Warthemann v. Lowe's Home Centers, LLC, et al

Filing 26

PROTECTIVE ORDER re 25 signed by Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on 10/4/2019. (Jessen, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 FRANK WARTHEMANN Plaintiff(s), 12 13 Case No.: 1:19-cv-00730-LJO-BAM (Stanislaus County Superior Court Case No. CV-19-002059) v. LOWE’S HOME CENTERS, LLC and 14 DOES 1 to 10, Inclusive PROTECTIVE ORDER (Doc. 25) Defendant(s). 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 The Court having read the parties’ Joint Motion for Entry of a Protective Order in this matter, finding no objection and good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this motion is GRANTED, and the following protective order is entered: 1. All Confidential Documents shall be designated as “Confidential” by 22 the producing party and shall be revealed only to the parties, a settlement officer, 23 counsel of record in this case, paralegals, law clerks and secretarial employees under 24 counsel’s direct supervision, and such persons as are employed by counsel to act as 25 experts in this action. Information and documentation considered “Confidential” are 26 subject to protection under the Local Rules of the U.S. District Court – Eastern 27 District of California, Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and other 28 provisions of Federal law. 30 31 -1PROTECTIVE ORDER WARTHEMANN V. LOWE’S HOME CENTERS 1:19-CV-00730-LJO-BAM 1 2. Counsel for both parties shall use all Confidential Documents solely for 2 the purposes of preparation for and trial of this action. Under no circumstances shall 3 information or materials covered by this Protective Order be disclosed to anyone 4 other than counsel of record in this action, paralegals, law clerks, secretarial 5 employees under counsel’s direct supervision, such persons employed to act as 6 experts in this action, and the court and its personnel. At the conclusion of the 7 proceedings in this action, all documents and information subject to this Protective 8 Order, including any copies or extracts or summaries thereof, or documents 9 containing information taken therefrom, shall be returned to counsel for the 10 producing party or destroyed. Counsel for the receiving party must also submit to 11 the producing party a written certification that identifies all the confidential material 12 that was returned or destroyed and affirms that neither the party nor their counsel has 13 retained any confidential material. 14 3. Prior to disclosure of any documents designated as “Confidential” to 15 paralegals, law clerks, or secretarial employees, counsel for the receiving party shall 16 require such employees to read this Protective Order and agree to be bound by its 17 terms. 18 4. If counsel for the receiving party determines that for purposes of this 19 action, documents or information produced by the producing party and designated as 20 “Confidential” must be revealed to a person employed to act as an expert in this 21 action, then counsel may reveal the designated documents or information to such 22 person, after first complying with the following: 23 (a) 24 25 Counsel shall have the expert read this Order and shall explain the contents thereof to such expert. (b) Counsel shall require such expert to sign a copy of this protective order 26 that states: “I have read and understood the terms of this protective 27 order. I further agree to be bound by its terms.” Nothing in this 28 paragraph shall be deemed to enlarge the right to conduct discovery of 30 31 -2PROTECTIVE ORDER WARTHEMANN V. LOWE’S HOME CENTERS 1:19-CV-00730-LJO-BAM 1 any experts, except solely with respect to the ability of such expert to 2 protect Confidential information and documents from re-disclosure. 3 5. The recipient of any Confidential information that is provided pursuant 4 to this Order shall maintain such information in a secure and safe area and shall 5 exercise due and proper care with respect to its storage, custody and use. 6 6. Inadvertent failure to designate documents or information as 7 “Confidential” at the time of production or disclosure shall not constitute a waiver of 8 any party’s right to later designate them “Confidential.” Once a belated designation 9 has been made, the relevant documents shall be treated as Confidential in accordance 10 11 with this Protective Order. 7. The Court’s Order is subject to revocation and modification by Order of 12 the Court upon written stipulation of the parties, or upon motion and reasonable 13 notice, including opportunity for hearing and presentation of evidence. 14 8. This Order does not apply to the Court and court personnel, who are 15 subject only to the Court’s internal procedures regarding the handling of material 16 filed or lodged, including material filed or lodged under seal. 17 18 19 9. Any use of Protected Material at trial shall be governed by the orders of the trial judge. This Order does not govern the use of Protected Material at trial. 10. If counsel for either party plans to file a motion or other document with 20 the court that will include any of the Confidential Documents as exhibits or 21 attachments, said counsel must first notify the producing party’s counsel in writing at 22 least 21 days before filing said motion or other document with the court so the 23 producing party’s counsel has the ability to move to seal the Confidential Documents 24 under applicable law and rules. 25 11. Nothing shall be filed under seal, and the Court shall not be required to 26 take any action, without separate prior order by the Judge before whom the hearing 27 or proceeding will take place, after application by the affected party with appropriate 28 notice to opposing counsel. The parties shall follow and abide by applicable law, 30 31 -3PROTECTIVE ORDER WARTHEMANN V. LOWE’S HOME CENTERS 1:19-CV-00730-LJO-BAM 1 2 3 including Civ. L.R. 141, with respect to filing documents under seal. 12. The Court may modify the protective order in the interests of justice or for public policy reasons. 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 6 7 Dated: October 4, 2019 /s/ Barbara A. McAuliffe _ 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 30 31 -4PROTECTIVE ORDER WARTHEMANN V. LOWE’S HOME CENTERS 1:19-CV-00730-LJO-BAM

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