Krauss v. Walmart, Inc.

Filing 33

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 10/15/2020. (Mena-Sanchez, L)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Aaron T. Winn (SBN 229763) Sarah A. Gilbert (SBN 312865) Natalie F. Hrubos (PA State Bar No. 307255) Admitted Pro Hac Vice DUANE MORRIS LLP 750 B Street, Suite 2900 San Diego, CA 92101-4681 Telephone: 619.744.2200 atwinn@duanemorris.com sagilbert@duanemorris.com nfhrubos@duanemorris.com Attorneys for Defendants Walmart Inc. and Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 12 13 14 HOPE KRAUSS, aka, DEONTE KRAUSS, individually and on behalf of all those similarly situated, 15 Plaintiff, 16 19 20 WAL-MART, INC., a Delaware corporation; WAL-MART ASSOCIATES, INC., a Delaware corporation; and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, Defendants. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER v. 17 18 No. 2:19-cv-0838 JAM DB 1. A. PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS Discovery in this action is likely to involve production of confidential, proprietary, or private information for which special protection from public disclosure and from use for any purpose other than prosecuting this litigation may be warranted. Accordingly, the parties hereby stipulate to and petition the Court to enter the following Stipulated Protective Order (“Order”). The parties acknowledge that this STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 Order does not confer blanket protections on all disclosures or responses to discovery 2 and that the protection it affords from public disclosure and use extends only to the 3 limited information or items that are entitled to confidential treatment under the 4 applicable legal principles. The parties further acknowledge, as set forth in Section 5 12.3, below, that this Order does not entitle them to file confidential information under 6 seal; Civil Local Rule 141 sets forth the procedures that must be followed and the 7 standards that will be applied when a party seeks permission from the court to file 8 material under seal. 9 10 B. GOOD CAUSE STATEMENT Defendants believe and represent that this action is likely to involve commercial, 11 financial, technical and/or proprietary information for which special protection from 12 public disclosure and from use for any purpose other than prosecution of this action is 13 warranted. Such confidential and proprietary materials and information consist of, 14 among other things, confidential business or financial information, information 15 regarding confidential business practices, or other confidential research, development, 16 or commercial information (including information implicating privacy rights of third 17 parties), information otherwise generally unavailable to the public, or which may be 18 privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure under state or federal statutes, court 19 rules, case decisions, or common law. Accordingly, to expedite the flow of information, 20 to facilitate the prompt resolution of disputes over confidentiality of discovery 21 materials, to adequately protect information the parties are entitled to keep 22 confidential, to ensure that the parties are permitted reasonable necessary uses of such 23 material in preparation for and in the conduct of trial, to address their handling at the 24 end of the litigation, and serve the ends of justice, a protective order for such 25 information is justified in this matter. It is the intent of the parties that information 26 will not be designated as confidential for tactical reasons and that nothing be so 27 designated without a good faith belief that it has been maintained in a confidential, 28 2 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 non-public manner, and there is good cause why it should not be part of the public 2 record of this case. 3 2. 4 5 6 7 8 9 DEFINITIONS 2.1. Action: this pending federal lawsuit, entitled Hope Krauss aka Deonte Krauss v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., Case 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB. 2.2. Challenging Party: a Party or Non-Party that challenges the designation of information or items under this Order. 2.3. “CONFIDENTIAL” Information or Items: information (regardless of how it is generated, stored or maintained) or tangible things that qualify for protection 10 under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c), and as specified above in the Good Cause 11 Statement. 12 13 14 15 16 2.4. Counsel: Outside Counsel of Record and House Counsel (as well as their support staff). 2.5. Designating Party: a Party or Non-Party that designates information or items that it produces in disclosures or in responses to discovery as “CONFIDENTIAL.” 2.6. Disclosure or Discovery Material: all items or information, regardless of 17 the medium or manner in which it is generated, stored, or maintained (including, 18 among other things, testimony, transcripts, and tangible things), that are produced or 19 generated in disclosures or responses to discovery in this matter. 20 2.7. Expert: a person with specialized knowledge or experience in a matter 21 pertinent to the litigation who has been retained by a Party or its counsel to serve as 22 an expert witness or as a consultant in this Action. 23 2.8. House Counsel: attorneys who are employees of a party to this Action. 24 House Counsel does not include Outside Counsel of Record or any other outside 25 counsel. 26 27 28 2.9. Non-Party: any natural person, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity not named as a Party to this action. 3 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 2.10. Outside Counsel of Record: attorneys who are not employees of a party to 1 2 this Action but are retained to represent or advise a party to this Action and have 3 appeared in this Action on behalf of that party or are affiliated with a law firm which 4 has appeared on behalf of that party, and includes support staff. 2.11. Party: any party to this Action, including all of its officers, directors, 5 6 employees, consultants, retained experts, and Outside Counsel of Record (and their 7 support staffs). 2.12. Producing Party: a Party or Non-Party that produces a Disclosure or 8 9 Discovery Material in this Action. 2.13. Professional Vendors: persons or entities that provide litigation support 10 11 services (e.g., photocopying, videotaping, translating, preparing exhibits or 12 demonstrations, and organizing, storing, or retrieving data in any form or medium) and 13 their employees and subcontractors. 2.14. Protected Material: any Disclosure or Discovery Material that is 14 15 designated as “CONFIDENTIAL.” 2.15. Receiving Party: a Party that receives a Disclosure or Discovery Material 16 17 from a Producing Party. 18 3. 19 SCOPE The protections conferred by this Order cover not only Protected Material (as 20 defined above), but also (1) any information copied or extracted from Protected 21 Material; (2) all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations of Protected Material; and 22 (3) any testimony, conversations, or presentations by Parties or their Counsel that 23 might reveal Protected Material. 24 25 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. 26 27 28 4 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 4. DURATION Even after final disposition of this litigation, the confidentiality obligations 2 3 imposed by this Order shall remain in effect until a Designating Party agrees 4 otherwise in writing or a court order otherwise directs. Final disposition shall be 5 deemed to be the later of (1) dismissal of all claims and defenses in this Action, with or 6 without prejudice; and (2) final judgment herein after the completion and exhaustion of 7 all appeals, rehearings, remands, trials, or reviews of this Action, including the time 8 limits for filing any motions or applications for extension of time pursuant to applicable 9 law. 10 5. DESIGNATING PROTECTED MATERIAL 5.1. 11 Exercise of Restraint and Care in Designating Material for Protection. 12 Each Party or Non-Party that designates information or items for protection under this 13 Order must take care to limit any such designation to specific material that qualifies 14 under the appropriate standards. The Designating Party must designate for protection 15 only those parts of material, documents, items, or oral or written communications that 16 qualify so that other portions of the material, documents, items, or communications for 17 which protection is not warranted are not swept unjustifiably within the ambit of this 18 Order. 19 Mass, indiscriminate, or routinized designations are prohibited. Designations 20 that are shown to be clearly unjustified or that have been made for an improper 21 purpose (e.g., to unnecessarily encumber the case development process or to impose 22 unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may expose the Designating Party 23 to sanctions. 24 If it comes to a Designating Party’s attention that information or items that it 25 designated for protection do not qualify for protection, that Designating Party must 26 promptly notify all other Parties that it is withdrawing the inapplicable designation. 27 28 5 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 5.2. Manner and Timing of Designations. Except as otherwise provided in this 2 Order (see, e.g., second paragraph of section 5.2(a) below), or as otherwise stipulated or 3 ordered, Disclosure or Discovery Material that qualifies for protection under this Order 4 must be clearly so designated before the material is disclosed or produced. 5 6 7 Designation in conformity with this Order requires: (a) for information in documentary form (e.g., paper or electronic 8 documents, but excluding transcripts of depositions or other pretrial or trial 9 proceedings), that the Producing Party affix at a minimum, the legend 10 “CONFIDENTIAL” (hereinafter “CONFIDENTIAL legend”), to each page that contains 11 protected material. If only a portion or portions of the material on a page qualifies for 12 protection, the Producing Party also must clearly identify the protected portion(s) (e.g., 13 by making appropriate markings in the margins). 14 A Party or Non-Party that makes original documents available for inspection 15 need not designate them for protection until after the inspecting Party has indicated 16 which documents it would like copied and produced. During the inspection and before 17 the designation, all of the material made available for inspection shall be deemed 18 “CONFIDENTIAL.” After the inspecting Party has identified the documents it wants 19 copied and produced, the Producing Party must determine which documents, or 20 portions thereof, qualify for protection under this Order. Then, before producing the 21 specified documents, the Producing Party must affix the “CONFIDENTIAL legend” to 22 each page that contains Protected Material. If only a portion or portions of the material 23 on a page qualifies for protection, the Producing Party also must clearly identify the 24 protected portion(s) (e.g., by making appropriate markings in the margins). 25 (b) for testimony given in depositions, that the Designating Party identify 26 the Disclosure or Discovery Material on the record and, before the close of the 27 deposition, all protected testimony. 28 6 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 (c) 1 for information produced in some form other than documentary and for 2 any other tangible items, that the Producing Party affix in a prominent place on the 3 exterior of the container or containers in which the information is stored the legend 4 “CONFIDENTIAL.” If only a portion or portions of the information warrants 5 protection, the Producing Party, to the extent practicable, shall identify the protected 6 portion(s). 7 5.3. Inadvertent Failures to Designate. If timely corrected, an inadvertent 8 failure to designate qualified information or items does not, standing alone, waive the 9 Designating Party’s right to secure protection under this Order for such material. Upon 10 timely correction of a designation, the Receiving Party must make reasonable efforts to 11 assure that the material is treated in accordance with the provisions of this Order. 12 6. 6.1. 13 14 Timing of Challenges. Any Party or Non-Party may challenge a designation of confidentiality at any time that is consistent with applicable law. 6.2. 15 16 CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS Meet and Confer. The Challenging Party shall initiate the challenge by following the dispute resolution process under Local Rule 37.1, et seq. 6.3. 17 The burden of persuasion in any such challenge proceeding shall be on the 18 Designating Party. Frivolous challenges, and those made for an improper purpose (e.g., 19 to harass or impose unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may expose 20 the Challenging Party to sanctions. Unless the Designating Party has waived or 21 withdrawn the confidentiality designation, all parties shall continue to afford the 22 material in question the level of protection to which it is entitled under the Producing 23 Party’s designation until the Court rules on the challenge. 24 7. 25 ACCESS TO AND USE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL 7.1. Basic Principles. A Receiving Party may use Protected Material that is 26 disclosed or produced by another Party or by a Non-Party in connection with this 27 Action only for prosecuting, defending, or attempting to settle this Action. Such 28 7 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 Protected Material may be disclosed only to the categories of persons and under the 2 conditions described in this Order. When the Action has been terminated, a Receiving 3 Party must comply with the provisions of section 13 below (FINAL DISPOSITION). 4 Protected Material must be stored and maintained by a Receiving Party at a 5 location and in a secure manner that ensures that access is limited to the persons 6 authorized under this Order. 7 7.2. Disclosure of “CONFIDENTIAL” Information or Items. Unless otherwise 8 ordered by the court or permitted in writing by the Designating Party, a Receiving 9 Party may disclose any information or item designated “CONFIDENTIAL” only to: 10 (a) the Receiving Party’s Outside Counsel of Record in this Action, as well 11 as employees of said Outside Counsel of Record to whom it is reasonably necessary to 12 disclose the information for this Action; 13 14 15 (b) the officers, directors, and employees (including House Counsel) of the Receiving Party to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this Action; (c) Experts (as defined in this Order) of the Receiving Party to whom 16 disclosure is reasonably necessary for this Action and who have signed the 17 “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” (Exhibit A); 18 (d) the court and its personnel; 19 (e) court reporters and their staff; 20 (f) professional jury or trial consultants, mock jurors, and Professional 21 Vendors to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this Action and who have 22 signed the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” (Exhibit A); 23 24 25 (g) the author or recipient of a document containing the information or a custodian or other person who otherwise possessed or knew the information; (h) during their depositions, witnesses, and attorneys for witnesses, in the 26 Action to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary provided: (1) the deposing party 27 requests that the witness sign the form attached as Exhibit A hereto; and (2) they will 28 8 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 not be permitted to keep any confidential information unless they sign the 2 “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” (Exhibit A), unless otherwise agreed 3 by the Designating Party or ordered by the court. Pages of transcribed deposition 4 testimony or exhibits to depositions that reveal Protected Material may be separately 5 bound by the court reporter and may not be disclosed to anyone except as permitted 6 under this Order; and 7 (i) any mediator or settlement officer, and their supporting personnel, 8 mutually agreed upon by any of the parties engaged in settlement discussions. 9 8. 10 PROTECTED MATERIAL SUBPOENAED OR ORDERED PRODUCED IN OTHER LITIGATION If a Party is served with a subpoena or a court order issued in other litigation 11 12 that compels disclosure of any information or items designated in this Action as 13 “CONFIDENTIAL,” that Party must: (a) 14 15 promptly notify in writing the Designating Party. Such notification shall include a copy of the subpoena or court order; (b) 16 promptly notify in writing the party who caused the subpoena or order 17 to issue in the other litigation that some or all of the material covered by the subpoena 18 or order is subject to this Order. Such notification shall include a copy of this Order; 19 and 20 21 22 (c) cooperate with respect to all reasonable procedures sought to be pursued by the Designating Party whose Protected Material may be affected. If the Designating Party timely seeks a protective order, the Party served with 23 the subpoena or court order shall not produce any information designated in this action 24 as “CONFIDENTIAL” before a determination by the court from which the subpoena or 25 order issued, unless the Party has obtained the Designating Party’s permission. The 26 Designating Party shall bear the burden and expense of promptly seeking protection in 27 that court of its confidential material and nothing in these provisions should be 28 9 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 construed as authorizing or encouraging a Receiving Party in this Action to disobey a 2 lawful directive from another court. 3 9. 4 THIS LITIGATION 5 A NON-PARTY’S PROTECTED MATERIAL SOUGHT TO BE PRODUCED IN (a) The terms of this Order are applicable to information produced by a 6 Non-Party in this Action and designated as “CONFIDENTIAL.” Such information 7 produced by Non-Parties in connection with this litigation is protected by the remedies 8 and relief provided by this Order. Nothing in these provisions should be construed as 9 prohibiting a Non-Party from seeking additional protections. 10 (b) In the event that a Party is required, by a valid discovery request, to 11 produce a Non-Party’s confidential information in its possession, and the Party is 12 subject to an agreement with the Non-Party not to produce the Non-Party’s 13 confidential information, then the Party shall: (1) 14 promptly notify in writing the Requesting Party and the Non-Party 15 that some or all of the information requested is subject to a confidentiality agreement 16 with a Non-Party; (2) 17 promptly provide the Non-Party with a copy of this Order, the 18 relevant discovery request(s), and a reasonably specific description of the information 19 requested; and (3) 20 21 22 make the information requested available for inspection by the Non-Party, if requested. (c) If the Non-Party fails to seek a protective order from this court within 23 14 days of receiving the notice and accompanying information, the Receiving Party may 24 produce the Non-Party’s confidential information responsive to the discovery request. If 25 the Non-Party timely seeks a protective order, the Receiving Party shall not produce 26 any information in its possession or control that is subject to the confidentiality 27 agreement with the Non-Party before a determination by the court. Absent a court 28 10 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 order to the contrary, the Non-Party shall bear the burden and expense of promptly 2 seeking protection in this court of its Protected Material. 3 10. UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL If a Receiving Party learns that, by inadvertence or otherwise, it has disclosed 4 5 Protected Material to any person or in any circumstance not authorized under this 6 Order, the Receiving Party must immediately (a) notify in writing the Designating 7 Party of the unauthorized disclosures, (b) use its best efforts to retrieve all 8 unauthorized copies of the Protected Material, (c) inform the person or persons to 9 whom unauthorized disclosures were made of all the terms of this Order, and (d) 10 request such person or persons to execute the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be 11 Bound” that is attached hereto as Exhibit A. 12 11. 13 PROTECTED MATERIAL INADVERTENT PRODUCTION OF PRIVILEGED OR OTHERWISE When a Producing Party gives notice to Receiving Parties that certain 14 15 inadvertently produced material is subject to a claim of privilege or other protection, 16 the obligations of the Receiving Parties are those set forth in Federal Rule of Civil 17 Procedure 26(b)(5)(B). This provision is not intended to modify whatever procedure 18 may be established in an e-discovery order that provides for production without prior 19 privilege review. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) and (e), insofar as the 20 parties reach an agreement on the effect of disclosure of a communication or 21 information covered by the attorney-client privilege or work product protection, the 22 parties may incorporate their agreement in the stipulated protective order submitted to 23 the court. 24 12. 25 26 MISCELLANEOUS 12.1. Right to Further Relief. Nothing in this Order abridges the right of any person to seek its modification by the Court in the future. 27 28 11 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 12.2. Right to Assert Other Objections. By stipulating to the entry of this Order, 1 2 no Party waives any right it otherwise would have to object to disclosing or producing 3 any information or item on any ground not addressed in this Order. Similarly, no Party 4 waives any right to object on any ground to use in evidence of any of the material 5 covered by this Order. 12.3. Filing Protected Material. A Party that seeks to file under seal any 6 7 Protected Material must comply with Civil Local Rule 141. Protected Material may 8 only be filed under seal pursuant to a court order authorizing the sealing of the specific 9 Protected Material at issue. If a Party’s request to file Protected Material under seal is 10 denied by the court, then the Receiving Party may file the information in the public 11 record unless otherwise instructed by the court. 12 13. 13 FINAL DISPOSITION After the final disposition of this Action, as defined in paragraph 4, within 60 14 days of a written request by the Designating Party, each Receiving Party must return 15 all Protected Material to the Producing Party or destroy such material. As used in this 16 subdivision, “all Protected Material” includes all copies, abstracts, compilations, 17 summaries, and any other format reproducing or capturing any of the Protected 18 Material. Whether the Protected Material is returned or destroyed, the Receiving Party 19 must submit a written certification to the Producing Party (and, if not the same person 20 or entity, to the Designating Party) by the 60 day deadline that (1) identifies (by 21 category, where appropriate) all the Protected Material that was returned or destroyed 22 and (2) affirms that the Receiving Party has not retained any copies, abstracts, 23 compilations, summaries or any other format reproducing or capturing any of the 24 Protected Material. Notwithstanding this provision, Counsel are entitled to retain an 25 archival copy of all pleadings, motion papers, trial, deposition, and hearing transcripts, 26 legal memoranda, correspondence, deposition and trial exhibits, expert reports, 27 attorney work product, and consultant and expert work product, even if such materials 28 12 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 contain Protected Material. Any such archival copies that contain or constitute 2 Protected Material remain subject to this Order as set forth in Section 4 (DURATION). 3 Nothing in this Order shall be construed to waive or abridge any privilege or any 4 protection against the disclosure of attorney work product. 5 14. 6 under law. Any violation of this Order may be punished by any and all measures available 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 13 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 Exhibit A 2 Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound 3 I, _____________________________ [print or type full name], of 4 _______________________________________ [print or type full address], declare 5 under penalty of perjury that I have read in its entirety and understand the Stipulated 6 Protective Order that was issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern 7 District of California in the case of Hope Krauss aka Deonte Krauss v. Wal-Mart Stores, 8 Inc., Case 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB. I agree to comply with and to be bound by all the 9 terms of this Stipulated Protective Order and I understand and acknowledge that 10 failure to so comply could expose me to sanctions and punishment in the nature of 11 contempt. I solemnly promise that I will not disclose in any manner any information or 12 item that is subject to this Stipulated Protective Order to any person or entity except in 13 strict compliance with the provisions of this Stipulated Protective Order. 14 I further agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court 15 for the Eastern District of California for the purpose of enforcing the terms of this 16 Stipulated Protective Order, even if such enforcement proceedings occur after 17 termination of this action. 18 I hereby appoint __________________________ [print or type full name] of 19 _______________________________________ [print or type full address and telephone 20 number] as my California agent for service of process in connection with this action or 21 any proceedings related to enforcement of this Stipulated Protective Order. 22 Date: ______________________________________ 23 City and State where sworn and signed: ______________________________ 24 Printed name: _______________________________ 25 Signature: __________________________________ 26 27 28 14 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 2 IT IS SO STIPULATED, THROUGH COUNSEL OF RECORD. Respectfully submitted, 3 4 Dated: October 14, 2020 DUANE MORRIS LLP 5 6 By: /s/ Aaron T. Winn Aaron T. Winn Sarah A. Gilbert Natalie F. Hrubos Attorneys for Defendant Walmart Inc. 7 8 9 10 11 12 Respectfully submitted, Dated: October 14, 2020 13 MATERN LAW GROUP, PC By: /s/ Mikael H. Stahle (as authorized on 10.14.2020) Matthew J. Matern Mikael H. Stahle Attorneys for Plaintiff, HOPE KRAUSS, aka DEONTE KRAUSS, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated 14 15 16 17 18 ORDER 19 20 Pursuant to the parties’ stipulation, IT IS SO ORDERED. 21 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT: 22 1. Requests to seal documents shall be made by motion before the same judge who will 23 24 decide the matter related to that request to seal. 2. The designation of documents (including transcripts of testimony) as confidential 25 pursuant to this order does not automatically entitle the parties to file such a document with the court 26 under seal. Parties are advised that any request to seal documents in this district is governed by 27 Local Rule 141. In brief, Local Rule 141 provides that documents may only be sealed by a written 28 15 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1 1 order of the court after a specific request to seal has been made. L.R. 141(a). However, a mere 2 request to seal is not enough under the local rules. In particular, Local Rule 141(b) requires that 3 “[t]he ‘Request to Seal Documents’ shall set forth the statutory or other authority for sealing, the 4 requested duration, the identity, by name or category, of persons to be permitted access to the 5 document, and all relevant information.” L.R. 141(b). 6 3. A request to seal material must normally meet the high threshold of showing that 7 “compelling reasons” support secrecy; however, where the material is, at most, “tangentially related” 8 to the merits of a case, the request to seal may be granted on a showing of “good cause.” Ctr. for 9 Auto Safety v. Chrysler Grp., LLC, 809 F.3d 1092, 1096-1102 (9th Cir. 2016); Kamakana v. City 10 and County of Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172, 1178-80 (9th Cir. 2006). 11 4. Nothing in this order shall limit the testimony of parties or non-parties, or the use of 12 certain documents, at any court hearing or trial – such determinations will only be made by the court 13 at the hearing or trial, or upon an appropriate motion. 14 5. With respect to motions regarding any disputes concerning this protective order which the 15 parties cannot informally resolve, the parties shall follow the procedures outlined in Local Rule 251. 16 Absent a showing of good cause, the court will not hear discovery disputes on an ex parte basis or on 17 shortened time. 18 6. The parties may not modify the terms of this Protective Order without the court’s 19 approval. If the parties agree to a potential modification, they shall submit a stipulation and 20 proposed order for the court’s consideration. 21 22 23 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 24 hereby DISAPPROVED. 25 DATED: October 15, 2020 26 /s/ DEBORAH BARNES UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 27 28 16 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CASE NO. 2:19-CV-00838-JAM-DB DM2\13215393.1

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