Green et al v. Intersecurities, Inc.
STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (MKR)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
DON GREEN, CHARLOTTE GREEN
AND DANIEL P. ROEDER,
Case No. 13-cv-00076
STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER
In order to ensure the confidentiality of documents filed as Restricted Documents under
the E-Government Act, medical records, financial records, commercial and proprietary
information, and agreements with non-parties related to the present matter which may be
produced in this case in response to any party’s discovery requests or to testifying or
nontestifying experts (“Confidential Information”),
IT IS ORDERED:
This Protective Order shall be without prejudice to the right of any of the parties
of this action (i) to bring before this Court at any time the question of whether any particular
information is or is not relevant to any issue of this case or whether any information is or is not
confidential as defined in Paragraph 1 of the parties’ Stipulation for Protective Order; (ii) to seek
a further protective order; (iii) to exercise any right or raise any objection otherwise available
under the rules of discovery or evidence; or (iv) by application and notice, to seek relief from any
provision of this Protective Order on any ground. During the pendency of any challenge to the
applicability of this Protective Order to any document, information or thing, however, said
document, information or thing shall remain subject to the provisions of this Protective Order.
Confidential Information, including documents, things, testimony, pleadings,
various matters and information designated as confidential by any party to this action:
Shall be designated by a stamp, sticker or similar variation indicating that the
documents are “Confidential,” “Proprietary,” “Trade Secret,” “Subject to Protective Order” or
some similar variation;
Shall be used only for the purpose of this litigation, including any appeals, and
may not be used for any purpose or disclosed in any manner outside the reasonable conduct of
this case even if said information is used or offered at trial or in open court;
Shall not be disclosed to anyone other than the Court, the parties hereto, their
outside counsel, and the employees who are assisting such counsel in this litigation, any in-house
counsel, employees of insurers for the parties hereto with responsibilities respecting this
litigation, court reporters who record deposition or other testimony, witnesses, deponents,
consultants and/or experts;
Shall be filed as Restricted Documents under the E-Government Act whenever
said documents are filed with this Court; and
If any party, attorney or individual shall disclose confidential material(s) or
information to a consultant, expert witness, or non-party witness, it is the obligation of the
disclosing party to provide such person with a copy of this Protective Order and obtain a signed
Confidentiality Agreement (in the form attached hereto and marked as Exhibit A) whereby such
person agrees to be bound by the terms of this Protective Order. A copy of each executed
Confidentiality Agreement shall be maintained by counsel for the disclosing party in a secure
place and, upon request, such counsel shall produce the same to counsel for the non-disclosing
party. If any party discloses confidential material(s) or information to an expert witness who is
not expected to be called as a witness at trial (“non-trial expert”), the disclosing party still has the
obligation to provide the non-trial expert with a copy of this Protective Order and obtain a signed
Confidentiality Agreement (in the form attached hereto and marked as Exhibit A) whereby the
non-trial expert agrees to be bound by the terms of this Protective Order. Although a copy of
each executed Confidentiality Agreement obtained from such non-trial expert shall be
maintained by counsel for the disclosing party in a secure place, a copy of said executed
Confidentiality Agreement shall be produced to the non-disclosing party only upon court order.
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 502, any disclosure connected with this
litigation of privileged or protected information shall not waive any privilege or protection in the
instant proceeding or any other Federal or State proceeding. A party may request the return of
any information it claims to be subject to a privilege or protection, including without limitation
the attorney-client privilege and the work-product protection (“Privileged Information”) by
identifying the Privileged Information and the basis for withholding such information from
disclosure. If a party requests the return, pursuant to this paragraph, of Privileged Information
then in the custody of one or more other parties, the possessing parties shall not make further use
of the Privileged Information until such time as the Court has ruled on a motion for an order on
the privilege objections. If a possessing party does not agree that the Privileged Information is
covered by a privilege or work product protection, then the producing party shall bring a motion
seeking to protect the Privileged Information within fifteen (15) business days of the possessing
party’s disagreement. If the Court grant such motion, all parties in possession of the Privileged
Information shall, within five (5) business days of that ruling, destroy or return to the producing
party the Privileged Information and all copies thereof, and shall destroy and/or expunge from
any other document or material information solely derived from the Privileged Information.
Nothing in this paragraph shall affect the burden imposed by law on either the producing party or
the possessing party with respect to Privileged Information.
Nothing in this Protective Order shall be construed to limit the use of information
regarding individuals obtained by lawful means or from sources other than this litigation.
This Protective Order shall be binding upon the parties, their attorneys, agents,
employees, representatives, successors and assigns from this date forward for documents first
produced or disclosed from such date.
Dated November 12, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
S/ F.A. Gossett
United States Magistrate Judge
I have read the Protective Order (“Protective Order”) entered by the United States
District Court for the District of Nebraska in the action entitled Don Green, Charlotte Green,
and Daniel P. Roeder v. InterSecurities, Inc., Case No. 13-cv-00076. I understand the Protective
Order is a court order designed to preserve the confidentiality of the “Confidential Information”
designated under the terms of the Protective Order. I also understand the Protective Order
restricts my use, disclosure and retention of such Confidential Information and also requires my
safeguarding and/or return of documents and other materials containing Confidential Information
as required by the Protective Order.
I agree to comply with all provisions of the Protective Order. I also hereby submit
myself to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska for the
purpose of enforcement of any provision of the Protective Order.
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