Ellerbrock Family Trust, LLC v. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER by Belmont Strategic Income Fund, LP, Ellerbrock Family Trust, LLC, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Jarpe, Geoffrey)
Ellerbrock Family Trust, LLC v. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA Ellerbrock Family Trust, LLC; Belmont Strategic Income Fund, LP, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, Defendant. Upon stipulation of the parties for an order pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c) that confidential information be disclosed only in designated ways: 1. As used in the Protective Order, these terms have the following meanings: "Attorneys" means counsel of record; "Confidential" paragraph 2; documents are documents designated pursuant to Case No. 08-cv-05370-JRT-FLN STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER
"Documents" are all materials within the scope of Fed. R. Civ. P. 34; "Outside Vendors" means messenger, copy, coding, and other clericalservices vendors not employed by a party or its Attorneys; and "Written Assurance" means an executed document in the form attached as Exhibit A. 2. A Party may designate a document "Confidential", to protect information
within the scope of Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c). 3. All Confidential documents, along with the information contained in the
documents, shall be used solely for the purpose of this action, and no person receiving
such documents shall, directly or indirectly, use, transfer, disclose, or communicate in any way the documents or their contents to any person other than those specified in paragraph 4. Any other use is prohibited. 4. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Access to any Confidential document shall be limited to: the Court and its staff; Attorneys, their law firms, and their Outside Vendors; persons shown on the face of the document to have authored or received it; court reporters retained to transcribe testimony; the parties; outside independent persons (i.e., persons not currently or formerly employed by, consulting with, or otherwise associated with any party) who are retained by a party or its Attorneys to provide assistance as mock jurors or focus group members or the like, or to furnish technical or expert services, and/or to give testimony in this action. Third parties producing documents in the course of this action may also
designate documents as "Confidential", subject to the same protections and constraints as the parties to the action. A copy of the Protective Order shall be served along with any subpoena served in connection with this action. All documents produced by such third parties shall be treated as "Confidential" for a period of 15 days from the date of their production, and during that period any party may designate such documents as "Confidential" pursuant to the terms of the Protective Order. 6. Each person appropriately designated pursuant to paragraphs 4(f) to receive
Confidential information shall execute a "Written Assurance" in the form attached as 2
Exhibit A. Opposing counsel shall be notified at least 10 days prior to disclosure to any such person who is known to be an employee or agent of, or consultant to, any competitor of the party whose designated documents are sought to be disclosed. Such notice shall provide a reasonable description of the outside independent person to whom disclosure is sought sufficient to permit objection to be made. If a party objects in writing to such disclosure within 10 days after receipt of notice, no disclosure shall be made until the party seeking disclosure obtains the prior approval of the Court or the objecting party. 7. All depositions or portions of depositions taken in this action that contain
confidential information may be designated "Confidential" and thereby obtain the protections accorded other "Confidential" documents. Confidentiality designations for depositions shall be made either on the record or by written notice to the other party within 10 days of receipt of the transcript. Unless otherwise agreed, depositions shall be treated as "Confidential" during the 10-day period following receipt of the transcript. The deposition of any witness (or any portion of such deposition) that encompasses Confidential information shall be taken only in the presence of persons who are qualified to have access to such information. 8. Any party who inadvertently fails to identify documents as "Confidential"
shall, promptly upon discovery of its oversight, provide written notice of the error and substitute appropriately-designated documents. Any party receiving such improperlydesignated documents shall retrieve such documents from persons not entitled to receive
those documents and, upon receipt of the substitute documents, shall return or destroy the improperly-designated documents. 9. If a party files a document containing Confidential information with the
Court, it shall do so in compliance with the Electronic Case Filing Procedures for the District of Minnesota. Prior to disclosure at trial or a hearing of materials or information designated "Confidential", the parties may seek further protections against public disclosure from the Court. 10. Any party may request a change in the designation of any information
designated "Confidential". Any such document shall be treated as designated until the change is completed. If the requested change in designation is not agreed to, the party seeking the change may move the Court for appropriate relief, providing notice to any third party whose designation of produced documents as "Confidential" in the action may be affected. The party asserting that the material is Confidential shall have the burden of proving that the information in question is within the scope of protection afforded by Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c). 11. Within 60 days of the termination of this action, including any appeals, each
party shall either destroy or return to the opposing party all documents designated by the opposing party as "Confidential", and all copies of such documents, and shall destroy all extracts and/or data taken from such documents. Each party shall provide a certification as to such return or destruction within the 60-day period. However, Attorneys shall be
entitled to retain a set of all documents filed with the Court and all correspondence generated in connection with the action. 12. Any party may apply to the Court for a modification of the Protective Order,
and nothing in this Protective Order shall be construed to prevent a party from seeking such further provisions enhancing or limiting confidentiality as may be appropriate. 13. No action taken in accordance with the Protective Order shall be construed
as a waiver of any claim or defense in the action or of any position as to discoverability or admissibility of evidence. 14. The obligations imposed by the Protective Order shall survive the
termination of this action. STIPULATED TO: Dated: January 14, 2009 s/Geoffrey P. Jarpe Geoffrey P. Jarpe, #0049761 Robert R. Weinstine, #0115435 William A. McNab, #0320924 Jessica S. Karich, #0387156 WINTHROP & WEINSTINE, P.A. 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 3500 Minneapolis, MN 55402-4629 Telephone: (612) 604-6400 Facsimile: (612) 604-6800 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS
Dated: January 16, 2009
s/Thomas J. Shroyer Thomas J. Shroyer, #100638 MOSS & BARNETT, PA 4800 Wells Fargo Center 90 South Seventh Street Minneapolis, MN 55402-4129 Telephone: (612) 877-5281 Facsimile: (612) 877-5999 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dated: January 16, 2009
s/Steven M. Farina Steven M. Farina (admitted pro hac vice) Joseph M. Terry (admitted pro hac vice) Katherine M. Turner (admitted pro hac vice) WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY LLP 725 Twelfth Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 Telephone: (202) 434-5000 Facsimile: (202) 434-5029 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT
EXHIBIT A WRITTEN ASSURANCE _________________________________________ declares that: I reside at _______________________________________ , State of in the City of .
__________________, County of
My telephone number is __________________________________. I am currently employed by ___________________________________, located at _____________________________________________________, and my current job title is ____________________________________________________. I have read and I understand the terms of the Protective Order dated ________________, filed in Case No. 08-cv-05370-JRT-FLN, pending in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. I agree to comply with and be bound by the provisions of the Protective Order. I understand that any violation of the
Protective Order may subject me to sanctions by the Court. I shall not divulge any documents, or copies of documents, designated "Confidential" obtained pursuant to such Protective Order, or the contents of such documents, to any person other than those specifically authorized by the Protective Order. I shall not copy or use such documents except for the purposes of this action and pursuant to the terms of the Protective Order.
As soon as practical, but no later than 30 days after final termination of this action, I shall return to the attorney from whom I have received them, any documents in my possession designated "Confidential", and all copies, excerpts, summaries, notes, digests, abstracts, and indices relating to such documents. I submit myself to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota for the purpose of enforcing or otherwise providing relief relating to the Protective Order.
Executed on ______________________ ____________________________ (Date) (Signature)
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