Harris et al v. Adams County Communications Center et al

Filing 77

Minute ORDER denying 73 Joint MOTION for Protective Order and the proposed Protective Order is REFUSED by Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya on 10/28/09.(kmtcd)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya Civil Action No. 09­cv­01728­MSK­KMT JONATHAN HARRIS, ELISABETH STEPHENSON, and GARY STEPHENSON, Plaintiffs, v. ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER, COMMERCE CITY, a Municipal corporation, COMMERCE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, SHAUNA JENKINS, individually and officially, KEVIN LORD, individually and officially, JONATHAN LODGE, individually and officially, and SHAUN LUTZ, individually, Defendants. MINUTE ORDER ORDER ENTERED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE KATHLEEN M. TAFOYA The "Joint Motion for Entry of Stipulation and Protective Order" (#73, filed October 23, 2009) is DENIED and the proposed Protective Order is REFUSED. The proposed Stipulation and Protective Order does not comply with the requirements established in Gillard v. Boulder Valley School District, 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: October 28, 2009 2

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