Lema v. Modesto

Filing 32

Stipulation and PROTECTIVE ORDER Authorizing Limited Disclosure of Confidential City of Modesto Blueprints/Schematics signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 1/31/2012. (Bradley, A)

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1 James J. Arendt, Esq. Roy C. Santos, Esq. Bar No. 142937 Bar No. 259718 2 3 4 WEAKLEY & ARENDT, LLP 1630 East Shaw Avenue, Suite 176 Fresno, California 93710 Telephone: (559) 221-5256 Facsimile: (559) 221-5262 5 Attorneys for Defendant, CITY OF MODESTO 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 GENEVA LEMA, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) CITY OF MODESTO, ) ) Defendant(s). ) ) ____________________________________ ) CASE NO. 1:10-CV-02180-AWI-GSA STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER AUTHORIZING LIMITED DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL CITY OF MODESTO BLUEPRINTS/SCHEMATICS 17 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED between the parties, through their respective counsel, and 18 ordered by this Court, that the following documents will be disclosed pursuant to this stipulation and 19 protective order: 20 1. 21 Blueprints/Schematics relating to the construction of the 9th Street Parking Garage in Modesto, California. 22 The above-named documents which are maintained by the CITY OF MODESTO and requested 23 by plaintiffs through discovery, may be disclosed to counsel for the plaintiffs pursuant to the protective 24 order detailed below. The documents requested by plaintiffs contain information which is deemed 25 highly confidential. Furthermore, pursuant to Health and Safety Code § 19851, official copies of 26 building plans maintained by the building department of a city “may not be duplicated in whole or in 27 part except (1) with the written permission, which permission shall not be unreasonably withheld as 28 specified in subdivision (f), of the certified, licensed or registered professional or his or her successor, ____________________________ Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Authorizing the Limited Disclosure of Confidential Blueprints/Schematics 1 if any, who signed the original documents and the written permission of the original or current owner 2 of the building, or, if the building is part of a common interest development, with the written permission 3 of the board of directors or governing body of the association established to manage the common 4 interest development, or (2) by order of a proper court or upon the request of any state agency.” The 5 release of these documents pursuant to this Stipulation and Protective Order does not waive the 6 confidentiality privilege protecting the above-named documents from general disclosure. 7 Based on the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED: 8 1. These documents are designated as “Confidential – Counsels’ Eyes Only” (hereinafter 9 collectively “confidential documents”), and produced by parties to this action, are subject to this 10 Protective Order. 11 2. 12 v. City of Modesto, USDC Eastern District of California CASE NO. 1:10-CV-02180-AWI-GSA and 13 in the preparation of trial of this case, or any related proceeding. 14 3. 15 them as “Geneva Lema v. City of Modesto, USDC Eastern District of California CASE NO. 1:10-CV- 16 02180-AWI-GSA, Counsels’ Eyes Only” If any Confidential documents cannot be labeled with the 17 aforementioned marking, those materials shall be placed in a sealed envelope or other container that 18 is in turn marked with the appropriate designation in a manner agreed upon by the disclosing and 19 requesting parties. 20 4. 21 following persons: Confidential documents shall be used solely in connection with the civil case of Geneva Lema The CITY OF MODESTO will produce the confidential documents by affixing a mark labeling Confidential documents designated under this Protective Order as may only be disclosed to the 22 a) Counsel for the parties; 23 b) Paralegal, clerical, and secretarial personnel regularly employed by counsel 24 referred to in subpart (a) directly above, including stenographic deposition reporters or videographers 25 retained in connection with this action; 26 27 28 c) Court personnel including stenographic reporters or videographers engaged in proceedings as are necessarily incidental to the preparation for the trial of the civil action; d) Any expert or consultant retained in connection with this action; and ____________________________ Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Authorizing the Limited Disclosure of Confidential Blueprints/Schematics 2 1 e) The finder of fact at the time of trial, subject to the court’s rulings on in limine 2 motions and objections of counsel. 3 5. 4 seal in accordance with Local Rule 141. 5 6. 6 thereof, is without prejudice to the right of any party to oppose the admissibility of the designated 7 information. 8 7. 9 clerical, and secretarial personnel, who are presumed to know the contents of this Protective Order, 10 shall, prior to the time of disclosure, be provided by the person furnishing him or her such material, a 11 copy of this Protective Order. Each person to whom disclosure is made shall agree on the record or in 12 writing that he/she has read the Protective Order and he/she understands the provisions of the Protective 13 Order. Such person must also consent to be subject to the jurisdiction of the United States District 14 Court, Eastern District of California, with respect to any proceeding related to enforcement of this 15 Protective Order, including without limitation, any proceeding for contempt. Provisions of this 16 Protective Order, insofar as they restrict disclosure and use of the material, shall be in effect until 17 further order of this Court. 18 8. 19 to any person not authorized to receive it under this Protective Order, the disclosing person(s) shall 20 promptly (a) inform the CITY OF MODESTO of the recipient(s) and the circumstances of the 21 unauthorized disclosure to the relevant producing person(s) and (b) use best efforts to bind the 22 recipient(s) to the terms of this Protective Order. No information shall lose its confidential status 23 because it was disclosed to a person not authorized to receive it under this Protective Order. After the 24 conclusion of this litigation, all documents, in whatever form stored or reproduced, containing 25 Confidential documents will remain confidential and subject to this Protective Order. The conclusion 26 of this litigation means a termination of the case following applicable post-trial motions, appeal and/or 27 retrial. 28 9. All Confidential documents filed with the Court for any purpose shall be filed and served under The designation of information as Confidential documents, and the subsequent production Each person to whom disclosure is made, with the exception of counsel, and its paralegal, Should any document designated confidential be disclosed, through inadvertence or otherwise, After the conclusion of this litigation, all confidential documents received under the provisions ____________________________ Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Authorizing the Limited Disclosure of Confidential Blueprints/Schematics 3 1 of this Protective Order, including all copies made, shall be tendered back to the attorneys for the 2 defendants in a manner in which the CITY OF MODESTO will be able to reasonably identify that all 3 documents were returned. Counsel for the plaintiffs will also take all reasonable and necessary steps 4 to ensure that persons to whom they disclose the confidential documents return the confidential 5 documents to the attorneys for the CITY OF MODESTO. 6 IT IS SO STIPULATED. 7 8 DATED: January 30, 2012 WEAKLEY & ARENDT, LLP 9 10 By: 11 12 /s/ Roy C. Santos James J. Arendt Roy C. Santos Attorneys for Defendant City of Modesto 13 14 DATED: January 30, 2012 THIMESCH LAW OFFICES 15 16 By: 17 /s/ Timothy S. Thimesch Timothy S. Thimesch Attorneys for Plaintiff Geneva Lema 18 19 20 IT IS SO ORDERED. 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. 22 23 Dated: 6i0kij January 31, 2012 /s/ Gary S. Austin UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 24 25 26 27 28 ____________________________ Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Authorizing the Limited Disclosure of Confidential Blueprints/Schematics 4

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