Wise v. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.

Filing 35

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 11/9/2018. (Rooney, M)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 FRESNO DIVISION 11 12 ELIZABETH WISE, an individual, Lead Case: 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG 13 Plaintiff, Member Case: 1:18-cv-00750-DAD-BAM 14 v. STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER PURSUANT TO L.R. 143 15 16 17 ULTA SALON, COSMETICS & FRAGRANCE, INC.; and DOES 1-100, inclusive, (ECF No. 34) Defendants. 18 19 20 JULIE ZEPEDA, 21 Plaintiff, 22 v. 23 24 ULTA SALON, COSMETICS & FRAGRANCE, INC., 25 Defendant. 26 27 28 STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER CASE NO. 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG 1 The parties agree that during the course of discovery it may be necessary to disclose 2 certain confidential information relating to the subject matter of this action. They agree that certain 3 categories of such information should be treated as confidential, protected from disclosure outside this 4 litigation, and used only for purposes of prosecuting or defending this action and any appeals. The 5 parties jointly request entry of this proposed Protective Order to limit the disclosure, dissemination, 6 and use of certain identified categories of confidential information. 7 The parties assert in support of their request that protection of the identified categories 8 of confidential information is necessary because litigation of this matter may seek discovery of private 9 information concerning parties and non-parties, including but not limited to: financial information 10 regarding the parties; personnel information regarding Plaintiff, as well as personnel information of 11 other employees and former employees of Defendant; and confidential or proprietary information 12 related to the business and operation of Defendant. The parties agree that a protective order is 13 necessary for these categories of information to protect third-party’s confidential financial data, 14 Defendant’s confidential business information, and Plaintiff’s personal financial data. Further, the 15 parties agree that due to the complexity of this lawsuit as a consolidated putative class action, the 16 proposed protective order should be entered by the court. 17 18 19 For the following reasons and for good cause shown under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c), the Court grants the parties’ joint request and hereby enters the following Protective Order: 1. Scope. All documents and materials produced in the course of discovery of this 20 case, including initial disclosures, responses to discovery requests, all deposition testimony and 21 exhibits, and information derived directly therefrom (hereinafter collectively “documents”), are 22 subject to this Order concerning Confidential Information as set forth below. As there is a presumption 23 in favor of open and public judicial proceedings in the federal courts, this Order will be strictly con- 24 strued in favor of public disclosure and open proceedings wherever possible. 25 2. Definition of Confidential Information. As used in this Order, “Confidential 26 Information” is defined as information that the producing party designates in good faith has been 27 previously maintained in a confidential manner and should be protected from disclosure and use 28 outside the litigation because its disclosure and use is restricted by statute or could potentially cause STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER 1. CASE NO. 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG 1 harm to the interests of disclosing party or nonparties. For purposes of this Order, the parties will limit 2 their designation of “Confidential Information” to the following categories of information or 3 documents: financial information regarding he parties; personnel information regarding Plaintiff, as 4 well as personnel information of other employees and former employees of Defendant; and 5 confidential or proprietary information related to the business and operation of Defendant. 6 7 8 Information or documents that are available to the public may not be designated as Confidential Information. 3. Form and Timing of Designation. The producing party may designate 9 documents as containing Confidential Information and therefore subject to protection under this Order 10 by marking or placing the words “CONFIDENTIAL” (hereinafter “the marking”) on the document 11 and on all copies in a manner that will not interfere with the legibility of the document. As used in 12 this Order, “copies” includes electronic images, duplicates, extracts, summaries, or descriptions that 13 contain the Confidential Information. The marking will be applied prior to or at the time the 14 documents are produced or disclosed. Applying the marking to a document does not mean that the 15 document has any status or protection by statute or otherwise except to the extent and for the purposes 16 of this Order. Copies that are made of any designated documents must also bear the marking, except 17 that indices, electronic databases, or lists of documents that do not contain substantial portions or 18 images of the text of marked documents and do not otherwise disclose the substance of the 19 Confidential Information are not required to be marked. By marking a designated document as 20 confidential, the designating attorney thereby certifies that the document contains Confidential 21 Information as defined in this Order. 22 4. Inadvertent Failure to Designate. Inadvertent failure to designate any 23 document or material as containing Confidential Information will not constitute a waiver of an 24 otherwise valid claim of confidentiality pursuant to this Order, so long as a claim of confidentiality is 25 asserted within fourteen (14) days after discovery of the inadvertent failure. 26 5. Depositions. Deposition testimony will be deemed confidential only if 27 designated as such when the deposition is taken or within a reasonable time period after receipt of the 28 deposition transcript. Such designation must be specific as to the portions of the transcript and/or any STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER 2. CASE NO. 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG 1 exhibits to be protected. 2 6. Protection of Confidential Material. 3 (a) General Protections. Designated Confidential Information must be used or 4 5 disclosed solely for purposes of prosecuting or defending this lawsuit, including any appeals. (b) Who May View Designated Confidential Information. Except with the prior 6 written consent of the designating party or prior order of the court, designated Confidential 7 Information may only be disclosed to the following persons: (1) The parties to this litigation, including any employees, agents, and representatives of the parties; 8 9 (2) Counsel for the parties and employees and agents of counsel; 10 (3) The court and court personnel, including any special master appointed by the court, and members of the jury; (4) Court reporters, recorders, and videographers engaged for depositions; 11 12 13 (5) Any mediator appointed by the court or jointly selected by the parties; 14 (6) Any expert witness, outside consultant, or investigator retained specifically in connection with this litigation, but only after such persons have completed the certification contained in Attachment A, Acknowledgment and Agreement to be Bound; 15 16 17 (7) Any potential, anticipated, or actual fact witness and his or her counsel, but only to the extent such confidential documents or information will assist the witness in recalling, relating, or explaining facts or in testifying, and only after such persons have been informed of the Protective Order and are advised that they are required to abide thereby; 18 19 20 (8) The author or recipient of the document (not including a person who received the document in the course of the litigation); 21 22 (9) Independent providers of document reproduction, electronic discovery, or other litigation services retained or employed specifically in connection with this litigation; and 23 24 (10) Other persons only upon consent of the producing party and on such conditions as the parties may agree. 25 26 (c) Control of Documents. The parties must take reasonable efforts to prevent 27 28 STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER 3. CASE NO. 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG 1 unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of documents designated as containing Confidential Informa- 2 tion pursuant to the terms of this Order. 7. 3 Filing of Confidential Information. In the event a party seeks to file any 4 document containing Confidential Information subject to protection under this Order with the court, 5 that party must take appropriate action to ensure that the document receives proper protection from 6 public disclosure including: (a) filing a redacted document with the consent of the party who 7 designated the document as confidential; (b) where appropriate (e.g., in relation to discovery and 8 evidentiary motions), submitting the document solely for in camera review; or (c) when the preceding 9 measures are inadequate, seeking permission to file the document under seal by filing a motion for 10 leave to file under seal in accordance with L-R 141. 11 Nothing in this Order will be construed as a prior directive to allow any document to 12 be filed under seal. The parties understand that the requested documents may be filed under seal only 13 with the permission of the court after proper motion. If the motion is granted and the requesting party 14 permitted to file the requested documents under seal, only counsel of record and unrepresented parties 15 will have access to the sealed documents. Pro hac vice attorneys must obtain sealed documents from 16 local counsel. 17 8. Challenges to a Confidential Designation. The designation of any material 18 or document as Confidential Information is subject to challenge by any party. In the event that counsel 19 for a party receiving Confidential Information objects to such designation with respect to any or all of 20 such items, said counsel shall advise counsel for the designating party, in writing, of such objections, 21 the specific documents, testimony or information to which each objection pertains, and the specific 22 reasons and support for such objections. Counsel for the designating party shall have fifteen (15) days 23 from receipt of the written such objections to agree in writing to de-designate documents, testimony 24 or information pursuant to any or all of the objections. If counsel for the designating party fails to 25 agree, then counsel for the party challenging designation may file a motion with the Court challenging 26 any or all confidential designations. Pending a resolution of such motion by the Court, any and all 27 existing designations at issue shall remain in place. The designating party shall have the burden of 28 establishing the applicability of its confidential designation(s). In the event that the objections are STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER 4. CASE NO. 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG 1 neither timely agreed to nor timely addressed in a motion to uphold the confidential designation(s), 2 then such documents, testimony or information shall remain designated as Confidential Information. 3 9. Use of Confidential Documents or Information at Trial or Hearing. 4 Nothing in this Order will be construed to affect the use of any document, material, or information at 5 any trial or hearing. A party that intends to present or that anticipates that another party may present 6 Confidential Information at a hearing or trial must bring that issue to the attention of the court and the 7 other parties without disclosing the Confidential Information. The court may thereafter make such 8 orders as are necessary to govern the use of such documents or information at the hearing or trial. 9 10. Obligations on Conclusion of Litigation. 10 (a) Order Remains in Effect. Unless otherwise agreed or ordered, all provisions 11 12 of this Order will remain in effect and continue to be binding after conclusion of the litigation. (b) Return of Confidential Documents. Within sixty (60) days after this litigation 13 concludes by settlement, final judgment, or final order, including all appeals, all documents designated 14 as containing Confidential Information, including copies as defined above, must be returned to the 15 party who previously produced the document unless: (1) the document has been offered into evidence 16 or filed without restriction as to disclosure; (2) the parties agree to destruction of the document to the 17 extent practicable in lieu of return; or (3) as to documents bearing the notations, summations, or other 18 mental impressions of the receiving party, that party elects to destroy the documents and certifies to 19 the producing party that it has done so. 20 (c) Retention of Work Product. Notwithstanding the above requirements to 21 return or destroy documents, counsel may retain attorney work product, including an index which 22 refers or relates to designated Confidential Information, so long as that work product does not duplicate 23 verbatim substantial portions of the text or images of designated documents. This work product will 24 continue to be confidential under this Order. 25 11. Order Subject to Modification. This Order is subject to modification by the 26 court on its own motion or on motion of any party or any other person with standing concerning the 27 subject matter. The Order must not, however, be modified until the parties have been given notice 28 and an opportunity to be heard on the proposed modification. STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER 5. CASE NO. 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG 1 12. No Prior Judicial Determination. This Order is entered based on the 2 representations and agreements of the parties and for the purpose of facilitating discovery. Nothing 3 in this Order will be construed or presented as a judicial determination that any document or material 4 designated as Confidential Information by counsel or the parties is entitled to protection under Fed. R. 5 Civ. P. 26(c) or otherwise until such time as the court may rule on a specific document or issue. 6 13. Persons Bound by Protective Order. This Order will take effect when entered 7 and is binding upon all counsel of record and their law firms, the parties, and persons made subject to 8 this Order by its terms. 9 14. Jurisdiction. The court’s jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this Order 10 will terminate on the final disposition of this case. But a party may file a motion to seek leave to 11 reopen the case to enforce the provisions of this Order. 12 15. Applicability to Parties Later Joined. If additional persons or entities become 13 parties to this lawsuit, they must not be given access to any Confidential Information until they execute 14 and file with the court their written agreement to be bound by the provisions of this Order. 15 16. Protections Extended to Third-Party’s Confidential Information. The 16 parties agree to extend the provisions of this Protective Order to Confidential Information produced 17 in this case by third parties, if timely requested by the third party. 18 17. Confidential Information Subpoenaed or Ordered Produced in Other 19 Litigation. If a receiving party is served with a subpoena or an order issued in other litigation that 20 would compel disclosure of any material or document designated in this action as Confidential 21 Information, the receiving party must so notify the designating party, in writing, immediately and in 22 no event more than three business days after receiving the subpoena or order. Such notification must 23 include a copy of the subpoena or court order. 24 The receiving party also must immediately inform in writing the party who caused the 25 subpoena or order to issue in the other litigation that some or all of the material covered by the 26 subpoena or order is the subject of this Order. In addition, the receiving party must deliver a copy of 27 this Order promptly to the party in the other action that caused the subpoena to issue. 28 The purpose of imposing these duties is to alert the interested persons to the existence STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER 6. CASE NO. 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG 1 of this Order and to afford the designating party in this case an opportunity to try to protect its 2 Confidential Information in the court from which the subpoena or order issued. The designating party 3 bears the burden and the expense of seeking protection in that court of its Confidential Information, 4 and nothing in these provisions should be construed as authorizing or encouraging a receiving party 5 in this action to disobey a lawful directive from another court. The obligations set forth in this para- 6 graph remain in effect while the party has in its possession, custody, or control Confidential 7 Information designated by the other party to this case. 18. 8 Inadvertent Disclosure of Confidential Information Covered by Attorney- 9 Client Privilege or Work Product. The inadvertent disclosure or production of any information or 10 document that is subject to an objection on the basis of attorney-client privilege or work-product pro- 11 tection, including, but not limited, to information or documents that may be considered Confidential 12 Information under the Protective Order, will not be deemed to waive a party’s claim to its privileged 13 or protected nature or estop that party or the privilege holder from designating the information or 14 document as attorney-client privileged or subject to the work product doctrine at a later date. Any 15 party receiving any such information or document must return it upon request to the producing party. 16 Upon receiving such a request as to specific information or documents, the receiving party must return 17 the information or documents to the producing party within fourteen (14) days, regardless of whether 18 the receiving party agrees with the claim of privilege and/or work-product protection. Disclosure of 19 the information or document by the other party prior to such later designation will not be deemed a 20 violation of the provisions of this Order. The provisions of this section constitute an order pursuant 21 to Rules 502(d) and(e) of the Federal Rules of Evidence. 22 /// 23 /// 24 /// 25 /// 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER 7. CASE NO. 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG 1 DATED: November 8, 2018 2 3 4 /s/ Julie A. Stockton KAI-CHING CHA JULIE A. STOCKTON LITTLER MENDELSON, P.C. Attorneys for Defendant ULTA SALON, COSMETICS & FRAGRANCE, INC. 5 6 DATED: November 8, 2018 7 8 9 10 11 DATED: November 8, 2018 / s / William L. Marder WILLIAM L. MARDER POLARIS LAW GROUP LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff JULIE ZEPEDA AND THE PUTATIVE CLASS 12 13 14 DATED: November 8, 2018 / s / Dennis S. Hyun DENNIS S. HYUN HYUN LEGAL, APC Attorneys for Plaintiff JULIE ZEPEDA AND THE PUTATIVE CLASS 15 16 17 18 /s/ Robert J. Wasserman ROBERT J. WASSERMAN WILLIAM J. GORHAM, III VLADIMIR J. KOZINA MAYALL HURLEY P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff ELIZABETH WISE AND THE PUTATIVE CLASS DATED: November 8, 2018 / s / Edward W. Choi EDWARD W. CHOI LAW OFFICES OF CHOI & ASSOCIATES Attorneys for Plaintiff JULIE ZEPEDA AND THE PUTATIVE CLASS 19 20 21 FILER’S ATTESTATION 22 Pursuant to Local Rules, I, the filer of this document, attest that all other signatories 23 listed, and on whose behalf the filing is submitted, concur in the filing’s content and have authorized 24 the filing. 25 26 DATED: November 8, 2018 27 /s/ Julie A. Stockton JULIE A. STOCKTON 28 STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER 8. CASE NO. 1:17-CV-00853-DAD-EPG ORDER 1 2 3 For good cause appearing and the reasons set forth in the Stipulated Protective Order (ECF No. 34), and repeated herein, the Court grants the Parties’ Stipulated Protective Order. 4 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 9, 2018 /s/ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATED PROTECTED ORDER 9. 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