Orr v. Coverall North America, Inc.

Filing 8

STIPULATION and PROTECTIVE ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 3/5/2018. (Zignago, K.)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 GAVRILOV & BROOKS J. EDWARD BROOKS (SBN 247767) ELIEZER M. COHEN (SBN 302248) 2315 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, CA 95816 Telephone: (916) 504-0529 Facsimile: (916) 473-5870 Email: ebrooks@gavrilovlaw.com Email: ecohen@gavrilovlaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiff KENT ORR 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 JACKSON LEWIS P.C. JAMES T. JONES (SBN 167967) PHOEBE M. VU (SBN 291508) 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1600 Sacramento, California 95814 Telephone: (916) 341-0404 Facsimile: (916) 341-0141 Email: jonesj@jacksonlewis.com phoebe.vu@jacksonlewis.com Attorneys for Defendant COVERALL NORTH AMERICA, INC. 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 16 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 17 18 KENT ORR, 19 Plaintiff, 20 21 22 No. 2:16-cv-02891-WBS-DB JOINT STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER v. COVERALL NORTH AMERICA, INC., a Delaware corporation; and Does 1 through 50, inclusive, 23 Defendants. Complaint Filed: Trial Date: 24 25 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 1 Joint Stipulation and Protective Order 10.06.16 None Set 1 WHEREAS: 2 1. Disclosure and discovery activity in this action are likely to involve production of 3 confidential, proprietary, or private information for which special protection from public 4 disclosure and from use for any purpose other than prosecuting this litigation may be warranted. 5 Accordingly, the parties hereby stipulate to and petition the court to enter the following Stipulated 6 Protective Order. The parties acknowledge that this Order does not confer blanket protections on 7 all disclosures or responses to discovery and that the protection it affords from public disclosure 8 and use extends only to the limited information or items that are entitled to confidential treatment 9 under the applicable legal principles. The parties further acknowledge, as set forth in Section 7, 10 below, that this Joint Stipulation and Protective Order does not entitle them to file confidential 11 information under seal; Local Rule 141 sets forth the procedures that must be followed and the 12 standards that will be applied when a party seeks permission from the court to file material under 13 seal. 14 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED by all parties to the above-captioned 15 action (the "Action"), through their undersigned counsel, and subject to the approval of the Court, 16 that the following provisions shall govern documents and information produced in this Action: 17 1. Designated Material. During discovery herein, any information or material within 18 the scope of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(c), including but not limited to documents, 19 deposition testimony, transcripts and exhibits, interrogatory answers, responses to request to 20 admit and other written, recorded or graphic materials, may be designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" 21 by the person or entity producing, providing, filing or lodging it or by any party to this action (the 22 "Designating Person"). All "CONFIDENTIAL" information and material, and all information or 23 material derived from it, constitutes "Designated Material" under this Stipulation and Order. 24 2. Access to Designated Material. The designation of any document as 25 "CONFIDENTIAL" shall not preclude any party from showing or providing a copy of the 26 document to any person who appears as an author, addressee or recipient on the face of the 27 document. 28 whatsoever, except in connection with the litigation of the Action, including the preparation, trial Designated Material shall not be otherwise used or disclosed for any purposes 2 Joint Stipulation and Protective Order 1 and any appeal of the Action, and may be disclosed only to the following persons: 2 3 (a) employees (former or current); 4 5 the named parties to this Action and their officers, directors and/or (b) the parties' counsel, including in-house counsel, and such counsel's legal associates, paralegals, secretaries, and offices’ staffs; 6 (c) independent experts or consultants and their staffs specifically retained to 7 assist counsel in this litigation, provided that any such experts or consultants shall, prior to any 8 disclosure, execute an undertaking to be bound by this Stipulation and Order (in the form attached 9 hereto as Appendix A), which shall be maintained at the office of counsel retaining such expert or 10 consultant and produced to opposing counsel at the earlier of the first designation of those 11 particular expert witnesses or the conclusion of the Action; 12 (d) third parties specifically retained by counsel for parties to this Action (or 13 their legal associates and their offices’ staffs) for mailing, copying or computer coding of 14 documents, but only for such mailing, copying or computer coding purposes; 15 (e) 16 of this Stipulation and Order; and 17 (f) 18 3. the Court, court reporters, jury and court officers, pursuant to paragraph 7 any witness shown the document in a deposition in this litigation. Copies of Designated Material. Copies and extracts of Designated Material may 19 be made by or for only those persons authorized by paragraph 2 to review such materials, 20 provided that all copies and extracts are appropriately marked as "CONFIDENTIAL." All copies 21 and extracts of Designated Material are subject to the provisions of this Stipulation and Order as 22 though they were original Designated Material. 23 4. Custody of Designated Material. All documents containing information 24 designated "CONFIDENTIAL" and notes or other records regarding that information shall be 25 maintained in the custody of the parties' outside and/or in-house counsel, and no partial or 26 complete copies thereof containing Designated Material shall be retained by anyone else at any 27 location, except that independent experts and consultants may retain documents on a temporary 28 basis for purposes of study, analysis and preparation of the case. 3 Joint Stipulation and Protective Order 1 2 5. Designating Documents. The designation of all or a portion of a document as 3 "CONFIDENTIAL" shall be made by placing such legend on each designated page of the 4 document prior to production or, in the case of a document produced by a non-party that is not the 5 Designating Person with respect to such document, such designation by the party shall be made 6 (a) within twenty calendar days from the date that the Designating Person (party) receives notice 7 that the document has been produced; and (b) by notice, whether by captioned notice or by letter, 8 to all other parties, identifying with particularity the Designated Material. Until the twenty 9 calendar day time period elapses, all materials produced by someone other than a party shall be 10 11 12 treated as "CONFIDENTIAL." 6. Designating Depositions. (a) Deposition transcripts or portions thereof may be designated as 13 "CONFIDENTIAL" either: 14 captioned, written notice to the reporter and all counsel of record, given within ten court days 15 following notice from the reporter that the transcript is available for review, in which case all 16 counsel receiving such notice shall be responsible for marking the copies of the designated 17 transcript or portion thereof in their possession or control as "CONFIDENTIAL." Pending 18 expiration of the ten court days, the deposition transcript shall be treated as if it had been 19 designated "CONFIDENTIAL." 20 (b) (i) at the deposition itself, by request of any party, or (ii) by Where testimony is designated at a deposition, the Designating Person may 21 exclude from the deposition all persons other than those to whom the Designated Material may be 22 disclosed under paragraph 2 of this Stipulation and Order. 23 (c) Any party may mark Designated Material as a deposition exhibit and 24 examine any witness thereon, provided (i) that the exhibit and related transcript pages receive the 25 same confidentiality designation as the original Designated Material, and (ii) that either the 26 deposition witness is one to whom the exhibit may be disclosed under paragraph 2 of this 27 Stipulation and Order, or the deposition witness is an officer, director, member, partner or 28 employee of the Designating Person with respect to such Designated Material. 4 Joint Stipulation and Protective Order 1 2 3 7. 4 Procedures for Filing Records under Seal. (a) Any party may seek to lodge and/or file Designated Material under seal 5 with the Court by noticed motion pursuant to Local Rule 141, and the other party expressly agrees 6 not to oppose any such motion. 7 (b) The parties expressly agree that lodging and/or filing of Designated 8 Material with the Court not under seal shall not be deemed nor constitute a waiver of 9 confidentiality under the terms of this Stipulation and Order. 10 8. Objections. A party may challenge the propriety of any designation under this 11 Stipulation and Order at any time. A challenge may be made by serving on all other parties a 12 captioned notice of objection, which shall identify with particularity the Designated Material as to 13 which the designation is challenged, state the basis for each challenge and propose a new 14 designation for each item. The challenged material shall be deemed redesignated as proposed 15 unless, within thirty calendar days after service, the Designating Person has filed and served a 16 motion for a protective order to maintain the original designation or to establish other 17 confidentiality protections. 18 19 9. No Prejudice. (a) Nothing in this Stipulation and Order shall preclude any party from seeking 20 and obtaining additional or different protection with respect to the confidentiality of any 21 information or material. 22 (b) This Stipulation and Order shall not diminish any existing obligation or 23 right with respect to Designated Material, nor shall it prevent a disclosure to which the 24 Designating Person consents before the disclosure takes place. 25 (c) The parties shall exert their best efforts to assert any claims of 26 confidentiality prior to the disclosure of any discovery materials. 27 document by any party shall be without prejudice to any claim by the producing party that such 28 material should have been designated as "CONFIDENTIAL." Claims of confidentiality may be 5 Joint Stipulation and Protective Order The production of any 1 asserted in writing and with particularity within a reasonable time after learning of such 2 inadvertent or mistaken disclosure and such documents shall be treated as if the claim were made 3 prior to disclosure. 4 mistakenly disclosed, the producing party asserts a claim that such documents are 5 "CONFIDENTIAL," the receiving party shall take prompt steps to ensure that all known copies 6 of such documents are returned promptly to the producing party for designation as such and 7 prompt return to the receiving party. 8 confidentiality, as set forth herein. 9 10. If within a reasonable time after such documents are inadvertently or The parties may thereafter contest such claims of Discovery Obtained By Other Means. This Stipulation is not applicable to 10 Designated Material if copies of such documents already have been obtained by the receiving 11 party in a manner not subject to this Stipulation. 12 11. Final Disposition. Upon final termination of the Action and at the written request 13 of the designating or the producing person, all Designated Material and all copies thereof shall, 14 within 30 days of such final termination, be returned to counsel for the person that produced the 15 material or destroyed. However, counsel may retain pleadings, attorney and consultant work 16 product, and depositions, for archival purposes. 17 12. Subpoenas Seeking Designated Material. If any person that has obtained 18 Designated Material under the terms of this Stipulation and Order receives a subpoena 19 commanding the production of any such Designated Material, such person shall promptly notify 20 the Designating Person of the service of the subpoena in order to afford the Designating Person 21 an opportunity to object. The person receiving the subpoena shall not produce any Designated 22 Material in response to the subpoena without either the prior written consent of the Designating 23 Person, or a prior order of the Court in which the subpoena was served. 24 25 13. Improper Disclosure. (a) The parties and their counsel shall have the duty to use reasonable care and 26 precaution to protect the confidentiality of material covered by this Stipulation and Order. If 27 Designated Material submitted in accordance with the terms of this Stipulation and Order is 28 disclosed to any person other than in the manner authorized by the terms herein, the party and 6 Joint Stipulation and Protective Order 1 person responsible for the disclosure must immediately bring all pertinent facts relating to such 2 disclosure to the attention of the party producing such information and, without prejudice to any 3 other rights of the Designating Person, make every effort to prevent further disclosure by it or by 4 the person(s) to whom such information was disclosed. 5 (b) The parties agree that the unauthorized disclosure of Designated Material 6 shall cause irreparable injury to the non-breaching party and, accordingly, in the event of any 7 breach or threatened breach of the provisions herein, the non-breaching party shall be entitled to 8 seek immediate injunctive relief, by way of ex parte hearing or otherwise as allowed by law or 9 equity. The decision by the non-breaching party to seek such injunctive relief will be without 10 prejudice to any other rights or remedies, legal or equitable, which the non-breaching party might 11 have in the event of such a breach or threatened breach, and neither the seeking by the non- 12 breaching party of any such relief nor the obtaining by the non-breaching party of any other such 13 relief will be a waiver or release of any of the non-breaching party's other rights or remedies in 14 such event. 15 14. Survival. The binding effect of this Stipulation and Order shall survive 16 termination of this Action, and the Court shall retain jurisdiction to enforce the Stipulation and 17 Order. 18 15. Immediate Obligation. The parties’ duties described in this Stipulation and Order 19 to maintain the confidentiality of Designated Material and only use such material and information 20 for purposes of this litigation shall commence upon execution of this document by their counsel 21 regardless of when or if the terms herein become an order of the Court. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 7 Joint Stipulation and Protective Order 1 Dated: February 23, 2018 GAVRILOV & BROOKS 2 By: 3 /s/ Eliezer M. Cohen J. EDWARD BROOKS ELIEZER M. COHEN 4 Attorneys for Plaintiff KENT ORR 5 6 7 Dated: February 23, 2018 JACKSON LEWIS P.C. 8 By: 9 10 11 /s/ Phoebe M. Vu JAMES T. JONES PHOEBE M. VU Attorneys for Defendant COVERALL NORTH AMERICA, INC. 12 13 ORDER 14 Pursuant to the parties’ stipulation, IT IS SO ORDERED. 15 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT: 16 1. Requests to seal documents shall be made by motion before the same judge who will 17 decide the matter related to that request to seal. 18 2. The designation of documents (including transcripts of testimony) as confidential 19 pursuant to this order does not automatically entitle the parties to file such a document with the 20 court under seal. Parties are advised that any request to seal documents in this district is governed 21 by Local Rule 141. In brief, Local Rule 141 provides that documents may only be sealed by a 22 written order of the court after a specific request to seal has been made. L.R. 141(a). However, a 23 mere request to seal is not enough under the local rules. In particular, Local Rule 141(b) requires 24 that “[t]he ‘Request to Seal Documents’ shall set forth the statutory or other authority for sealing, 25 the requested duration, the identity, by name or category, of persons to be permitted access to the 26 document, and all relevant information.” L.R. 141(b) (emphasis added). 27 3. A request to seal material must normally meet the high threshold of showing that 28 “compelling reasons” support secrecy; however, where the material is, at most, “tangentially 8 Joint Stipulation and Protective Order 1 related” to the merits of a case, the request to seal may be granted on a showing of “good cause.” 2 Ctr. for Auto Safety v. Chrysler Grp., LLC, 809 F.3d 1092, 1096-1102 (9th Cir. 2016); 3 Kamakana v. City and County of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1178-80 (9th Cir. 2006). 4 4. Nothing in this order shall limit the testimony of parties or non-parties, or the use of 5 certain documents, at any court hearing or trial – such determinations will only be made by the 6 court at the hearing or trial, or upon an appropriate motion. 7 5. With respect to motions regarding any disputes concerning this protective order which 8 the parties cannot informally resolve, the parties shall follow the procedures outlined in Local 9 Rule 251. Absent a showing of good cause, the court will not hear discovery disputes on an ex 10 parte basis or on shortened time. 11 6. The parties may not modify the terms of this Protective Order without the court’s 12 approval. If the parties agree to a potential modification, they shall submit a stipulation and 13 proposed order for the court’s consideration. 14 15 16 7. Pursuant to Local Rule 141.1(f), the court will not retain jurisdiction over enforcement of the terms of this Protective Order after the action is terminated. 8. Any provision in the parties’ stipulation that is in conflict with anything in this order is 17 hereby DISAPPROVED. 18 Dated: March 5, 2018 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 DLB:6 DB\orders\orders.civil\orr2891.stip.prot.ord 26 27 28 9 Joint Stipulation and Protective Order 1 APPENDIX A48 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 4 5 KENT ORR, 6 7 8 9 CASE NO. 2:16-CV-02891-WBS-DB Plaintiff, CONFIDENTIAL UNDERTAKING v. COVERALL NORTH AMERICA, INC., a Delaware corporation; and Does 1 through 50, inclusive, 10 Defendants. 11 12 1. My name is ______________________________. My home address is 13 _____________________________________. 14 (state position) by __________________________________________ (state name and address 15 of employer). 16 2. I am employed as a ____________________ I have read the Stipulation and Protective Order (the “Order”) that has been 17 entered in this Action, and a copy of which has been given to me. I understand the provisions of 18 this Order, and I agree to comply with and to be bound by its provisions. I submit to the 19 jurisdiction of this Court for purposes of enforcing any of the terms or provisions of the Order. 20 21 22 23 24 25 3. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California and the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed this _______ day of __________, 201__, at ____________________________, ______________________. _______________________________ (Signature) -9457-6189, v. 1 26 27 28 1 Kent Orr v. Coverall North America, Inc., et al. Case No. 2:16-CV-02891-WBS-DB

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