Cathcart et al v. Sara Lee Corporation et al

Filing 42

ORDER RE: STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER. Pursuant to the parties' stipulation, it is so ordered, provided that no document or portion thereof submitted for filing will be filed under seal absent a separate request, made upon an individualized showing of good cause in accordance with Civil Local Rule 79-5, and a separate order providing for the sealing of such document(s).Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on November 3, 2010. (mmclc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/3/2010)

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Cathcart et al v. Sara Lee Corporation et al Doc. 42 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 MAYER BROWN LLP JOHN NADOLENCO (SBN 181128) jnadolenco@mayerbrown.com JEROME JAUFFRET (SBN 159135) jjauffret@mayerbrown.com KRISTEN ROWSE (SBN 235294) krowse@mayerbrown.com 350 South Grand Avenue 25th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071-1503 Telephone: (213) 229-9500 Facsimile: (213) 625-0248 Attorneys for Defendants SARA LEE CORPORATION, SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP and EARTHGRAINS BAKING COMPANIES, INC. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION DAVID M. CATHCART, JAMES H. WHITEHEAD, ROBERT W. DECKER, DALE BALDISSERI, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated,, Plaintiff, v. SARA LEE CORPORATION, SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP, EARTHGRAINS BAKING COMPANIES, INC. (formerly sued as DOE 1) and DOES 2 through 20, Defendants. Case No. CV 09-5748 MMC STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER [PROPOSED] ORDER Complaint Filed: December 8, 2009 The Honorable Maxine M. Chesney STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER; [PROPOSED] ORDER; CASE NO. CV 09-5748 MMC 28835937 Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 WHEREAS Defendants Sara Lee Corporation, Sara Lee Bakery Group, and Earthgrains Baking Companies, Inc. ("Defendants") contend that discovery in this Action may require production of trade secrets or confidential, sensitive, or proprietary materials and information, which if disclosed, may cause competitive harm to the party producing the materials and information; and WHEREAS Defendants contend that such confidential and proprietary materials and information consist of, among other things, business or financial information, information regarding confidential or sensitive business practices, or other confidential research, development, or commercial information (including information on advertising, strategy, employee pay, customer identification, private employee information, and information implicating privacy rights of third parties); NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and among the Parties to this Action, through their respective counsel, as follows: 1. In connection with discovery proceedings in this action, any Party may, in good faith, designate any document, thing, material, testimony or other information derived therefrom, as "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" (collectively referred to as "Designated Material"), under the terms of this Stipulated Protective Order (the "Protective Order"). 2. The term "CONFIDENTIAL" shall be used to designate confidential materials and information that may consist of, among other things, business or financial information, information regarding confidential or sensitive business practices, or other confidential research, development, or commercial information (including information on advertising, strategy, employee pay, customer identification, private employee information, and information implicating privacy rights of third parties) that the disclosing party or nonparty ("Producing Party" or "Source") reasonably believes has not been made public and the disclosure of which will have the potential effect of causing harm to the person, firm, partnership, corporation, or to the organization from which the information was obtained. Materials designated as "CONFIDENTIAL," shall be used only for the purpose of the prosecution, defense, or settlement -1STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER; [PROPOSED] ORDER; CASE NO. CV 09-5748 MMC 28835937 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 of this action, and for no other purpose. By designating information "CONFIDENTIAL," under the terms of this order, the party making the designation is certifying to the court that there is a good faith basis both in law and in fact for the designation within the meaning of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c). 3. The designation "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" shall be limited to trade secrets and proprietary materials that the Source reasonably believes has not been made public and the disclosure of which will have the potential effect of causing material harm to the competitive position of the person, firm, partnership, corporation, or to the organization from which the information was obtained. Materials designated as "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" shall be used only for the purpose of the prosecution, defense, or settlement of this action, and for no other purpose. By designating information "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY," under the terms of this order, the party making the designation is certifying to the court that there is a good faith basis both in law and in fact for the designation within the meaning of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c). 4. Designated Materials shall be so designated by stamping copies of the document produced to a Party with the legend "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY." Stamping the legend "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" on the cover of any multipage document shall designate all pages of the document as confidential, unless otherwise indicated by the Producing party. 5. Testimony taken at a deposition may be designated as Confidential or Confidential Attorneys' Eyes Only Material by making a statement to that effect on the record at the deposition or by providing notice of such designation within 30 days of the completion of the deposition. Arrangements shall be made with the court reporter taking and transcribing such proceeding to separately bind such portions of the transcript containing information designated as confidential, and to label such portions with the legend "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY." 6. Information designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" may be disclosed or made -2STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER; [PROPOSED] ORDER; CASE NO. CV 09-5748 MMC 28835937 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 available only to the Court and its personnel (subject to provisions for filing under seal or lodging set forth below), outside counsel for any Party including their associates, paralegals and clerical personnel, the Parties, including employees and agents of the Parties, in-house counsel of the parties who are involved in the management of the proceeding, and to the following "Qualified Persons": a. Persons retained or consulted by the Parties or their attorneys for purposes of this litigation (including, but not limited to, experts), if such persons reasonably require the information to enable them to assist counsel in the prosecution or defense of this litigation; b. Any court reporters who takes testimony, their staff, and professional vendors to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this litigation; or c. d. 7. A witness at any deposition or other proceeding is this action; and Any other person as to whom the parties in writing agree. Information designated as "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" may be disclosed, or made available only to the Court and its personnel (subject to provisions for filing under seal or lodging set forth below), outside counsel for any Party including their associates, paralegals and clerical personnel, and to the "Qualified Persons" designated above in subparagraphs a through d. 8. Prior to receiving any Designated Materials, each "Qualified Person" shall execute an agreement to be bound by the terms of this Protective Order in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "A," a copy of which shall be provided forthwith to counsel for each other Party or for the Parties; 9. This Protective Order shall be binding upon the Parties (including all employees and agents of the Parties), outside counsel for any Party (including their associates, paralegals and clerical personnel), in-house counsel of the parties who are involved in the management of the proceeding, and all "Qualified Persons" who, pursuant to the preceding paragraph, have executed an agreement to be bound by the terms of this Protective Order. No person or entity upon whom this Protective Order is binding shall use materials designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" for any purpose -3STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER; [PROPOSED] ORDER; CASE NO. CV 09-5748 MMC 28835937 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 other than in connection with the Action. 10. All documents that are designated "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" by any Party that are filed with the Court, marked as an exhibit at a deposition, or otherwise provided to any other Party or counsel in the Action for any purpose shall be filed under seal pursuant to Northern District of California Local Rule 79-5 and General Order No. 62, or shall be lodged but not filed, until further order of this Court. This Section shall not apply to the Parties' submission of exhibits for trial, nor the handling of exhibits during trial. 11. Nothing in this Protective Order shall prevent any Party from disclosing its own "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" documents as it deems appropriate. However, the restrictions set forth in this Order shall not apply to information that is public before the date of its transmission to the receiving Party, or which becomes known to the public after the date of its transmission to the receiving Party, provided that such information does not become publicly known by any act or omission of the receiving Party, its employees, or its agents which would be in violation of this Protective Order. 12. Should either Party believe that the other Party has inappropriately designated or is inappropriately designating documents or information "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY", or otherwise wishes to be relieved of obligations under this Order, it may petition the Court to be relieved of its obligations upon ten (10) days' written notice to the other Party. Until the Court rules on the motion, Designated Materials shall continue to be treated and designated as confidential. It shall be the burden of the party who makes the designation to demonstrate that the material or information at issue was properly designated. 13. If a Party in possession of Designated Materials receives a subpoena from a non- party to this Stipulation and Order seeking production or other disclosure of Designated Materials, he or she shall immediately give written notice to counsel for the Party who designated the Confidential or Confidential Attorneys' Eyes Only Materials, stating the Designated Materials sought and enclosing a copy of the subpoena. At least 10 days notice before production or other disclosure must be given unless the non-party has obtained an order of -4STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER; [PROPOSED] ORDER; CASE NO. CV 09-5748 MMC 28835937 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 a court of competent jurisdiction compelling production within 10 days. In that event, no production or disclosure shall be made before telephonic notice is given and, whenever possible, sufficiently in advance of production or disclosure to afford the Party to whom such notice has been given at least three business days to take appropriate action, including seeking judicial relief. 14. Within 60 days of the final resolution of this Action, including appeals, all Parties and persons to whom any Designated Materials have been disclosed or provided shall either return them to the Producing Party or destroy all such Designated Material, in which event the Party or person in possession of the Designated Material shall give written certification of such destruction to Counsel for the Producing Party; provided, however, that this obligation shall not extend to any Designated Material included in conformed copies of materials filed with the Court. Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, the attorney of record for any Party may retain an archival copy of all pleadings, motion papers, transcripts, legal memoranda, correspondence, papers filed with the court, discovery, discovery responses, documents produced in formal or informal discovery, and attorney work product, even if such materials contain Confidential or Confidential Attorneys' Eyes Only Material. Any such archival copies that contain or constitute Confidential or Confidential Attorneys' Eyes Only Material remain subject to this Protective Order. 15. Neither the taking of any action in accordance with the provisions of this Protective Order, nor the failure to object thereto, shall be construed as a waiver of any claim or defense in this Action. The entry of this Protective Order shall not be construed as a waiver of any right to object, on any other grounds, to the furnishing of information or documents in response to discovery or to obtain information or documents in discovery, and, except as expressly provided, shall not relieve any Party of the obligation to produce information or documents in the course of discovery. 16. This Protective Order shall not prevent any Party from applying to the Court for relief therefrom, or from applying to the Court for further or additional protective orders, or from agreeing to modify this Protective Order, subject to the approval of the Court. -5STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER; [PROPOSED] ORDER; CASE NO. CV 09-5748 MMC 28835937 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 17. This Protective Order shall not control the use of any evidence during the trial of this Action. However, nothing herein shall preclude any Party from seeking the assistance of the Court in maintaining the confidential nature of any evidence which is presented at trial. 18. If a Party through inadvertence or otherwise produces or provides discovery of any Confidential or Confidential Attorneys' Eyes Only Materials without designating it as such in accordance with this Protective Order, the Producing Party may give written notice to the Party or Parties that have received the Designated Materials that the document(s), information, response, testimony or other discovery are Confidential or Confidential Attorneys' Eyes Only Materials and should be treated as confidential in accordance with the provisions of this Protective Order. The Party or Parties that have received the materials must treat the materials as confidential from the date such notice is received. The inadvertent disclosure of any confidential document or information shall not be deemed a waiver of confidentiality as to any other document in which such information may be contained. IT IS SO STIPULATED. DATED: October 27, 2010 MAYER BROWN LLP JOHN NADOLENCO, JEROME JAUFFRET KRISTEN ROWSE By: /s/ John Nadolenco John Nadolenco Attorneys for Defendants SARA LEE CORPORATION, SARA LEE BAKERY GROUP and EARTHGRAINS BAKING COMPANIES, INC. SPIRO MOSS LLP By: /s/ Ira Spiro Ira Spiro Attorneys for Plaintiffs DATED: October 27, 2010 [proposed] ORDER PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. provided that no document or , 24 portion thereof submitted for filing will be filed under seal absent a separate request, made 25 upon an individualized showing of good cause in accordance with Civil Local Rule 79-5, and a separate order providing for the sealing of such document(s). 26 DATED: ________________________ ______________________________ November 3, 2010 27 MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge 28 -6STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER; [PROPOSED] ORDER; CASE NO. CV 09-5748 MMC 28835937 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 DATED: _________________ EXHIBIT A NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT I, _______________________, do solemnly affirm that I am fully familiar with the terms of the stipulated protective order in David Cathcart v. Sara Lee Corporation, pending before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Civil Action No. CV 09-5748 MMC, and hereby agree to comply with and be bound by the terms and conditions of said Order unless and until modified by further Order of this Court. I hereby consent to the jurisdiction of said Court for purposes of enforcing this Order. __________________________________ Signature PRINT NAME -7STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER; [PROPOSED] ORDER; CASE NO. CV 09-5748 MMC 28835937

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