Prime Healthcare Services - Montclair, LLC v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Filing 43

ORDER APPROVING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Kenly Kiya Kato re Stipulation for Protective Order 42 (dts)

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Troy A. Schell, Esq. (SBN 208661) Bryan Wong, Esq. (SBN 205573) 2 3300 East Guasti Road, 3rd Floor Ontario, California 91761 3 Telephone: (909) 235-4400 Facsimile: (909) 235-4419 1 4 Attorneys for Prime Healthcare Services – Montclair, LLC 5 dba Montclair Hospital Medical Center 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Sandra R. Brown Acting United States Attorney Dorothy A. Schouten, AUSA Chief, Civil Division David K. Barrett, AUSA Chief, Civil Fraud Section Linda A. Kontos, AUSA Deputy Chief, Civil Fraud Section Donald W. Yoo, AUSA (SBN 227679) Room 7516, Federal Building 300 North Los Angeles Street Los Angeles, California 90012 Phone: (213) 894-7395 Facsimile: (213) 894-7819 Attorneys for Defendant Thomas E. Price, M.D., in his official capacity as 14 Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services 15 16 17 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Prime Healthcare Services – Montclair, LLC, a limited liability 19 company doing business as Montclair Hospital Medical Center, 18 20 21 vs. Plaintiff Thomas E. Price, in his official capacity as Secretary of the 23 Department of Health and Human Services, 22 24 25 26 27 28 Defendant. ) Case No. 17-cv-00174-JFW-KK ) ) ) ) ) ) [PROPOSED] STIPULATED ) PROTECTIVE ORDER ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 1 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between counsel for the plaintiff 2 Prime Healthcare Services – Montclair, LLC, doing business as Montclair Hospital 3 Medical Center ( “Plaintiff”), and defendant Thomas Price, in his official capacity 4 as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (the “Defendant”), 5 (Collectively, the “Parties”) , that during the pre-trial stage of the above-captioned 6 cases (the “Litigation”) the following Protective Order (the “Order”) shall govern 7 the handling of Confidential Information received through discovery, or the 8 voluntary exchange of information, (“Discovery Material”) in the Litigation. It is 9 the intent of the Parties to seek Court approval of this Stipulation after the 10 appearance of Defendant in these actions, if such appearance becomes necessary. 11 Until such time as Court approval is obtained, if ever, this Stipulation shall 12 constitute a binding agreement between the Parties as to the handling of 13 Confidential Information. The handling of Confidential Information during trial 14 shall be governed by a subsequent order. 15 1.1 16 Discovery in this action is likely to involve production of confidential, proprietary, 17 or private information for which special protection from public disclosure and from 18 use for any purpose other than prosecuting and defending this litigation may be 19 warranted. Accordingly, the parties hereby stipulate to and petition the Court to 20 enter the following Stipulated Protective Order. The parties acknowledge that this 21 Order does not confer blanket protections on all disclosures or responses to 22 discovery and that the protection it affords from public disclosure and use extends 23 only to the limited information or items that are entitled to confidential treatment 24 under the applicable legal principles. The parties further acknowledge, as set forth 25 in Section 12.3, below, that this Stipulated Protective Order does not entitle them 26 to file confidential information under seal; Civil Local Rule 79-5 sets forth the 27 procedures that must be followed and the standards that will be applied when a 28 party seeks permission from the court to file material under seal. PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS 2 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 Nothing in this Protective Order supersedes existing independent statutory, law 2 enforcement, national security, or regulatory obligations imposed on a party, and 3 this Stipulated Protective Order does not prohibit or absolve the parties from 4 complying with such other obligations. 5 1.2 6 This action is likely to involve information and documents which may be subject to 7 limitations on disclosure due to federal laws, state laws, privileges and/or privacy 8 rights concerning the disclosure of confidential medical information, trade secrets, 9 or proprietary information. Accordingly, to expedite the flow of information, to 10 facilitate the prompt resolution of disputes over confidentiality of discovery 11 materials, to adequately protect information the parties are entitled to keep 12 confidential, to ensure that the parties are permitted reasonable necessary uses of 13 such material in preparation for and in the conduct of trial, to address their 14 handling at the end of the litigation, and to serve the ends of justice, a protective 15 order for such information is justified in this matter. It is the intent of the parties 16 that information will not be designated as confidential for tactical reasons and that 17 nothing be so designated without a good faith belief that it has been maintained in 18 a confidential, non-public manner, and there is good cause why it should not be 19 part of the public record of this case. 20 1.3 GOOD CAUSE STATEMENT CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION 21 This action involves documents and information that are likely to contain 22 certain individually identifiable health information (defined as health information 23 that is connected to a patient’s name, address, social security number or other 24 identifying number). Information produced may be subject to the provisions of the 25 Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. § 552a), the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule (45 C.F.R. 26 Parts 160, 162, 164), or the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1306, or there may be no 27 waiver by the patient to produce the records to any entity outside the requested or 28 subpoenaed person. The Producing Party may produce the information in an 3 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 unredacted form and shall designate this information as confidential in the manner 2 set forth in paragraph 5 below. All Parties receiving this designated information 3 shall not file these documents or information, submit them to the Court, or 4 reproduce their contents in any court filing unless the information is placed under 5 seal or all information that would identify the subject of the document or 6 information has been removed or redacted. 7 2. DEFINITIONS 8 2.1 Action: This pending federal law suit. 9 2.2 Challenging Party: A Party or Non-Party that challenges the designation of 10 information or items under this Order. 11 2.3 12 (regardless of how it is generated, stored or maintained) or tangible things that 13 qualify for protection under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c), and as specified 14 above in the Good Cause Statement and description of Confidential Health 15 Information. 16 2.4 17 Counsel of record, as well as counsel’s support staff. 18 2.5 19 items that it produces in disclosures or in responses to discovery as 20 “CONFIDENTIAL” or “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION.” 21 2.6 22 medium or manner in which it is generated, stored, or maintained (including, 23 among other things, testimony, transcripts, and tangible things), that are produced 24 or generated in disclosures or responses to discovery in this matter. 25 2.7 26 pertinent to the litigation who has been retained by a Party or its counsel to serve 27 as an expert witness or as a consultant in this Action. 28 2.8 “Confidential” or ‘Confidential Health Information”: Information Counsel: Government counsel, Plaintiff’s In-house counsel and any Outside Designating Party: A Party or Non-Party that designates information or Disclosure or Discovery Material: All items or information, regardless of the Expert: A person with specialized knowledge or experience in a matter In-House Counsel: Attorneys who are employees of a Party to this Action. 4 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 In-House Counsel does not include Outside Counsel of Record or any other outside 2 counsel. 3 2.9 4 other legal entity not named as a Party to this action. 5 2.10 Outside Counsel of Record: Attorneys who are not employees of a Party to 6 this Action but are retained to represent or advise a party to this Action and have 7 appeared in this Action on behalf of that Party or are affiliated with a law firm 8 which has appeared on behalf of that Party, and includes support staff. 9 2.11 Party: Any party to this Action, including all of its officers, directors, 10 employees, consultants, retained experts, and Outside Counsel of Record (and their 11 support staffs). 12 2.12 Producing Party: A Party or Non-Party that produces Disclosure or 13 Discovery Material in this Action. 14 2.13 Professional Vendors: Persons or entities that provide litigation support 15 services (e.g., photocopying, videotaping, translating, preparing exhibits or 16 demonstrations, and organizing, storing, or retrieving data in any form or medium) 17 and their employees and subcontractors. 18 2.14 Protected Material: Any Disclosure or Discovery Material that is designated 19 by 20 INFORMATION.” 21 2.15 Receiving Party: A Party that receives Disclosure or Discovery Material 22 from a Producing Party. 23 3. 24 The protections conferred by this Stipulation and Order cover not only Protected 25 Material (as defined above), but also (1) any information copied or extracted from 26 Protected Material; (2) all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations of 27 Protected Material; and (3) any testimony, conversations, or presentations by 28 Parties or their Counsel that might reveal Protected Material. Non-Party: Any natural person, partnership, corporation, association, or a party as “CONFIDENTIAL” or “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH SCOPE 5 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 Any use of Protected Material at trial shall be governed by the orders of the trial 2 judge. This Order does not govern the use of Protected Material at trial. 3 4. DURATION 4 Even after final disposition of this litigation, the confidentiality obligations 5 imposed by this Order shall remain in effect until a Designating Party agrees 6 otherwise in writing or a court order otherwise directs. Final disposition shall be 7 deemed to be the later of (1) dismissal of all claims and defenses in this Action, 8 with or without prejudice; and (2) final judgment herein after the completion and 9 exhaustion of all appeals, rehearings, remands, trials, or reviews of this Action, 10 including the time limits for filing any motions or applications for extension of 11 time pursuant to applicable law. 12 5. DESIGNATING PROTECTED MATERIAL 13 5.1 Exercise of Restraint and Care in Designating Material for Protection. 14 Each Party or Non-Party that designates information or items for protection under 15 this Order must take care to limit any such designation to specific material that 16 qualifies under the appropriate standards. The Designating Party must designate for 17 protection only those parts of material, documents, items, or oral or written 18 communications that qualify so that other portions of the material, documents, 19 items, or communications for which protection is not warranted are not swept 20 unjustifiably within the ambit of this Order. 21 Mass, indiscriminate, or routinized designations are prohibited. Designations that 22 are shown to be clearly unjustified or that have been made for an improper purpose 23 (e.g., to unnecessarily encumber the case development process or to impose 24 unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may expose the Designating 25 Party to sanctions. 26 If it comes to a Designating Party’s attention that information or items that it 27 designated for protection do not qualify for protection, that Designating Party must 28 promptly notify all other Parties that it is withdrawing the inapplicable designation. 6 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 5.2 Manner and Timing of Designations. Except as otherwise provided in this 2 Order (see, e.g., section 5.2(b) below), or as otherwise stipulated or ordered, 3 Disclosure or Discovery Material that qualifies for protection under this Order 4 must be clearly so designated before the material is disclosed or produced. 5 Designation in conformity with this Order requires: 6 (a) 7 but excluding electronic information produced in native form or in a format that is 8 not amenable to visible endorsement on the image, and also excluding transcripts 9 of depositions or other pretrial or trial proceedings), that the Producing Party affix For information in documentary form (e.g., paper or electronic documents, 10 the legend “CONFIDENTIAL” or “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH 11 INFORMATION” to each page of the document that contains protected material. 12 If only a portion or portions of the material on a page qualifies for protection, the 13 Producing Party also must clearly identify the protected portion(s) (e.g., by making 14 appropriate markings in the margins). 15 (b) 16 not amenable to visible endorsement on the image, the file name(s) shall begin 17 with “CONFIDENTIAL” or “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION.”1 18 The media on which the Protected Material is provided (e.g., CD, DVD, external 19 hard drive) also must be and remain plainly labeled with “CONFIDENTIAL – 20 SUBJECT TO PROTECTIVE ORDER” or “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH 21 INFORMATION” unless and until the protection of the data within the media is 22 removed. Any copying or transferring of electronic files that are designated as 23 Protected Material must be done in a manner that maintains the protection for all 24 copies, including, but not limited to, maintaining the protection in the filename(s) 25 and the location where the copies are stored and the location where the users 26 access the information. For electronic information that is provided in native form or a format that is 27 28 1 The original metadata of the native files shall be retained pursuant to the Parties’ agreed upon ESI protocols. 7 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 (c) 2 need not designate them for protection until after the inspecting Party has indicated 3 which documents it would like copied and produced. During the inspection and 4 before the designation, all of the material made available for inspection shall be 5 deemed “CONFIDENTIAL.” After the inspecting Party has identified the 6 documents it wants copied and produced, the Producing Party must determine 7 which documents qualify for protection under this Order. Then, before producing 8 the specified documents, the Producing Party must affix the “CONFIDENTIAL or 9 CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION legend” to each page of the 10 document that contains Protected Material. If only a portion or portions of the 11 material on a page qualifies for protection, the Producing Party also must clearly 12 identify the protected portion(s) (e.g., by making appropriate markings in the 13 margins). 14 designated for copying include materials produced in native file format, or that are 15 in a format that is not amenable to visible endorsement on the image, the 16 Producing Party shall comply with the direction in subparagraph (b) of this 17 Paragraph regarding their production. 18 A Party or Non-Party that makes original documents available for inspection (d) If the original documents made available for inspection that are For testimony given in depositions that the Designating Party identify 19 the Disclosure or Discovery Material on the record, or by letter from counsel 20 within thirty days of receipt of the official deposition transcript or copy thereof (or 21 written notification that the transcript is available), listing the specific pages and 22 lines of the transcript and any exhibits that should be treated as Protected Material. 23 The entire deposition transcript (including any exhibits not previously produced in 24 discovery in this Action) shall be treated as Protected Material under this Order 25 until the expiration of the above-referenced 30-day period for designation, except 26 that the deponent (and his or her counsel, if any) may review the transcript of his or 27 her own deposition during the 30-day period subject to this Order and the 28 requirement of executing the certification attached as Exhibit A. After designation 8 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 of Protected Material is made, the following shall be placed on the front of the 2 original and each copy of a deposition transcript containing Protected Material: 3 “CONFIDENTIAL 4 “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION.” If the deposition was filmed, 5 both the recording storage medium (i.e. CD or DVD) and its container shall be 6 labeled “CONFIDENTIAL – SUBJECT TO PROTECIVE ORDER” or 7 “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION.” 8 (e) 9 any other tangible items, that the Producing Party affix in a prominent place on the 10 exterior of the container or containers in which the information is stored the legend 11 “CONFIDENTIAL 12 “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION.” If only a portion or portions of 13 the information warrants protection, the Producing Party, to the extent practicable, 14 shall identify the protected portion(s). SUBJECT TO PROTECTIVE ORDER” or For information produced in some form other than documentary and for (f) 15 – – SUBJECT TO PROTECTIVE ORDER” or For interrogatory answers and responses to requests for admissions, 16 designation of Protected Material shall be made by placing within each 17 interrogatory answer or response to requests for admission asserted to contain 18 Protected Material the following: 19 PROTECTIVE ORDER” or ‘CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION.” 20 5.3 21 to designate qualified information or items does not, standing alone, waive the 22 Designating Party’s right to secure protection under this Order for such material. 23 Upon timely correction of a designation, the Receiving Party must make 24 reasonable efforts to assure that the material is treated in accordance with the 25 provisions of this Order. “CONFIDENTIAL – SUBJECT TO Inadvertent Failures to Designate. If timely corrected, an inadvertent failure 26 27 6. CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS 28 6.1 Timing of Challenges. Any Party or Non-Party may challenge a designation 9 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 of confidentiality at any time that is consistent with the Court’s Scheduling Order. 2 6.2 3 process under Local Rule 37.1 et seq. 4 6.3 5 Designating Party. Frivolous challenges, and those made for an improper purpose 6 (e.g., to harass or impose unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may 7 expose the Challenging Party to sanctions. Unless the Designating Party has 8 waived or withdrawn the confidentiality designation, all parties shall continue to 9 afford the material in question the level of protection to which it is entitled under Meet and Confer. The Challenging Party shall initiate the dispute resolution The burden of persuasion in any such challenge proceeding shall be on the 10 the Producing Party’s designation until the Court rules on the challenge. 11 6.4 After a designation as Protected Material is removed or withdrawn by the 12 Designating Party or by the Court, the Designating Party must provide to the 13 Receiving Party replacement documents, files, or information that is free from any 14 marking is or designations as Protected Material. The replacement versions shall 15 be provided in the same format as the information that is to be replaced, unless 16 otherwise agreed to by the Parties. 17 replacement information shall be ten days, but the Designating Party must in good 18 faith provide the information in a reasonable time, considering any agreements 19 with the Receiving Party, the volume of information to be re-produced, and the 20 nature or format of the information. 21 7. ACCESS TO AND USE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL 22 7.1 Basic Principles. A Receiving Party may use Protected Material that is 23 disclosed or produced by another Party or by a Non-Party in connection with this 24 Action only for prosecuting, defending, or attempting to settle this Action. Such 25 Protected Material may be disclosed only to the categories of persons and under 26 the conditions described in this Order. When the Action has been terminated, a 27 Receiving Party must comply with the provisions of section 13 regarding Final 28 Disposition below. The presumptive time for providing the 10 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 Protected Material must be stored and maintained by a Receiving Party at a 2 location and in a secure manner that ensures that access is limited to the persons 3 authorized under this Order. 4 7.2 5 INFORMATION” Information or Items. Unless otherwise ordered by the court or 6 permitted in writing by the Designating Party, a Receiving Party may disclose any 7 information or item designated “CONFIDENTIAL” or “CONFIDENTIAL 8 HEALTH INFORMATION” only to: Disclosure of “CONFIDENTIAL” or “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH 9 (a) the Receiving Party’s Outside Counsel of Record in this Action, as well as 10 employees of said Outside Counsel of Record to whom it is reasonably necessary 11 to disclose the information for this Action; 12 (b) the officers, directors, and employees (including In-house Counsel) of the 13 Receiving Party to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this Action and 14 who have received a copy of this Order and signed the “Acknowledgment and 15 Agreement to Be Bound” form attached as Exhibit A; 16 (c) Experts (as defined in this Order) of the Receiving Party to whom disclosure is 17 reasonably necessary for this Action and who received a copy of this Order and 18 signed the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” form attached as 19 Exhibit A; 20 (d) the court and its personnel; 21 (e) court reporters and their staff; 22 (f) professional jury or trial consultants, mock jurors, and Professional Vendors, to 23 whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this Action and who have received a 24 copy of this Order and signed the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” 25 form attached as Exhibit A; 26 (g) witnesses and potential witnesses, including their counsel, provided each such 27 person first receives a copy of this Order and signs the “Acknowledgment and 28 Agreement to Be Bound” form attached as Exhibit A; 11 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 (h) during their depositions, witnesses, and attorneys for witnesses, in the Action 2 to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary provided that (1) the deposing party 3 provides the witness with a copy of this Order and requests that the witness signs 4 the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” form attached as Exhibit A; 5 and (2) the witness will not be permitted to keep any Protected Material unless 6 they sign the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” attached as Exhibit 7 A, unless otherwise agreed by the Designating Party or ordered by the court. Pages 8 of transcribed deposition testimony or exhibits to depositions that reveal Protected 9 Material may be separately bound by the court reporter and may not be disclosed 10 to anyone except as permitted under this Order; and 11 (i) any mediator, arbitrator or settlement officer, and their supporting personnel, 12 mutually agreed upon by any of the parties engaged in settlement discussions. 13 8. 14 PRODUCEDIN OTHER LITIGATION 15 If a Party is served with a subpoena or a court order issued in other litigation that 16 compels disclosure of any information or items designated in this Action as 17 “CONFIDENTIAL” or “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION” that Party 18 must: 19 (a) 20 include a copy of the subpoena or court order; 21 (b) promptly notify in writing the party who caused the subpoena or order to issue 22 in the other litigation that some or all of the material covered by the subpoena or 23 order is subject to this Protective Order. Such notification shall include a copy of 24 this Stipulated Protective Order; and 25 (c) cooperate with respect to all reasonable procedures sought to be pursued by the 26 Designating Party whose Protected Material may be affected. 27 If the Designating Party timely seeks a protective order, the Party served with the 28 subpoena or court order shall not produce any information designated in this action PROTECTED MATERIAL SUBPOENAED OR ORDERED promptly notify in writing the Designating Party. Such notification shall 12 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 as “CONFIDENTIAL,” or “CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION” before 2 a determination by the court from which the subpoena or order issued, unless the 3 Party has obtained the Designating Party’s permission. Absent a court order to the 4 contrary, the Designating Party shall bear the burden and expense of seeking 5 protection in that court of its confidential material and nothing in these provisions 6 should be construed as authorizing or encouraging a Receiving Party in this Action 7 to disobey a lawful directive from another court. 8 9. 9 PRODUCED IN THIS LITIGATION A NON-PARTY’S PROTECTED MATERIAL SOUGHT TO BE 10 (a) The terms of this Order are applicable to information produced by a Non-Party 11 in connection with this Action, including the United States’ investigation of 12 Relator’s allegations, and designated as “CONFIDENTIAL” or “CONFIDENTIAL 13 HEALTH INFORMATION”. Such information produced by Non-Parties in 14 connection with this litigation is protected by the remedies and relief provided by 15 this Order. Nothing in these provisions should be construed as prohibiting a Non- 16 Party from seeking additional protections. 17 (b) In the event that a Party is required, by a valid discovery request, to produce a 18 Non-Party’s confidential information in its possession, and the Party is subject to 19 an agreement with the Non-Party not to produce the Non-Party’s confidential 20 information, then the Party shall: 21 (1) promptly notify in writing the Requesting Party and the Non-Party that some 22 or all of the information requested is subject to a confidentiality agreement with a 23 Non-Party; 24 (2) promptly provide the Non-Party with a copy of this Order in this Action, the 25 relevant discovery request(s), and a reasonably specific description of the 26 information requested; and 27 (3) make the information requested available for inspection by the Non-Party, if 28 requested. 13 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 (c) If the Non-Party fails to seek a protective order from this court within 14 days 2 of receiving the notice and accompanying information, the Receiving Party may 3 produce the Non-Party’s Confidential Information responsive to the discovery 4 request. If the Non-Party timely seeks a protective order, the Receiving Party shall 5 not produce any information in its possession or control that is subject to the 6 confidentiality agreement with the Non-Party before a determination by the court. 7 Absent a court order to the contrary, the Non-Party shall bear the burden and 8 expense of seeking protection in this court of its Protected Material. 9 10. UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL 10 If a Receiving Party learns that, by inadvertence or otherwise, it has disclosed 11 Protected Material to any person or in any circumstance not authorized under this 12 Order, the Receiving Party must immediately (a) notify in writing the Designating 13 Party of the unauthorized disclosures, (b) use its best efforts to retrieve all 14 unauthorized copies of the Protected Material, (c) inform the person or persons to 15 whom unauthorized disclosures were made of all the terms of this Order, and (d) 16 request such person or persons to execute the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to 17 Be Bound” form attached as Exhibit A. 18 11. 19 PROTECTED MATERIAL 20 When a Producing Party gives notice to Receiving Parties that certain inadvertently 21 produced material is subject to a claim of privilege or other protection, the 22 obligations of the Receiving Parties are those set forth in Federal Rule of Civil 23 Procedure 26(b)(5)(B). This provision is not intended to modify whatever 24 procedure may be established in an e-discovery order that provides for production 25 without prior privilege review. 26 12. 27 12.1 Right to Further Relief. Nothing in this Order abridges the right of any 28 person to seek its modification by the Court in the future. INADVERTENT PRODUCTION OF PRIVILEGED OR OTHERWISE MISCELLANEOUS 14 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 12.2 Right to Assert Other Objections. By stipulating to the entry of this Order no 2 Party waives any right it otherwise would have to object to disclosing or producing 3 any information or item on any ground not addressed in this Order. Similarly, no 4 Party waives any right to object on any ground to use in evidence of any of the 5 material covered by this Order. 6 12.3 Filing Protected Material. A Party that seeks to file under seal any Protected 7 Material must comply with Civil Local Rule 79-5. Protected Material may only be 8 filed under seal pursuant to a court order authorizing the sealing of the specific 9 Protected Material at issue. If a Receiving Party intends to file any Protected 10 Material of a Designating Party, it must provide sufficient notice to the 11 Designating Party to allow the Designating Party to timely request to file the 12 Protected Material at issue under seal. If the Designating Party’s request to file 13 Protected Material under seal is denied by the court, then the Receiving Party may 14 file the information in the public record unless otherwise instructed by the court. 15 13. 16 After the final disposition of this Action, as defined in paragraph 4, within 60 days 17 of a written request by the Designating Party, each Receiving Party must return all 18 Protected Material to the Producing Party or destroy such material. As used in this 19 subdivision, “all Protected Material” includes all copies, abstracts, compilations, 20 summaries, and any other format reproducing or capturing any of the Protected 21 Material. Whether the Protected Material is returned or destroyed, the Receiving 22 Party must submit a written certification to the Producing Party (and, if not the 23 same person or entity, to the Designating Party) by the 60 day deadline that (1) 24 identifies (by category, where appropriate) all the Protected Material that was 25 returned or destroyed and (2) affirms that the Receiving Party has not retained any 26 copies, abstracts, compilations, summaries or any other format reproducing or 27 capturing any of the Protected Material. Notwithstanding this provision, Counsel 28 are entitled to retain an archival copy of all pleadings, motion papers, trial, FINAL DISPOSITION 15 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 deposition, and hearing transcripts, legal memoranda, correspondence, deposition 2 and trial exhibits, expert reports, attorney work product, and consultant and expert 3 work product, even if such materials contain Protected Material. Any such archival 4 copies that contain or constitute Protected Material remain subject to this 5 Protective Order as set forth in Section 4 (DURATION). 6 Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, the Civil Division of the 7 Department of Justice, and the Office of the Inspector General of the Department 8 of Health and Human Services shall each have the right to maintain one copy of 9 such documents for their master files. 10 14. The United States DISCLOSURE TO AGENCIES OR DEPARTMENTS OF THE UNITED 11 STATES OR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA 12 Nothing contained in this Order shall prevent or in any way limit or impair 13 the right of the United States or of the State of California to disclose to any agency 14 or department of the United States or of the State of California, or any division of 15 any such agency or department, designated confidential documents or 16 electronically stored information relating to any potential violation of law or 17 regulation, or relating to any matter within that agency’s or department’s 18 jurisdiction. Nor shall anything contained in this Order prevent or in any way limit 19 or impair the use of any such designated confidential documents or electronically 20 stored information by an agency or department in any proceeding relating to any 21 potential violation of law or regulation, or relating to any matter within that 22 agency’s or department’s jurisdiction, provided, however, that the agency or 23 department shall maintain the confidentiality of the designated confidential 24 documents or electronically stored information consistent with the terms of this 25 Order. 26 15. DISCLOSURES TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS 27 Nothing contained in this Order shall prevent or in any way limit or impair 28 the right of the United States to provide designated confidential documents or 16 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 electronically stored information to a Congressional entity, provided, however that 2 the United States shall notify the Congressional entity requesting the documents or 3 electronically stored information that the designated confidential documents or 4 electronically stored information have been produced pursuant to this Order and 5 shall, if there are no objections interposed by the Congressional entity requesting 6 the documents or electronically stored information, use reasonable efforts to notify 7 the Producing Party of the Congressional entity’s request and the United States’ 8 response thereto. 9 16. Notwithstanding Section 10 of this Order, any violation of this Order may be 10 punished by any and all appropriate measures including, without limitation, 11 contempt proceedings and/or monetary sanctions. 12 13 IT IS SO STIPULATED, THROUGH COUNSEL OF RECORD. 14 TROY A. SCHELL, ESQ. BRYAN WONG, ESQ. 15 16 17 18 Dated: June 16, 2017 19 20 By: /s/ Bryan Wong Bryan Wong, Esq. Attorneys for Plaintiff, Prime Healthcare Services – Montclair, LLC, dba Montclair Hospital Medical Center 21 22 DONALD W. YOO, ESQ. 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: June 16, 2017 By:_/s/Donald W. Yoo__________________________ Donald W. Yoo, Esq. Attorney for Defendant, Thomas E. Price, in his official capacity 17 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER ORDER 1 2 3 GOOD CAUSE APPEARING, IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 5 6 7 DATED: June 19, 2017 _____________________________________ HONORABLE KENLY KIYA KATO United States Magistrate Judge 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 18 [PROPOSED] STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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