litigation of this action. 20 21 22 23 24 8. Other than Court personnel, each person to whom confidential 25 testimony or documents is disclosed must be informed of this Order, receive a copy of 26 this Order, and comply with its terms. This Court shall have jurisdiction over any 27 28 3 MODIFIED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 proceedings involving alleged improper use or disclosure of the confidential 2 information. 3 9. This Order shall not prevent the disclosure of documents to the persons 4 who were authors or addressees of the documents or are shown as having received 5 copies of them, nor does this Order apply to testimony or exhibits offered at trial or in 6 depositions, except as limited by paragraph 6. 7 10. The terms of this Order shall survive and remain in full force and effect 8 after the termination of this case. Within thirty (30) days after final conclusion of all 9 aspects of this dispute, all confidential material and all copies of the same (other than 10 those filed with the Court) shall be securely destroyed by shredding or other secure 11 destruction method, except that counsel for the parties may retain one copy of 12 confidential documents in a secured folder appropriately marked to indicate that such 13 documents are confidential and subject to this Protective Order, provided such 14 documents are destroyed in accordance with such counsel’s normal file destruction 15 protocol. 16 11. The restrictions and obligations relating to documents or testimony 17 designated as confidential in accordance with this Order shall not apply to any 18 document or information which all parties agree to in writing; which the Court rules 19 was known publicly at the time it was produced to the receiving party; which has 20 since become publicly known through no fault of the receiving party; or which the 21 Court otherwise orders shall be made public. 22 12. In the event that at any time a party disagrees with the designation of 23 material as confidential under this Order, the parties shall first attempt to resolve the 24 dispute among themselves. If the dispute is not resolved, the designating party must 25 move the Court to review the material no later than ninety (90) days prior to the date 26 set for trial of this matter, unless inconsistent with the District Judge’s scheduling 27 order(s), in which case the latter shall govern. Until such time as the Court rules 28 4 MODIFIED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 otherwise, the document shall be treated as confidential. Notwithstanding anything to 2 the contrary set forth herein, either party shall have the right to apply to the Court at 3 any time not inconsistent with the District Judge’s scheduling order(s) for an order 4 granting other or additional protective relief with respect to any confidential material 5 they produce. 6 13. This Order shall remain in force and effect until further order of this 7 Court. Insofar as the provisions of this Order restrict the use of confidential 8 information, this Order shall continue to be binding after the conclusion of this 9 litigation to the extent the confidential information is not or does not become known 10 to the public. 11 /// 12 /// 13 /// 14 /// 15 /// 16 /// 17 /// 18 /// 19 /// 20 /// 21 /// 22 /// 23 /// 24 /// 25 /// 26 /// 27 /// 28 5 MODIFIED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 2 14. All parties stipulate to this Protective Order, and consent to their electronic signatures. 3 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED AS MODIFIED. DATED: March 31, 2021 6 _____________/s/__________________ Honorable Jacqueline Chooljian U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE 7 8 9 10 IT IS SO STIPULATED: TONKON TORP LLP LIPELES LAW GROUP By /s/ Haley Morrison Attorneys for Defendant Becton Dickinson and Company By /s/ Aleksandra Urban______ Attorneys for Plaintiff Katrina Eisinger 11 12 13 14 15 Submitted By: 16 TONKON TORP LLP Haley Morrison, SBN 259913 Direct Dial: 503.802.2121 Email: haley.morrison@tonkon.com 1600 Pioneer Tower 888 S.W. Fifth Avenue Portland, OR 97204 LIPELES LAW GROUP Aleksandra Urban SNB 277475 Thomas Schelly SNB 217285 Kevin Lipeles SBN 244275 880 Apollo Street, Suite 336 El Segundo, CA 90245 Attorneys for Defendant Becton Dickinson and Company Attorneys for Plaintiff Katrina Eisinger 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 6 MODIFIED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER

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