Byrd v. The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America et al
MINUTE ORDER Denying Without Prejudice 14 Motion for Entry of Stipulated Protective Order, and the Protective Order is REFUSED, by Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya on 3/22/2012.(ervsl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya
Civil Action No. 11–cv–03410–WJM–KMT
TRENSON L. BYRD,
BERKSHIRE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA,
ORDER ENTERED BY MAGISTRATE JUDGE KATHLEEN M. TAFOYA
This matter is before me on the “Motion for Entry of Stipulated Protective Order” [Doc. No. 14,
filed Mar. 21, 2012). The Motion is DENIED 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.
Gillard v. Boulder Valley School District, 196 F.R.D. 382 (D. Colo. 2000), sets 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.” Gillard, 196 F.R.D. at 386.
The proposed Protective Order does not comply with the requirements established in Gillard.
Therefore, it is ORDERED that the Motion for Protective Order is DENIED without prejudice,
and the proposed Protective Order is REFUSED.
Dated: March 22, 2012
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