Walsh v. Apple, Inc. et al

Filing 38

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE: 37 PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AS MODIFIED BY THE COURT (rslc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/12/2009) Modified on 6/14/2009 (rslc2, COURT STAFF).

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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 BLUMENTHAL, NORDREHAUG & BHOWMIK Norman B. Blumenthal (STATE BAR NO. 068687) Kyle R. Nordrehaug (STATE BAR NO. 205975) Aparajit Bhowmik (STATE BAR NO. 248066) 2255 Calle Clara La Jolla, CA 92037 Telephone: (858)551-1223 Facsimile: (858) 551-1232 UNITED EMPLOYEES LAW GROUP Walter Haines (STATE BAR NO. 071705) 65 Pine Ave, #312 Long Beach, CA 90802 Telephone: (562) 256-1047 Facsimile: (562) 256-1006 Attorneys for Plaintiffs DAVID WALSH and DAVID KALUA LYNNE C. HERMLE (STATE BAR NO. 99779) JOSEPH C. LIBURT (STATE BAR NO. 155507) JESSICA R. PERRY (STATE BAR NO. 209321) ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP 1000 Marsh Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 Telephone: 650-614-7400 Facsimile: 650-614-7401 lchermle@orrick.com jliburt@orrick.com jperry@orrick.com Attorneys for Defendant APPLE INC. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT *E-Filed 6/12/09* NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION DAVID WALSH, an individual, DAVID KALUA, an individual, on behalf of themselves, and on behalf of all persons similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. APPLE INC., Defendant. OHS West:260630686.1 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION CASE NO. C 08-04918 JF STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AS MODIFIED BY THE COURT 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, in the course of discovery in this case it may be necessary for the parties or third parties to disclose personal, confidential information, trade secrets, proprietary or other confidential commercial information; and WHEREAS, the parties do not wish unreasonably to impede or burden the discovery process, but also wish to assure the reasonable protection of such personal, confidential information, trade secrets, proprietary or other confidential commercial information; IT IS THEREFORE STIPULATED that: 1. This confidentiality stipulation and protective order ("Protective Order") shall govern the production and disclosure of information by or on behalf of any party or nonparty through the discovery and all pretrial processes. This Protective Order is not intended to govern at trial. The parties will cooperate in establishing procedures acceptable to the Court with respect to the protection of information designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" pursuant to this Protective Order at any trial and upon any appeal of this case. 2. For purposes of this Protective Order, "Discovery Materials" shall include documents and information produced pursuant to Rule 34 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, interrogatory responses, deposition testimony, subpoenas, private mediation or other alternative dispute resolution, and all other documents and information that may be disclosed in the course of discovery in this action, as well as compilations or excerpts of such materials. Discovery Materials shall be used for the prosecution and defense of this action only. 3. This Protective Order shall not abrogate or diminish any privilege or any contractual, statutory or other legal obligation or right of any party with respect to Discovery Materials. 4. Any party or nonparty may identify any Discovery Materials it deems to be entitled to protection under Rule 26(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, by designating such Discovery Materials as "CONFIDENTIAL." Any such designation shall be made in good faith. Discovery Materials so designated shall be marked "CONFIDENTIAL." /// OHS West:260630686.1 -1- STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 5. If any party or nonparty believes that disclosure of Discovery Materials would affect its competitive position or security interests in an adverse manner, that party or nonparty may designate the Discovery Materials as "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY." The designation of "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" shall be limited to Discovery Materials that the disclosing party believes in good faith contain extremely sensitive CONFIDENTIAL information whose disclosure to another party or nonparty would create a substantial risk of serious injury that could not be avoided by less restrictive means. Any such designation shall be made in good faith. If a party or nonparty produces Discovery Materials that it does not designate as "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY," but later wishes to so designate such Discovery Materials, it shall be entitled to do so; but the provisions of this Protective Order applicable to CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY Discovery Materials shall not apply until and unless such designation is made. Unless otherwise ordered by this Court or agreed to in writing by the party producing such information, information designated CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY shall not be revealed to any person except as provided in this Protective Order. 6. In the event that a party or nonparty makes documents available for inspection, rather than delivering copies to another party, no marking need be made in advance of the initial inspection. For purposes of the initial inspection, all documents produced shall be considered as marked "CONFIDENTIAL." Thereafter, upon the inspecting party's selection of documents for copying, the party producing the documents may mark the copies "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" pursuant to paragraphs 4 and 5, above. Deposition transcript pages may be designated "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" within two weeks of receipt of the transcript, and shall be deemed to have been designated "CONFIDENTIAL" in their entirety until those two weeks have elapsed. Testimony may also be designated on the record of any deposition as "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY." /// /// OHS West:260630686.1 -2- STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 7. Access to Discovery Materials designated "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" shall be restricted in accordance with the following provisions: (a) "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials and all information extracted from them shall be used solely for the purposes of prosecuting or defending this action, and for no other purposes. Discovery Materials designated "CONFIDENTIAL" may be disclosed to the parties to this litigation. (b) Counsel for each party shall restrict access to "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials produced by any other party or nonparty by limiting the dissemination of such material to attorneys representing the parties in this lawsuit, including in-house counsel for a party ("Counsel of Record"). Any and all further disclosure of "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials shall be governed by the provisions of subparagraphs (c) - (g) and paragraphs 8 and 10, below. (c) No copies, extracts or summaries of any "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials shall be made except by or on behalf of Counsel of Record; and such copies, extracts or summaries shall also be designated and treated as "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials and shall not be delivered or exhibited to any persons except as provided by this Protective Order. (d) Counsel of Record may allow access to "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials produced by another party to consultants, including consultants designated to testify as expert witnesses, provided: (1) such experts and consultants are not (i) current directors, officers or employees of any competitor of the producing party or (ii) experts or consultants for any competitor of the producing party in a matter involving competitive decisionmaking. As OHS West:260630686.1 -3STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 /// used in this Protective Order, "competitive decisionmaking" shall mean activities, association and relationship with a competitor that are such to involve advice and participation in any or all of the competitor's decisions (pricing, product design, etc.) made in light of similar or corresponding information about a competitor; (2) such experts and consultants shall not be permitted to provide advice, analysis, or recommendations to a competitor of the producing party on a matter involving competitive decisionmaking while the above-entitled litigation is pending, absent consent of the producing party, until at least twelve (12) months after the conclusion of this litigation. Consent of the producing party shall not be withheld absent compelling grounds; (3) that any such expert or consultant shall first be provided with a copy of this Protective Order and shall execute an undertaking in the form annexed hereto as Exhibit A. Consultants and experts are hereby specifically advised that their written work product which contains or discloses the substance of "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials is subject to all the provisions of this Protective Order. Counsel of Record disclosing "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials to consultants shall be responsible for obtaining the executed undertaking in advance of such disclosure and also shall retain the original executed copy of said undertaking; (4) that before receiving or having access to Discovery Materials designated "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY," such experts and consultants shall execute a Declaration in the form attached as Exhibit B. Counsel of Record disclosing "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials to consultants shall be responsible for obtaining the executed undertaking in advance of such disclosure and also shall retain the original executed copy of said undertaking; OHS West:260630686.1 -4- STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 (5) if at any time a person designated to receive "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials intends to take on responsibility for competitive decisionmaking, he or she may seek leave of this Court to be released from the terms of this Protective Order. (e) During depositions, Counsel of Record may question any witness about "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials. Any "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" document so referred to may be marked as, an exhibit but no such "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" document, or any portion thereof, shall be attached to any publicly-available deposition or other transcript without the written consent of the party that designated the document as "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY." Portions of deposition transcripts designated "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" shall be so marked and "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" portions, including exhibits consisting of "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" documents, shall be bound under seal separately from the non-confidential portions of the transcript. (f) In the event that any "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials are attached to, or quoted or summarized in, any pleadings, motion papers or other papers filed with this Court or any other court and said "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials would be disclosed in any way therein, such Discovery Materials, pleadings or papers shall be submitted to the Court with a request to file under seal in accordance with this Court's Civil Local Rule 79-5. Copies of such documents containing information subject to this Protective Order that are served on counsel for the parties shall be similarly identified and shall be maintained as "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" as described herein. OHS West:260630686.1 -5STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 (g) Any pleadings, motion papers or other papers not filed under seal shall have deleted therefrom all "CONFIDENTIAL" Discovery Materials and all portions of such pleadings or papers that would disclose the substance of "CONFIDENTIAL" Discovery Materials, provided, however, that any "CONFIDENTIAL" Discovery Materials served upon Counsel of Record need not have said materials deleted therefrom. 8. Should Counsel of Record for any party wish to disclose any "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials produced by another party to a person not authorized by this Protective Order to review such "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials, said counsel shall first provide counsel for the producing party with a short statement of the reason for the proposed disclosure and the name, address and business or professional affiliation and title (e. g., officer, director, etc.) of such person, by written notice, delivered by hand or by fax, at least ten days prior to the proposed disclosure. If counsel for the producing party objects to the disclosure within said ten-day period, then the party requesting consent shall not proceed with the proposed disclosures, the parties shall engage in good faith efforts to resolve the matter informally and, if those efforts should fail, the party requesting consent may file with this Court an application or motion seeking authorization to make the proposed disclosure pursuant to paragraph 10 below. 9. The disclosure of any Discovery Materials pursuant to the terms of this Protective Order is not intended to be and shall not be construed as a waiver of any right or a relinquishment of any confidentiality claim as to said Discovery Materials or as a waiver of any claim that the information disclosed is a trade secret or is proprietary. 10. If any dispute arises concerning whether information designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" should in fact be considered "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" for purposes of this Protective Order, then the parties shall try first to resolve such dispute in good faith on an informal basis. If the dispute cannot be so resolved, the party who has objected to the designation of the information as "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" shall give written notice that such informal attempts have failed. After the party's OHS West:260630686.1 -6STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 receipt of such notice, the objecting party may file a motion asking the Court to resolve the issue. On such motion, the party asserting confidentiality shall have the burden of proving that the "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" information: (a) constitutes a trade secret or other confidential research, development, or commercial information within the meaning of Rule 26(c)(7) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or (b) is otherwise entitled to protection under Rule 26(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Prior to the determination of such motion, the disputed information shall be treated by the parties as "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY." If such motion is granted and. five days have passed after entry of an order granting the motion, then the party may proceed with the proposed disclosure. 11. Upon final resolution of this litigation, including any appellate proceedings or expiration of the time allowed therefore: (a) Unless otherwise agreed, counsel for each party shall return all Discovery Materials marked "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" received hereunder, including all copies thereof, to counsel for the party or nonparty that produced said materials. Counsel for each party shall also destroy all extracts or summaries of "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials or documents containing such material. Certification of such destruction, under penalty of perjury, is to be made in writing to counsel for the party who produced such "CONFIDENTIAL" and "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" Discovery Materials; and (b) The Clerk of the Court shall maintain under seal any documents that have been sealed by the Court, subject to Civil Local Rule 79-5(f) and any further order of the Court. 12. Nothing contained in this Protective Order shall preclude any party or nonparty from seeking or obtaining, upon an appropriate showing, additional protection with respect to any documents, information, or other Discovery Materials or trade secrets. Nothing contained herein relieves any party of its obligation to respond to discovery. OHS West:260630686.1 -7STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 13. The Court may modify this Protective Order at any time or consider any dispute which may arise hereunder upon motion of any of the parties. 14. This Protective Order shall remain in effect for the duration of the action unless terminated by stipulation or pursuant to Court order. Insofar as they restrict the disclosure, treatment, or use of information subject to this Protective Order, the provisions of this Protective Order shall continue to be binding after the termination of this action, unless the Court orders otherwise. It is hereby STIPULATED: Dated: June 4, 2009 LYNNE C. HERMLE JOSEPH C. LIBURT JESSICA R. PERRY ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP /s/ Jessica R. Perry Attorneys for Defendant APPLE INC. NORMAN B. BLUMENTHAL KYLE R. NORDREHAUG APARAJIT BHOWMIK BLUMENTHAL, NORDREHAUG & BHOWMIK WALTER HAINES UNITED EMPLOYEES LAW GROUP /s/ Aparajit Bhowmik Attorneys for Plaintiffs DAVID WALSH and DAVID KALUA Pursuant to General Order No. 45, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe attests that concurrence in the filing of the Stipulation has been obtained from the other signatories which shall serve in lieu of their signatures on the document. /// /// /// Dated: June 4, 2009 OHS West:260630686.1 -8- STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 OHS West:260630686.1 ORDER The parties having stipulated to the foregoing and good cause appearing, IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 6/12/09 The Honorable Jeremy Fogel United States District Judge RICHARD SEEBORG RICHARD SEEBORG UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE -9- STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 OHS West:260630686.1 EXHIBIT A AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION I, ___________________, hereby acknowledge that I have read the Stipulation and Protective Order Regarding Confidential Information entered into on behalf of the parties to Walsh et al. v. Apple, Inc., Case No. C 08-04918 JF, filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of California. I understand the provisions prohibiting the disclosure of confidential information for any purpose or in any manner not connected with the prosecution or defense of this action and I agree to be bound by all provisions of that stipulation and order. Date: Print Full Name and Address: Signature: -1- STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 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 (Print Name) OHS West:260630686.1 EXIIIBIT B DECLARATION OF UNDERTAKING AND COMPLIANCE I, _________________________, declare: 1. 2. 3. My address is ______________________________________________________. My present employer is ______________________________________________. My present occupation and job title are __________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________. 4. I have received a copy of the Protective Order Regarding Confidential Information entered into on behalf of the parties to Walsh et al. v. Apple, Inc., Case No. C 08-04918 JF, filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of California. I have carefully read and understand the provisions of it and agree that I will comply with all provisions of it. 5. I am not involved in "competitive decisionmaking" for any party in the above-entitled action, as that term is defined in the Protective Order. I agree that if I intend at any time to take on responsibility for competitive decisionmaking, I will seek leave of Court to be released from this Protective Order. 6. I submit to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for purposes of enforcement of the Protective Order, and fully understand that violation of the Protective Order is punishable by contempt of Court. 7. I will hold in confidence, and will not disclose to anyone not qualified under the Protective Order, any Discovery Materials disclosed to me that are designated "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEYS EYES ONLY" or any words, summaries or abstracts thereof. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed this _________ day of ___________________________, _______, at _________________________________________________________________. (Signature) -2- STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

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