Board of County Commissioners of the County of La Plata, Colorado, The v. Brown Group Retail, Inc. et al
Minute ORDER denying 149 Motion for Protective Order and the proposed Protective Order is REFUSED. The parties are granted leave to submit a motion for protective order and revised form of protective order consistent with the comments contained here by Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya on 2/9/2010.(kmtcd, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya Civil Action No. 08cv00855LTBKMT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF LA PLATA, COLORADO, Plaintiff, v. BROWN GROUP RETAIL, INC., PLUMMER PRECISION OPTICS CO., BLUE JAUNTE COMPANY, INC., and PLUMMER PRECISION OPTICS WESTERN DIVISION, INC. Defendants. MINUTE ORDER ORDER ENTERED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE KATHLEEN M. TAFOYA The "Unopposed Motion for Stipulated Protective Order" (#149, filed February 5, 2010) is DENIED and the proposed Protective Order is REFUSED. The proposed Protective Order does not comply with the requirements established in Gillard v. Boulder Valley School Dist., 196 F.R.D. 382 (D. Colo. 2000). Gillard set out certain requirements for the issuance of a blanket protective order such as the one sought here. Among other things, any information designated by a party as confidential must first be reviewed by a lawyer who will certify that the designation as confidential is "based on a good faith belief that [the information] is confidential or otherwise entitled to protection" under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c)(7). Gillard, 196 F.R.D. at 386. The parties are granted leave to submit a motion for protective order and revised form of protective order consistent with the comments contained here. Dated: February 9, 2010
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