Lopez et al v. County of Kern et al

Filing 18

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER, signed by Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston on 9/1/2017. (Hall, S)

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1 RONALD O. KAYE, SBN 145051 KEVIN J. LaHUE, SBN 237556 2 KAYE, McLANE, BEDNARSKI & LITT, LLP 234 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 230 3 Pasadena, California 91101 4 Tel: (626) 844-7660 Fax: (626) 844-7670 5 Attorneys for Plaintiffs 6 ANA MARIA GONZALEZ LOPEZ 7 PEDRO DERKEVORKIAN 8 MARK L. NATIONS, COUNTY COUNSEL COUNTY OF KERN, STATE OF CALIFORNIA 9 By: Marshall S. Fontes, Deputy (SBN 139567) Kern County Administrative Center 10 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Fourth Floor 11 Bakersfield, CA 93301 Telephone 661-868-3800 12 Fax 661-868-3805 13 Attorneys for Defendants, County of Kern 14 Donny Youngblood, Bill Walker and Deputy Marcum UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 15 16 ANA MARIA GONZALEZ LOPEZ, 17 ET AL., CASE NO: 1:17-CV-00864 AWI JLT 18 STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON (Doc. 17) Plaintiffs, 19 vs. 20 21 COUNTY OF KERN, ET AL., Defendants. 22 23 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED TO, by and between the Parties, through 24 25 their respective counsel of record, that the following Protective Order be entered: 26 1. Definitions: 27 The following definitions shall govern the construction of this stipulation unless the 28 context otherwise requires. 29 1 ____________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON 1 (a) CONFIDENTIAL Information. “CONFIDENTIAL Information” means any and 2 all Information regardless of format or medium, including personal, proprietary, and financial 3 information, state and federal tax records, and other Information which a party has a right to 4 protect from unrestricted disclosure. In the context of the present case, it also includes, but is not 5 limited to: (1) any peace officer information protected by California Penal Code Section 832.7 6 and California Evidence Code Sections 1043 to 1047 and (2) medical and mental health records 7 of the decedent, Sergio Derkevorkian. 8 (b) Disclosing Party: “Disclosing Party” means the party who discloses 9 CONFIDENTIAL Information. 10 (c) Information. “Information” means discovery obtained through the use of 11 interrogatories, requests for admission, requests for production of documents and things, 12 depositions, subpoenas or other Information obtained during discovery. 13 (d) Notice. “Notice” means reasonable notice under the circumstances. The manner 14 and amount of Notice shall be governed by the particular circumstances. Person. “Person” means person as defined in California Evidence Code § 175. 15 (e) 16 (f) Documents. “Documents” means all written, recorded, graphic, or electronically 17 stored matter whatsoever, including, but not limited to, materials produced pursuant to Rule 34 of 18 the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, by subpoena or by agreement, deposition transcripts and 19 exhibits, interrogatory answers, responses to requests for admissions, and any portion of any 20 Court papers that quote from the foregoing and any other disclosure or discovery material that is 21 designated by the parties as “Confidential.” The term “documents” is limited to material or 22 information produced in the above-captioned litigation. 23 2. Scope and Intent. 24 (a) Until further order of the Court or stipulation of the parties, all Information 25 designated as “CONFIDENTIAL” by the Disclosing Party, to the extent such Information 26 discloses CONFIDENTIAL Information, shall be subject to this stipulation. However, nothing in 27 this stipulation shall prevent any party from seeking a modification of this stipulation or objecting 28 to the designation of Information as CONFIDENTIAL Information which the party believes to be 29 2 ____________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON 1 otherwise improper. 2 (b) The purpose and intent of this Order is to protect CONFIDENTIAL Information 3 produced by both parties. Nothing in this stipulation shall be construed to change existing law or 4 shift existing burdens. The Parties acknowledge that this Order does not confer blanket 5 protections on all disclosures, or responses to discovery, and that the protection it affords extends 6 only to the limited information, or items, that are entitled under the applicable legal principles to 7 treatment as confidential. (c) 8 The protections conferred by this Stipulated Protective Order cover not only 9 Confidential Information (as defined above), but also any information copied or extracted 10 therefrom, as well as all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations thereof, plus testimony, 11 conversations, or presentations by parties or counsel to or in court or in other settings that might 12 reveal Confidential Information. (d) 13 The parties recognize and acknowledge that some CONFIDENTIAL Information 14 which may be sought is so sensitive that a party may refuse to disclose the Information even 15 under the protection of this stipulation. In such event, this stipulation shall not be deemed consent 16 or an admission that such Information is discoverable and a party may resist disclosure until the 17 matter has been heard by the Court. (e) 18 This stipulation is the product of negotiations and, for purposes of construction 19 and interpretation, shall not be deemed to have been drafted by one party. 20 (f) This stipulation shall be submitted for the signature of the Magistrate Judge 21 assigned to this case in an ex parte manner without need of a formally noticed motion. 22 3. Designation of CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. 23 Any Disclosing Party may designate Information, or any portion of such Information, as 24 CONFIDENTIAL Information by placing the word “CONFIDENTIAL” on the Information. By 25 designating Information as CONFIDENTIAL, the Disclosing Party warrants that the designation 26 is made in good faith and on reasonable belief that the Information so designated is 27 CONFIDENTIAL Information as defined above. 28 29 3 ____________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON 1 4. Oral Deposition Testimony. 2 A party may designate as CONFIDENTIAL Information, Information disclosed during 3 oral deposition by stating so on the record or in writing within 30 days from receipt of the 4 transcript. Where documents that have been designated as CONFIDENTIAL are entered into the 5 record of a deposition or where CONFIDENTIAL Information is disclosed 6 during deposition, such portion of the deposition containing CONFIDENTIAL Information shall 7 be separately bound and marked “CONFIDENTIAL – UNDER PROTECTIVE ORDER” in a 8 conspicuous place and shall be subject to the provisions of this stipulation. 9 5. Objection to Designation. A party may at any time object to the designation of Information as CONFIDENTIAL 10 11 and move the Court for an order declaring that such Information not be designated 12 CONFIDENTIAL. No motion relating to the designation of Information as CONFIDENTIAL 13 shall be filed without first completing the following steps. First, the moving party SHALL confer 14 with the opposing party in a good faith effort to resolve the dispute. Second, if the good faith 15 effort is unsuccessful, the moving party promptly shall seek a telephonic hearing with all involved 16 parties and the Magistrate Judge. It shall be the obligation of the moving party to arrange and 17 originate the conference call to the court. Counsel must comply with Local Rule 251 or the 18 motion will be denied with prejudice and dropped from calendar. 19 6. Information Which Is Not Confidential. 20 Notwithstanding the designation of Information as CONFIDENTIAL, such Information 21 shall not be CONFIDENTIAL Information, nor shall disclosure be limited in accordance with this 22 stipulation where such Information is: 23 (a) 24 7. CONFIDENTIAL Information Obtained from Third Parties. 25 If CONFIDENTIAL Information is obtained from a third party, the third party may adopt At the time of disclosure, in the public domain by publication otherwise; 26 the benefits and burdens of this stipulation. Likewise, any party may designate material or 27 Information obtained from a third party as CONFIDENTIAL. 28 /// 29 4 ____________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON 1 8. Inadvertent Disclosure. 2 An inadvertent failure to designate qualified information or items as Confidential does 3 not, standing alone, waive the Designating Party’s right to secure protection under this Stipulated 4 Protective Order for such material. If material is appropriately designated as Confidential after the 5 material was initially produced, the Receiving Party, on notification of the designation, must 6 make reasonable efforts to assure that the material is treated in accordance with the provisions of 7 this Order. 8 9. Documents Filed With The Court. 9 If a party wishes to file documents with the Court which contain material designated 10 CONFIDENTIAL, that party SHALL comply with Local Rules 140 and 141. 11 10. Dissemination to Third Parties. 12 (a) CONFIDENTIAL Information shall be disclosed only to the parties to this 13 stipulation, their experts, consultants, and counsel. Before any person receives access to 14 CONFIDENTIAL Information, each shall execute a copy of the form attached hereto as Exhibit 15 A, reciting that he, she or it has read a copy of this stipulation and agrees to be bound by its terms. 16 (b) If any person who has obtained CONFIDENTIAL Information under the terms of 17 this stipulation receives a subpoena commanding the production of CONFIDENTIAL 18 Information, such person shall promptly notify the Disclosing Party of the service of the 19 subpoena. The person receiving the subpoena shall not produce any CONFIDENTIAL 20 Information in response to the subpoena without either the prior written consent of the Disclosing 21 Party or order of the Court. 22 11. Use of CONFIDENTIAL Information During Trial. 23 The Parties will identify in their exchange of Pre-Trial exhibit lists any documents they 24 intend to use which are CONFIDENTIAL. If a party intends to introduce into evidence any 25 CONFIDENTIAL Information at trial, which the opposing party has objected to in the exchange 26 of Pre-Trial exhibit lists, that party SHALL notify the Court in the joint pretrial conference 27 statement of this intention and SHALL seek an order related to the introduction of this evidence at 28 trial. The moving party SHALL comply with the Court’s pretrial order regarding whether this 29 5 ____________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON 1 order will be sought in limine or otherwise. If a party seeks to introduce at trial evidence which 2 that party has designated as CONFIDENTIAL Information, other parties which desire to use said 3 information, are not required to notify the Court of the intent to use the CONFIDENTIAL 4 Information. 5 A party may also seek to use CONFIDENTIAL Information for purposes of rebuttal but 6 are required to notify the Court prior to introducing the evidence at trial. 7 12. Duty to Use Reasonable Care. 8 All persons bound by this stipulation shall have the duty to use reasonable care and 9 precaution to prevent violations thereof. 10 13. Enforcement. 11 (a) Prior to bringing any motion or application before the Court for enforcement of 12 this stipulation, the parties shall, comply with the procedures set forth in paragraph 5. (b) 13 In the event anyone shall violate, attempt to violate or threaten to violate any of 14 the terms of this stipulation, after compliance with the procedures in paragraph 5, the aggrieved 15 party may apply to the Court to obtain compliance with this stipulation or to obtain appropriate 16 injunctive relief. Each party agrees that, in response to an application for injunctive relief, it will 17 not assert the defense that the aggrieved party possesses an adequate remedy at law. 18 (c) The Court may make any order against a party to this stipulation it deems 19 appropriate to compel compliance in addition to any injunctive relief available to the parties. 20 (d) If CONFIDENTIAL Information is disclosed to any person other than as allowed 21 by this stipulation, the person responsible for the disclosure must immediately bring all pertinent 22 facts relating to such disclosure to the attention of counsel for the aggrieved party and without 23 prejudice to the other rights and remedies of any party, make every effort to prevent further 24 disclosure. Fines and/or sanctions for inadvertent or intentional disclosure shall be decided by the 25 Court after briefing and argument by all parties concerned. 26 14. Return/Destruction of Documents. 27 Within 60 days after final termination of this action, including all appeals, each party 28 shall be responsible for returning or destroying all original and/or copies of all CONFIDENTIAL 29 6 ____________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON 1 Information produced during the course of this action and subject to this order, including all 2 excerpts thereof, except that counsel may retain all memoranda, and correspondence derived from 3 such CONFIDENTIAL Information and any such CONFIDENTIAL Information necessary for 4 purposes of maintaining a legal file but after the end of such years, all such retained 5 CONFIDENTIAL Information shall be returned or destroyed. 6 15. Modification And Amendments. 7 Except as to those modifications made by the Court, this stipulation may be modified or 8 amended without leave of Court by unanimous written agreement of the parties hereto. 9 16. 10 Duration of Stipulation. Provided the court makes this stipulation an order of the Court, this stipulation shall 11 survive and remain in full force and effect after the termination of this lawsuit, whether by final 12 judgment after exhaustion of all appeals or by dismissal, and the Court shall retain jurisdiction 13 over the parties and their attorneys for the purpose of enforcing the terms of this stipulation. Respectfully submitted, 14 15 KAYE, McLANE, BEDNARSKI & LITT, LLP 16 17 Dated: September 1, 2017 By: 20 /s/ Kevin J. LaHue RONALD O. KAYE KEVIN J. LAHUE Attorneys for Plaintiffs ANA MARIA GONZALEZ LOPEZ PEDRO DERKEVORKIAN 21 MARK L. NATIONS, COUNTY COUNSEL 18 19 22 23 Dated: September 1, 2017 By: /s/ Marshall S. Fontes MARSHALL S. FONTES, Deputy Attorneys for Defendant 24 25 26 27 28 29 7 ____________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON 1 [PROPOSED] ORDER 2 Based on the stipulation of the parties, the Court ORDERS: 3 1. The stipulated protective order (Doc. 17) is GRANTED. 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 7 Dated: September 1, 2017 /s/ Jennifer L. Thurston 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 29 8 ____________________________________________________________________________ STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER AND [PROPOSED] ORDER THEREON

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