Edwards v. McDonald
PROTECTIVE ORDER, Motions terminated: 9 Unopposed MOTION for Protective Order filed by Robert A. McDonald. Signed by Judge Charles C. Lovell on 8/30/2017. (DED)
AUG 3 0 2017
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Clerk, U.S. District Court
District Of Montana
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
DAVID J. SHULKIN, Secretary
Department of Veteran Affairs, also
referred to as Montana Department of
Veteran Affairs, 1
Pursuant to the Motion for Protective Order, supporting brief, and the
Stipulation of the parties filed contemporaneously with the Motion, and good cause
IT IS ORDERED:
The Defendant's Unopposed Motion for Protective Order is GRANTED.
Counsel for Defendant, David J. Shulkin, Secretary of the Department of Veteran
Affairs (Department), may provide to counsel for Plaintiff any documents
Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(d), current Secretary of the VA, David J. Shulkin,
is substituted for former Secretary of the VA, Robert A. McDonald.
including personnel information of Department employees, EEOC investigation
documents, and Final Agency Decision records which may lead to information
relevant to the claims and defenses asserted in this action.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(l l), or other
applicable law, that any of the foregoing documents or information produced in
this litigation by Defendant shall be used only for the purposes of and within the
confines of this case.
All such documents shall be shown only to the parties to
this case, their attorneys and attorneys' employees, experts or consultants hired for
this case by any party, judges, court personnel, mediators agreed upon by the
parties to conduct a settlement conference, and/or witnesses during deposition or
trial testimony and as exhibits to deposition or in trial.
None of the documents
shall be released or shown to, and none of the information shall be disclosed to any
other person, firm or corporation, unless ordered by the Court.
Further, at the conclusion of this lawsuit, all of the documents shall be
returned to counsel for the Defendant or destroyed by Plaintiffs counsel.
DATED this~ aay of August, 2017.
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