Berman v. Reynolds et al

Filing 32

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 11/14/2014. (Hernandez, M)

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1 2 3 4 Jacob Weisberg (State Bar # 49065) LAW OFFICES OF JACOB M. WEISBERG 844 N Van Ness Fresno, CA 93728 Tel: (559) 441-0201 Fax: (559) 441-8361 5 Attorneys for Plaintiff Richard P. Berman 6 7 8 9 10 11 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 12 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 RICHARD P. BERMAN, ) CASE NO. CV-F-13-0597 LJO SAB ) Plaintiff, ) STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER ) v. ) ) DEPUTY T. SINK; SGT. GEORGE ) BERTSCH; LT. JOHN REYNOLDS; ) SHERIFF MARGARET MIMS; THE ) COUNTY OF FRESNO; THE JUDICIAL ) COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA; DOES 1-10, ) ) Defendants ) _______________________________________ ) 21 22 23 24 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by, among, and between Plaintiff RICHARD 25 BERMAN (hereinafter “Plaintiff”) and Defendants COUNTY OF FRESNO and TRACY 26 SINK (hereinafter “Defendants”), that certain documents sought pursuant to Defendants’ 27 Request for Production of Documents, Set No. 1, will be produced subject to the following 28 Protective Order: 29 1 30 1. 1 The disclosed documents designated as “confidential” shall be used solely in 2 connection with the civil case entitled Richard Berman v. County of Fresno, et al., United 3 States District Court Case No. 1:13-cv-00597-LJO-SAB (Eastern District of California), and 4 in the preparation and trial of this action, and any related proceedings. NO waiver of any 5 objection to the admissibility of the documents subject to the instant protective order should 6 be implied. The “confidential” documents and materials are identified as follows: a. 7 8 Mr. Berman. 2. 9 10 Financial records and all other records of clients or potential of Documents or materials designated under this Stipulated Protective Order may only be disclosed to the following persons: 11 a. Michael R. Linden, counsel for Defendants; 12 b. Paralegal, clerical, and secretarial personnel regularly employed by 13 counsel referred to in subpart a. directly above, including stenographic deposition reporters or 14 videographers retained in connection with this action; c. 15 Court personnel, including stenographic reporters of videographers 16 engaged in proceedings as are necessarily incidental to the preparation for the trial of the civil 17 action; d. 19 22 The finder of fact at the time of trial, subject to the court’s rulings on in action; 20 21 Any expert, consultant, or investigator retained in connection with this e. 18 limine motions and objections of counsel. 3. Each recipient of documents or materials identified above shall be provided 23 with a copy of this Stipulated Protective Order, which he or she shall read prior to the 24 disclosure of the documents or material. Upon reading this Stipulated Protective Order, such 25 person shall abide by its terms. Such person must also consent to be subject to the jurisdiction 26 of the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, with respect to any 27 proceeding related to the enforcement of this Stipulated Protective Order, including, without 28 limitation, any proceeding for contempt. Provisions of this Stipulated Protective order, 29 2 30 1 insofar as the restrict disclosure and use of the material, shall be in effect until further order of 2 this Court. 3 4 4. The production of documents and materials identified above is without prejudice to the right of any party to oppose the admissibility of the designated information. Copies of “Confidential” Documents 5 5. 6 The following procedures shall be utilized by the parties in production of documents 7 and materials designated “confidential” and identified above: a. 8 9 Defendants’ counsel shall receive one copy of the documents or materials designated as “confidential” above. b. 10 Defendants’ counsel shall not copy, duplicate, furnish, disclose, or 11 otherwise divulge any information contained in the “confidential” documents to any source 12 except those individuals to whom disclosure is permitted pursuant to paragraph 3,., supra, 13 without further order of the Court or authorization from counsel for Defendants. 14 6. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 3 of this Stipulated Protective 15 Order, documents or materials designated as “confidential” and produced pursuant to this 16 Stipulated Protective Order may not be delivered, exhibits, or otherwise disclosed to any 17 reporter, writer, or employee of any trade publication, newspaper, magazine, or other medial 18 organization. 19 7. Should any documents or materials designated “confidential” and identified 20 above be disclosed, through inadvertence or otherwise, to any person or entity not authorized 21 to receive it under this Stipulated Protective Order, the disclosing Person(s) shall promptly: a. 22 23 circumstances of the disclosure, and b. 24 25 26 Inform counsel for the Plaintiff of the recipient(s) and the Use best efforts to bind the recipient(s) to the terms of the Protective Order. Documents shall not lose their confidential status due to an unauthorized disclosure. 8. After the conclusion of this litigation, all documents and materials, in whatever 27 form stored or reproduced, designated “confidential” and identified above will remain 28 confidential. All documents and materials produced pursuant to this Stipulated Protective 29 3 30 1 Order shall be returned to counsel for Plaintiff in a manner in which counsel will be able to 2 reasonably verify that all documents were returned. 3 All parties shall also ensure that all persons to whom documents or materials 4 designated “confidential” and identified above were disclosed shall be returned to counsel for 5 the Plaintiff. The conclusion of this litigation means a termination of the case following trial, 6 settlement, dispositive motion, or the exhaustion of all appeals. 7 9. No later than 30 days of settlement or of receiving notice of the entry of an 8 order, judgment, or decree terminating this action, or the exhaustion of all appeals, all persons 9 having received the documents or materials designated “confidential” and identified above 10 11 shall return said documents to counsel for the Plaintiff. 10. If any party appeals a jury verdict, or order terminating the case, Defendants’ 12 counsel shall retain possession of all documents or materials designated “confidential,” 13 pending final outcome of the appeal, after which they shall be returned to counsel for the 14 Plaintiff. 15 11. This Stipulated Protective Order shall remain in full force and effect and shall 16 continue to be binding on all parties and effected persons after this litigation terminates, 17 subject to any subsequent modifications of this Stipulated Protective Order for good cause 18 show by this Court, or any Court having jurisdiction of an appeal of this action. After this 19 action terminates, any party may seek to modify or dissolve this Stipulated Protective Order 20 by Court order for good cause shown or by the parties’ stipulation. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 4 30 1 12. The Court shall retain jurisdiction, even after this lawsuit terminates, (a) to make such 2 amendments, modifications, and additions to this Protective Order as it may from time to time 3 deem appropriate upon good cause shown and (b) to adjudicate any dispute respecting 4 improper use or disclosure of “confidential” material. 5 6 IT IS SO STIPULATED 7 8 November 13, 2014 LAW OFFICE OF JACOB M. WEISBERG 9 /s/ Jacob M. Weisberg Jacob M. Weisberg Attorney for Plaintiff 10 11 12 November 13, 2014 13 DANIEL C. CEDERBORG County Counsel 14 15 /s/ Michael R. Linden Michael R. Linden, Deputy Attorneys for Defendants 16 17 ORDER 18 19 20 21 Pursuant to the stipulation of the parties, the protective order is HEREBY GRANTED. The parties are advised that pursuant to the Local Rules of the United State District Court, Eastern District of California, any documents which are to be filed under seal will require a 22 written request as specified in Rule 141. 23 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 Dated: November 14, 2014 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 27 28 29 5 30

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