Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. v. Wall Street Equity Group, Inc. et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER on plaintiff's Emergency Motion to Compel Defendants to Make Offices Available for Imaging of Servers on 11/11/11 154 , and defendants' Motion for Protective Order 158 . Ordered by Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart. (CRZ)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
PETER KIEWIT SONS’, INC.,
WALL STREET EQUITY GROUP, INC., )
WALL STREET GROUP OF
COMPANIES, INC., SHEPHERD
FRIEDMAN AND STEVEN S. WEST, )
CASE NO.: 8:10-CV-00365
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
A telephonic hearing was held on the Plaintiff, Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.'s
Emergency Motion to Compel Defendants to Make Offices Available for Imaging of
Servers on 11/11/11, (Filing No. 154), and the Defendants’ Motion for Protective Order.
(Filing No. 158).
After conferring with counsel for the parties, in the interest of
maintaining the status quo while defense counsel is out of the country, but also insuring
the plaintiff promptly obtains a full and complete image of the information on the
defendants’ computer equipment,
IT IS ORDERED:
Defendants shall make their offices available to the Continuum
representative beginning on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. until the
Continuum representative has completed his work "imaging" the Defendants
servers. Defendants’ counsel shall notify her clients of this Order by 12:00 p.m.
on November 11, 2011.
The defendants shall fully cooperate with the imaging activities and
processes performed by Continuum, and shall not interfere in any way with those
When the Continuum representative arrives at the offices for imaging the
defendants’ servers, the defendants shall deliver to the Continuum representative
the hard drives they produced at the hearing held on November 8, 2011. The
Continuum representative may either retain the hard drives for further analysis
upon his or her return to Nebraska or, in the Continuum representative’s sole
discretion, he or she may create an image of those drives and leave the hard
drives themselves at the defendants’ facilities. If the Continuum representative
decides the hard drives should be retained for further analysis, the defendants
shall not in any way interfere with that decision or the steps used to effectuate
The results of Continuum’s analysis of the defendants’ computers shall not
be disclosed to anyone other than counsel for the parties until further order of the
court. To be clear, the results of the analysis shall not be disclosed to the parties,
and the defendants’ clients shall not be contacted by the plaintiff or its counsel,
until the results of the analysis have been presented to the court and the parties
have been afforded an opportunity to discuss and, if necessary, litigate the
proper terms for disclosure or protection of the information.
November 11, 2011.
s/ Cheryl R. Zwart
Cheryl R. Zwart
United States Magistrate Judge
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