32nd District Agricultural Association, a California State Institution et al

Filing 25

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge John D. Early re Stipulation for Protective Order 24 . (see document for details) (hr)

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Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 1 of 16 Page ID #:140 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 32ND DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION, A CALIFORNIA STATE INSTITUTION, Plaintiff, 8:20-cv-02049-CJC (JDEx) STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER v. OVATIONS FANFARE, L.P., A PENNSYLVANIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, DBA SPECTRA FOOD SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY, AN ENTITY OF UNKNOWN FORM AND DOES 1-20, INCLUSIVE, Defendant. OVATIONS FANFARE, L.P., A PENNSYLVANIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, DBA SPECTRA FOOD SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY, AN ENTITY OF UNKNOWN FORM AND DOES 1-20, INCLUSIVE, Counterclaimant, v. 32ND DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION, A CALIFORNIA STATE INSTITUTION, Counterdefendant. Based on the parties’ Stipulation (Dkt. 24), and for good cause shown, the Court finds and orders as follows. 1 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 2 of 16 Page ID #:141 1 2 1. PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS Discovery in this action is likely to involve production of confidential, 3 proprietary or private information for which special protection from public 4 disclosure and from use for any purpose other than pursuing this litigation may 5 be warranted. Accordingly, the parties hereby stipulate to and petition the 6 Court to enter the following Stipulated Protective Order. The parties 7 acknowledge that this Order does not confer blanket protections on all 8 disclosures or responses to discovery and that the protection it affords from 9 public disclosure and use extends only to the limited information or items that 10 are entitled to confidential treatment under the applicable legal principles. 11 2. GOOD CAUSE STATEMENT 12 This action is likely to involve commercial, financial, technical and/or 13 proprietary information for which special protection from public disclosure and 14 from use for any purpose other than prosecution of this action is warranted. 15 Such confidential and proprietary materials and information consist of, among 16 other things, confidential business or financial information, information 17 regarding confidential business practices, or other confidential research, 18 development, or commercial information (including information implicating 19 privacy rights of third parties), information otherwise generally unavailable to 20 the public, or which may be privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure 21 under state or federal statutes, court rules, case decisions, or common law. 22 Accordingly, to expedite the flow of information, to facilitate the prompt 23 resolution of disputes over confidentiality of discovery materials, to adequately 24 protect information the parties are entitled to keep confidential, to ensure that 25 the parties are permitted reasonable necessary uses of such material in 26 preparation for and in the conduct of trial, to address their handling at the end 27 of the litigation, and serve the ends of justice, a protective order for such 28 information is justified in this matter. It is the intent of the parties that 2 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 3 of 16 Page ID #:142 1 information will not be designated as confidential for tactical reasons and that 2 nothing be so designated without a good faith belief that it has been maintained 3 in a confidential, non-public manner, and there is good cause why it should not 4 be part of the public record of this case. 5 3. PROCEDURE 6 7 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF UNDER SEAL FILING The parties further acknowledge, as set forth in Section 14.3, below, that 8 this Stipulated Protective Order does not entitle them to file confidential 9 information under seal; Local Civil Rule 79-5 sets forth the procedures that 10 must be followed and the standards that will be applied when a party seeks 11 permission from the court to file material under seal. There is a strong 12 presumption that the public has a right of access to judicial proceedings and 13 records in civil cases. In connection with non-dispositive motions, good cause 14 must be shown to support a filing under seal. See Kamakana v. City and County 15 of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1176 (9th Cir. 2006); Phillips v. Gen. Motors Corp., 16 307 F.3d 1206, 1210-11 (9th Cir. 2002); Makar-Welbon v. Sony Electrics, Inc., 187 17 F.R.D. 576, 577 (E.D. Wis. 1999) (even stipulated protective orders require 18 good cause showing), and a specific showing of good cause or compelling 19 reasons with proper evidentiary support and legal justification, must be made 20 with respect to Protected Material that a party seeks to file under seal. The 21 parties’ mere designation of Disclosure or Discovery Material as 22 CONFIDENTIAL does not— without the submission of competent evidence 23 by declaration, establishing that the material sought to be filed under seal 24 qualifies as confidential, privileged, or otherwise protectable—constitute good 25 cause. 26 Further, if a party requests sealing related to a dispositive motion or trial, 27 then compelling reasons, not only good cause, for the sealing must be shown, 28 and the relief sought shall be narrowly tailored to serve the specific interest to 3 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 4 of 16 Page ID #:143 1 be protected. See Pintos v. Pacific Creditors Ass’n., 605 F.3d 665, 677-79 (9th Cir. 2 2010). For each item or type of information, document, or thing sought to be 3 filed or introduced under seal, the party seeking protection must articulate 4 compelling reasons, supported by specific facts and legal justification, for the 5 requested sealing order. Again, competent evidence supporting the application 6 to file documents under seal must be provided by declaration. 7 Any document that is not confidential, privileged, or otherwise 8 protectable in its entirety will not be filed under seal if the confidential portions 9 can be redacted. If documents can be redacted, then a redacted version for 10 public viewing, omitting only the confidential, privileged, or otherwise 11 protectable portions of the document, shall be filed. Any application that seeks 12 to file documents under seal in their entirety should include an explanation of 13 why redaction is not feasible. 14 4. DEFINITIONS 15 4.1 “Action”: 32nd District Agricultural Association v. Ovations Fanfare, 16 17 18 19 L.P. (8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE) 4.2 “Challenging Party”: a Party or Non-Party that challenges the designation of information or items under this Order. 4.3 “CONFIDENTIAL” Information or Items: information (regardless 20 of how it is generated, stored, or maintained) or tangible things that qualify for 21 protection under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c), and as specified above 22 in the Good Cause Statement. 23 24 25 4.4 “Counsel”: Outside Counsel of Record and House Counsel (as well as their support staff). 4.5 “Designating Party”: a Party or Non-Party that designates 26 information or items that it produces in disclosures or in responses to discovery 27 as “CONFIDENTIAL.” 28 4.6 “Disclosure or Discovery Material”: all items or information, 4 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 5 of 16 Page ID #:144 1 regardless of the medium or manner in which it is generated, stored, or 2 maintained (including, among other things, testimony, transcripts, and tangible 3 things), that are produced or generated in disclosures or responses to discovery. 4 4.7 “Expert”: a person with specialized knowledge or experience in a 5 matter pertinent to the litigation who has been retained by a Party or its counsel 6 to serve as an expert witness or as a consultant in this Action. 7 4.8 “House Counsel”: attorneys who are employees of a party to this 8 Action. House Counsel does not include Outside Counsel of Record or any 9 other outside counsel. 10 11 12 4.9 “Non-Party”: any natural person, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity not named as a Party to this action. 4.10 “Outside Counsel of Record”: attorneys who are not employees of 13 a party to this Action but are retained to represent a party to this Action and 14 have appeared in this Action on behalf of that party or are affiliated with a law 15 firm that has appeared on behalf of that party, including support staff. 16 4.11 “Party”: any party to this Action, including all of its officers, 17 directors, employees, consultants, retained experts, and Outside Counsel of 18 Record (and their support staffs). 19 20 21 4.12 “Producing Party”: a Party or Non-Party that produces Disclosure or Discovery Material in this Action. 4.13 “Professional Vendors”: persons or entities that provide litigation 22 support services (e.g., photocopying, videotaping, translating, preparing 23 exhibits or demonstrations, and organizing, storing, or retrieving data in any 24 form or medium) and their employees and subcontractors. 25 26 27 28 4.14 “Protected Material”: any Disclosure or Discovery Material that is designated as “CONFIDENTIAL.” 4.15 “Receiving Party”: a Party that receives Disclosure or Discovery Material from a Producing Party. 5 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 6 of 16 Page ID #:145 1 5. SCOPE 2 The protections conferred by this Stipulation and Order cover not only 3 Protected Material (as defined above), but also (1) any information copied or 4 extracted from Protected Material; (2) all copies, excerpts, summaries, or 5 compilations of Protected Material; and (3) any testimony, conversations, or 6 presentations by Parties or their Counsel that might reveal Protected Material. 7 Any use of Protected Material at trial shall be governed by the orders of 8 the trial judge and other applicable authorities. This Order does not govern the 9 use of Protected Material at trial. 10 6. DURATION 11 Once a case proceeds to trial, information that was designated as 12 CONFIDENTIAL or maintained pursuant to this protective order used or 13 introduced as an exhibit at trial becomes public and will be presumptively 14 available to all members of the public, including the press, unless compelling 15 reasons supported by specific factual findings to proceed otherwise are made to 16 the trial judge in advance of the trial. See Kamakana, 447 F.3d at 1180-81 17 (distinguishing “good cause” showing for sealing documents produced in 18 discovery from “compelling reasons” standard when merits-related documents 19 are part of court record). Accordingly, the terms of this protective order do not 20 extend beyond the commencement of the trial. 21 7. DESIGNATING PROTECTED MATERIAL 22 7.1 Exercise of Restraint and Care in Designating Material for 23 Protection. Each Party or Non-Party that designates information or items for 24 protection under this Order must take care to limit any such designation to 25 specific material that qualifies under the appropriate standards. The 26 Designating Party must designate for protection only those parts of material, 27 documents, items, or oral or written communications that qualify so that other 28 portions of the material, documents, items, or communications for which 6 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 7 of 16 Page ID #:146 1 protection is not warranted are not swept unjustifiably within the ambit of this 2 Order. 3 Mass, indiscriminate, or routinized designations are prohibited. 4 Designations that are shown to be clearly unjustified or that have been made 5 for an improper purpose (e.g., to unnecessarily encumber the case development 6 process or to impose unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may 7 expose the Designating Party to sanctions. 8 9 If it comes to a Designating Party’s attention that information or items that it designated for protection do not qualify for protection, that Designating 10 Party must promptly notify all other Parties that it is withdrawing the 11 inapplicable designation. 12 7.2 Manner and Timing of Designations. Except as otherwise provided 13 in this Order, or as otherwise stipulated or ordered, Disclosure of Discovery 14 Material that qualifies for protection under this Order must be clearly so 15 designated before the material is disclosed or produced. 16 17 Designation in conformity with this Order requires: (a) for information in documentary form (e.g., paper or electronic 18 documents, but excluding transcripts of depositions or other pretrial or trial 19 proceedings), that the Producing Party affix at a minimum, the legend 20 “CONFIDENTIAL” (hereinafter “CONFIDENTIAL legend”), to each page 21 that contains protected material. If only a portion of the material on a page 22 qualifies for protection, the Producing Party also must clearly identify the 23 protected portion(s) (e.g., by making appropriate markings in the margins). 24 A Party or Non-Party that makes original documents available for 25 inspection need not designate them for protection until after the inspecting 26 Party has indicated which documents it would like copied and produced. 27 During the inspection and before the designation, all of the material made 28 available for inspection shall be deemed “CONFIDENTIAL.” After the 7 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 8 of 16 Page ID #:147 1 inspecting Party has identified the documents it wants copied and produced, 2 the Producing Party must determine which documents, or portions thereof, 3 qualify for protection under this Order. Then, before producing the specified 4 documents, the Producing Party must affix the “CONFIDENTIAL legend” to 5 each page that contains Protected Material. If only a portion of the material on 6 a page qualifies for protection, the Producing Party also must clearly identify 7 the protected portion(s) (e.g., by making appropriate markings in the margins). (b) for testimony given in depositions that the Designating Party 8 9 10 identifies the Disclosure or Discovery Material on the record, before the close of the deposition all protected testimony. (c) for information produced in some form other than documentary 11 12 and for any other tangible items, that the Producing Party affix in a prominent 13 place on the exterior of the container or containers in which the information is 14 stored the legend “CONFIDENTIAL.” If only a portion or portions of the 15 information warrants protection, the Producing Party, to the extent practicable, 16 shall identify the protected portion(s). 17 7.3 Inadvertent Failures to Designate. If timely corrected, an 18 inadvertent failure to designate qualified information or items does not, 19 standing alone, waive the Designating Party’s right to secure protection under 20 this Order for such material. Upon timely correction of a designation, the 21 Receiving Party must make reasonable efforts to assure that the material is 22 treated in accordance with the provisions of this Order. 23 8. CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS 24 8.1. Timing of Challenges. Any Party or Non-Party may challenge a 25 designation of confidentiality at any time that is consistent with the Court’s 26 27 Scheduling Order. 8.2 Meet and Confer. The Challenging Party shall initiate the dispute 28 resolution process under Local Rule 37-1 et seq. 8 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 9 of 16 Page ID #:148 1 2 3 8.3 Joint Stipulation. Any challenge submitted to the Court shall be via a joint stipulation pursuant to Local Rule 37-2. 8.4 The burden of persuasion in any such challenge proceeding shall be 4 on the Designating Party. Frivolous challenges, and those made for an 5 improper purpose (e.g., to harass or impose unnecessary expenses and burdens 6 on other parties) may expose the Challenging Party to sanctions. Unless the 7 Designating Party has waived or withdrawn the confidentiality designation, all 8 parties shall continue to afford the material in question the level of protection to 9 which it is entitled under the Producing Party’s designation until the Court 10 rules on the challenge. 11 12 9. ACCESS TO AND USE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL 13 9.1 Basic Principles. A Receiving Party may use Protected Material that 14 is disclosed or produced by another Party or by a Non-Party in connection with 15 this Action only for prosecuting, defending, or attempting to settle this Action. 16 Such Protected Material may be disclosed only to the categories of persons and 17 under the conditions described in this Order. When the Action has been 18 terminated, a Receiving Party must comply with the provisions of section 15 19 below (FINAL DISPOSITION). 20 Protected Material must be stored and maintained by a Receiving Party 21 at a location and in a secure manner that ensures that access is limited to the 22 persons authorized under this Order. 23 9.2 Disclosure of “CONFIDENTIAL” Information or Items. Unless 24 otherwise ordered by the court or permitted in writing by the Designating 25 Party, a Receiving Party may disclose any information or item designated 26 “CONFIDENTIAL” only to: 27 28 (a) the Receiving Party’s Outside Counsel of Record in this Action, as well as employees of said Outside Counsel of Record to whom it is 9 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 10 of 16 Page ID #:149 1 reasonably necessary to disclose the information for this Action; (b) the officers, directors, and employees (including House 2 3 Counsel) of the Receiving Party to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for 4 this Action; 5 (c) Experts (as defined in this Order) of the Receiving Party to 6 whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this Action and who have signed 7 the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” (Exhibit A); 8 (d) the court and its personnel; 9 (e) court reporters and their staff; 10 (f) professional jury or trial consultants, mock jurors, and 11 Professional Vendors to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this 12 Action and who have signed the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be 13 Bound” (Exhibit A); 14 (g) the author or recipient of a document containing the 15 information or a custodian or other person who otherwise possessed or knew 16 the information; 17 (h) during their depositions, witnesses\ and attorneys for witnesses 18 in the Action to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary provided: (1) the 19 deposing party requests that the witness sign the form attached as Exhibit A 20 hereto; and (2) the witness will not be permitted to keep any confidential 21 information unless the witness signs the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to 22 Be Bound” (Exhibit A), unless otherwise agreed by the Designating Party or 23 ordered by the court. Pages of transcribed deposition testimony or exhibits to 24 depositions that reveal Protected Material may be separately bound by the 25 court reporter and may not be disclosed to anyone except as permitted under 26 this Stipulated Protective Order; and 27 28 (i) any mediators or settlement officers and their supporting personnel, mutually agreed upon by any of the parties engaged in settlement 10 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 11 of 16 Page ID #:150 1 2 discussions. 10. PROTECTED MATERIAL SUBPOENAED OR ORDERED PRODUCED IN OTHER LITIGATION 3 4 If a Party is served with a subpoena or a court order issued in other 5 litigation that compels disclosure of any information or items designated in this 6 Action as “CONFIDENTIAL,” that Party must: (a) promptly notify in writing the Designating Party. Such 7 8 notification shall include a copy of the subpoena or court order; 9 (b) promptly notify in writing the party who caused the subpoena 10 or order to issue in the other litigation that some or all of the material covered 11 by the subpoena or order is subject to this Protective Order. Such notification 12 shall include a copy of this Stipulated Protective Order; and (c) cooperate with respect to all reasonable procedures sought to be 13 14 pursued by the Designating Party whose Protected Material may be affected. If 15 the Designating Party timely seeks a protective order, the Party served with the 16 subpoena or court order shall not produce any information designated in this 17 action as “CONFIDENTIAL” before a determination by the court from which 18 the subpoena or order issued, unless the Party has obtained the Designating 19 Party’s permission or the Party is otherwise legally obligated to produce. The 20 Designating Party shall bear the burden and expense of seeking protection in 21 that court of its confidential material and nothing in these provisions should be 22 construed as authorizing or encouraging a Receiving Party in this Action to 23 disobey a lawful directive from another court. 24 11. A NON-PARTY’S PROTECTED MATERIAL SOUGHT TO 25 BE PRODUCED IN THIS LITIGATION 26 (a) The terms of this Order are applicable to information produced 27 by a Non-Party in this Action and designated as “CONFIDENTIAL.” Such 28 information produced by Non-Parties in connection with this litigation is 11 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 12 of 16 Page ID #:151 1 protected by the remedies and relief provided by this Order. Nothing in these 2 provisions should be construed as prohibiting a Non-Party from seeking 3 additional protections. (b) In the event that a Party is required, by a valid discovery 4 5 request, to produce a Non-Party’s confidential information in its possession, 6 and the Party is subject to an agreement with the Non-Party not to produce the 7 Non-Party’s confidential information, then the Party shall: (1) promptly notify in writing the Requesting Party and the Non- 8 9 10 Party that some or all of the information requested is subject to a confidentiality agreement with a Non-Party; (2) promptly provide the Non-Party with a copy of the Stipulated 11 12 Protective Order in this Action, the relevant discovery request(s), and a 13 reasonably specific description of the information requested; and (3) make the information requested available for inspection by the 14 15 Non-Party, if requested. (c) If the Non-Party fails to seek a protective order from this court 16 17 within 14 days of receiving the notice and accompanying information, the 18 Receiving Party may produce the Non-Party’s confidential information 19 responsive to the discovery request. If the Non-Party timely seeks a protective 20 order, the Receiving Party shall not produce any information in its possession 21 or control that is subject to the confidentiality agreement with the Non-Party 22 before a determination by the court. Absent a court order to the contrary, the 23 Non-Party shall bear the burden and expense of seeking protection in this court 24 of its Protected Material. 25 26 27 28 12. UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL If a Receiving Party learns that, by inadvertence or otherwise, it has disclosed Protected Material to any person or in any circumstance not 12 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 13 of 16 Page ID #:152 1 authorized under this Stipulated Protective Order, the Receiving Party must 2 immediately (a) notify in writing the Designating Party of the unauthorized 3 disclosures, (b) use its best efforts to retrieve all unauthorized copies of the 4 Protected Material, (c) inform the person or persons to whom unauthorized 5 disclosures were made of all the terms of this Order, and (d) request such 6 person or persons to execute the “Acknowledgment an Agreement to Be 7 Bound” attached hereto as Exhibit A. 13. 8 INADVERTENT PRODUCTION OF PRIVILEGED OR 9 OTHERWISE PROTECTED MATERIAL 10 When a Producing Party gives notice to Receiving Parties that certain 11 inadvertently produced material is subject to a claim of privilege or other 12 protection, the obligations of the Receiving Parties are those set forth in Federal 13 Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(5)(B). This provision is not intended to modify 14 whatever procedure may be established in an e-discovery order that provides 15 for production without prior privilege review. Pursuant to Federal Rule of 16 Evidence 502(d) and (e), insofar as the parties reach an agreement on the effect 17 of disclosure of a communication or information covered by the attorney-client 18 privilege or work product protection, the parties may incorporate their 19 agreement in the stipulated protective order submitted to the court. 20 14. 21 14.1 Right to Further Relief. Nothing in this Order abridges the right of 22 23 MISCELLANEOUS any person to seek its modification by the Court in the future. 14.2 Right to Assert Other Objections. By stipulating to the entry of this 24 Protective Order, no Party waives any right it otherwise would have to object to 25 disclosing or producing any information or item on any ground not addressed 26 in this Stipulated Protective Order. Similarly, no Party waives any right to 27 object on any ground to use in evidence of any of the material covered by this 28 Protective Order. 13 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 14 of 16 Page ID #:153 1 14.3 Filing Protected Material. A Party that seeks to file under seal any 2 Protected Material must comply with Local Civil Rule 79-5. Protected 3 Material may only be filed under seal pursuant to a court order authorizing the 4 sealing of the specific Protected Material. If a Party’s request to file Protected 5 Material under seal is denied by the court, then the Receiving Party may file the 6 information in the public record unless otherwise instructed by the court. 7 15. 8 After the final disposition of this Action, as defined in paragraph 6, 9 FINAL DISPOSITION within 60 days of a written request by the Designating Party, each Receiving 10 Party must return all Protected Material to the Producing Party or destroy such 11 material. As used in this subdivision, “all Protected Material” includes all 12 copies, abstracts, compilations, summaries, and any other format reproducing 13 or capturing any of the Protected Material. Whether the Protected Material is 14 returned or destroyed, the Receiving Party must submit a written certification 15 to the Producing Party (and, if not the same person or entity, to the Designating 16 Party) by the 60-day deadline that (1) identifies (by category, where 17 appropriate) all the Protected Material that was returned or destroyed and 18 (2) affirms that the Receiving Party has not retained any copies, abstracts, 19 compilations, summaries or any other format reproducing or capturing any of 20 the Protected Material. Notwithstanding this provision, Counsel are entitled to 21 retain an archival copy of all pleadings, motion papers, trial, deposition, and 22 hearing transcripts, legal memoranda, correspondence, deposition and trial 23 exhibits, expert reports, attorney work product, and consultant and expert work 24 product, even if such materials contain Protected Material. Any such archival 25 copies that contain or constitute Protected Material remain subject to this 26 Protective Order as set forth in Section 6 (DURATION). 27 16. VIOLATION 28 Any violation of this Order may be punished by appropriate measures 14 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 15 of 16 Page ID #:154 1 including, without limitation, contempt proceedings, monetary sanctions, or 2 both. 3 4 FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN, IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 6 DATED: September 09, 2021 7 8 9 _________________________________ JOHN D. EARLY United States Magistrate Judge 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 15 Case 8:20-cv-02049-CJC-JDE Document 25 Filed 09/09/21 Page 16 of 16 Page ID #:155 1 EXHIBIT A 2 ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND 3 I,________________________________[print or type full name], of 4 _____________________________________[print or type full address], declare 5 under penalty of perjury that I have read in its entirety and understand the 6 Stipulated Protective Order that was issued by the United States District Court 7 for the Central District of California on _______ [date] in the case of 32nd 8 District Agricultural Association v. Ovations Fanfare, L.P. (8:20-cv-02049-CJC- 9 JDE). I agree to comply with and to be bound by all the terms of this Stipulated 10 Protective Order and I understand and acknowledge that failure to so comply 11 could expose me to sanctions and punishment in the nature of contempt. I 12 solemnly promise that I will not disclose in any manner any information or 13 item that is subject to this Stipulated Protective Order to any person or entity 14 except in strict compliance with the provisions of this Order. 15 I further agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the United States District 16 Court for the Central District of California for the purpose of enforcing the 17 terms of this Stipulated Protective Order, even if such enforcement proceedings 18 occur after termination of this action. 19 I hereby appoint ____________________________ [print or type full 20 name] of ___________________________ [print or type full address and 21 telephone number] as my California agent for service of process in connection 22 with this action or any proceedings related to enforcement of this Stipulated 23 Protective Order. 24 25 Dated:_________________ 26 City and State where sworn and signed:________________________ 27 Printed Name:_________________________ 28 Signature:_______________________ 16

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