Corzine v. United States Department of Veteran Affairs et al
PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge Charles C. Lovell on 10/14/2020. (HEG)
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IN THE UNITED ST ATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONT ANA
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF VETERANS AFFAIRS and
ROBERT L. WILKIE,
SECRETARY OF VETERANS
The United States has filed an unopposed motion for protective order,
together with a stipulation between Plaintiff and the United States, to allow the
United States to produce unprivileged information from the personnel and
employment files of certain physicians and to produce documents containing
sensitive information and evidence protected by the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a.
Such production would allow the United States to respond to discovery requests, to
potentially utilize information in its own defense, and to meet disclosure
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This case involves claims of employment discrimination under Title VII and
retaliation under Title VII and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Plaintiff intends to
ask the United States to produce employment I personnel files of the referenced
physicians, including documents related to hiring and employment. Based on the
parties' stipulation, and a review of the brief in support of the order, and good
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows:
1. All documents, information, and evidence produced in this
litigation related to any personnel or employment files shall be used only for the
purposes of and within the confines of this case. All such documents and items
shall be shown only to the parties to this case, their attorneys and attorneys'
employees, any parties' experts or consultants, judges, court personnel, mediators
agreed upon by the parties, and/or witnesses during or in preparation for deposition
or trial testimony. Such documents may be used as exhibits during depositions,
motions for summary judgment, and for trial. None of the documents or
information described above shall be released, shown to, or otherwise disclosed to
any other person, firm or entity, except as described above, unless ordered by the
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2. At the conclusion of this lawsuit, all of the documents described above
and items shall be returned to counsel for Defendant United States, or destroyed by
3. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, in no event
shall this Stipulation for Protective Order be construed as a waiver by any of the
parties of the right to assert any privilege against disclosure, or any other basis
justifying the non-disclosure of documents, including but not limited to the
attorney-client and work product privileges. The parties retain the right to
interpose objections to specific discovery requests or responses, and to submit
motions seeking to quash production of documents or to compel production.
Dated this _/
'day of October, 2020.
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