Woodland Tractor and Equipment v.. CNH Industrial America

Filing 22

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 6/8/2017 ORDERING that the parties' 21 request for entry of the proposed stipulated protective order is DENIED without prejudice to renewal. (Zignago, K.)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 WOODLAND TRACTOR AND EQUIPMENT CO., INC., 13 14 15 Plaintiff, No. 2:15-cv-2042 MCE DB ORDER v. CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, LLC, 16 17 Defendant. 18 On June 6, 2017, the parties submitted a proposed stipulated protective order regarding the 19 use of confidential information for the court’s consideration. (ECF No. 21.) Local Rule 141.1(c), 20 provides that a proposed protective order must include: 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (1) A description of the types of information eligible for protection under the order, with the description provided in general terms sufficient to reveal the nature of the information (e.g., customer list, formula for soda, diary of a troubled child); (2) A showing of particularized need for protection as to each category of information proposed to be covered by the order; and (3) A showing as to why the need for protection should be addressed by a court order, as opposed to a private agreement between or among the parties. Here, the parties’ proposed stipulated protective order fails to address the requirements of Local Rule 141.1(c). Moreover, the parties’ proposed stipulated protective order provides that 1 1 “any Confidential Information,” is to be “filed under seal.” (ECF No. 21 at 6.) The parties are 2 advised that, all documents filed with the court are presumptively public. See San Jose Mercury 3 News, Inc. v. U.S. Dist. Court, 187 F.3d 1096, 1103 (9th Cir. 1999) (“It is well-established that 4 the fruits of pretrial discovery are, in the absence of a court order to the contrary, presumptively 5 public.”). 6 Therefore, documents that are the subject of a protective order may be filed under seal 7 only if a sealing order is first obtained. See Local Rule 141.1. A party seeking to obtain a sealing 8 order shall comply with the provisions of Local Rule 141, which sets forth a specific procedure 9 for seeking a sealing order. After compliance with Local Rule 141, the court will issue an order 10 11 12 granting or denying the request to seal. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the parties’ June 6, 2017 request for entry of the proposed stipulated protective order (ECF No. 21) is denied without prejudice to renewal. 13 Dated: June 8, 2017 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DLB:6 DB\orders\orders.civil\woodland2042.stip.prot.den 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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