Duane v. Vermont Mutual Insurance Company

Filing 14

Judge Richard G. Stearns: ORDER entered denying 11 Motion to Compel as Vermont Mutual has now responded to Duane's documents requests. Vermont Mutual is to produce responsive documents not subject to objections within 14 days. To the extent that the parties believe a confidentiality order is necessary, the production may be made subject to the court's default protective order (attached) until the parties agree to a case-specific order. The requests for costs and fees are denied. (RGS, int2)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS STANDING ORDER RE: DEFAULT PROTECTIVE ORDER IN COMPLEX CASES FILED BEFORE STEARNS, D.J. June 1, 2017 STEARNS, D.J. In complex (such as patent, trade secret, securities fraud) cases where the parties reasonably believe a protective order is necessary to preserve the confidentiality of documents and information produced in discovery, until such a time that the parties propose and the court adopts a stipulated protective order (or present competing proposals for the court’s decision), the court will impose the following the default protective order. Documents and information that either party in good faith believes is confidential may be produced in discovery with the designation “Confidential Pursuant to the Court’s Default PO,” and until such a time the designation is altered or removed by the parties’ agreement or by court order, a so-designated document may only be accessed by the parties’ outside counsel and the court and their personnel. SO ORDERED. /s/ Richard G. Stearns ___________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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