Krzycki v. Omaha Neon Sign Company, Inc.
PROTECTIVE ORDER. 27 JOINT MOTION for Protective Order filed by Omaha Neon Sign Company, Inc. is granted. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Susan M. Bazis. (MBM)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
CASE NO. 8:16CV536
OMAHA NEON SIGN COMPANY, INC.,
This matter is before the Court on the parties’ Joint Motion for Entry of Stipulated
Protective Order. (Filing No. 27.) The motion is granted.
Accordingly, a protective order is entered as follows:
Limitations under this Protective Order on the use or
disclosure of documents, deposition testimony or other discovery designated as
“Confidential” shall apply to (a) all information, copies, extracts and complete or partial
summaries prepared or derived from such documents or testimony; (b) portions of
deposition transcripts, answers to interrogatories, responses to requests for admissions,
responses to requests for production, initial disclosures and exhibits thereto which
directly refer or directly relate to any such information, documents, copies, extracts or
summaries; and (c) portions of briefs, memoranda or any other writing filed with the
Court and exhibits thereto which directly relate to any such information, documents,
copies, extracts or summaries.
CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS. Before produced documents are copied
or inspected, the producing party may stamp as “Confidential” any document or
deposition testimony the party believes contains personal confidential information or
confidential or proprietary business information and/or trade secrets in order to limit
disclosure as set forth in this Paragraph 2. Documents may also be designated as
“Confidential” by written notice to opposing counsel which identifies the documents so
designated by Bates number.
Documents designated “Confidential”, deposition
testimony so designated, and information derived therefrom will be retained by counsel
and will not be used for any purpose other than this litigation and will not be disclosed
except pursuant to court order entered after notice, to anyone except:
Counsel who have signed this Order approving it as to form and content,
attorneys who are employed or are members of the law firms of counsel who have
signed this Order, in house counsel, law clerks, secretaries or paralegals directly
involved in the conduct of this litigation;
Experts and consultants retained by either of the parties for purposes of
assisting in the preparation or presentation of claims or defenses;
Any deposition or trial witness ;
Any person who was involved in the preparation of the document;
The Court, Court personnel, court reporters and similar personnel;
The named parties to this case, excluding their agents and/or
representatives except those identified at Paragraph 2(a) above;
Any other person with the prior written consent of the party producing the
document, pleading or deposition testimony.
Prior to receiving or being shown such documents or deposition testimony,
persons falling in the categories listed above in subparagraphs (b), (c), (d), (f) and (g)
shall be shown a copy of, and shall agree in writing, or on the record during trial or
deposition, to be bound by the terms of this Protective Order. During a deposition, any
party asserting confidentiality of any of its documents shall ask the deponent on the
record to accept the terms of this Order. If the deponent refuses to assent, disclosure
of the documents during deposition shall not constitute a waiver of confidentiality.
Under such circumstances, the witness shall sign the original deposition transcript in the
presence of the court reporter and no copy of the transcript or exhibits shall be given to
DOCUMENTS ALREADY PRODUCED. Within ten (10) days of the entry
of this Order, inform the party to whom documents have been produced that it considers
certain documents already produced as being subject to this Order as “Confidential”.
THIRD PARTY WITNESSES. A copy of this Protective Order shall be
served with a subpoena or Notice of Deposition on each third party deponent. A third
party witness may designate a document as “Confidential” pursuant to this Order by
stamping it with such notice prior to production or so identifying it on the record during
the deposition of that third party. Either party may also designate documents produced
by a third party as being “Confidential” pursuant to the terms of this Order within ten
(10) days of being made aware of the content of such documents. Any document
produced by a third party shall be treated as “Confidential” pursuant to the terms of this
Order for such ten (10) day period and thereafter if designated as “Confidential” by
either party or by the third party which produces it. The “Confidential” restrictions of this
Order shall no longer apply to any document produced by a third party which has not
been designated as “Confidential” by the third party or by a party within such ten (10)
CHALLENGE TO DESIGNATION.
Any party may challenge the
“Confidential” designation of any document, by notifying all interested parties at any
point during the litigation. The parties shall attempt to resolve such disagreement before
submitting it to the Court. If the parties cannot resolve the disagreement, the producing
party may file a motion with the Court to determine whether it should be kept
confidential within ten (10) days of the parties reaching an impasse.
shall continue to be treated as “Confidential” pursuant to the terms of this Order until
such time as the Court has made a ruling with respect to the motion. If no motion is
filed within that time the “Confidential” restriction of this Order shall no longer apply to
RETURN OF DOCUMENTS.
At the conclusion of this case, all
confidential discovery material and copies thereof in the possession, custody, or control
of any party or its attorneys shall be maintained in the possession, custody, or control of
counsel for the party and shall be withheld from all other persons following the
conclusion of this case. Counsel for the parties agree that said confidential discovery
material will be maintained solely for the purpose of defending an action against said
counsel. This Paragraph 6 shall not apply to documents filed with the Court.
USE OF DOCUMENTS. Documents produced by any party, including,
but not limited to, “Confidential” documents and information from any documents
acquired in discovery in this litigation shall not be used for any purpose except in
connection with this litigation pending in the United States District Court for the District
of Nebraska, Case No. 8:16-cv-00536-JFB-TDT, styled David Krzycki v. Omaha Neon
Sign Company, Inc. Nothing in this Order shall limit any party or person in its use of its
own documents or from disclosing its own documents and information. This Order or
production of any documents shall not affect the admissibility of any such document or
be deemed a waiver of any objection to the admissibility of such documents.
EXCEPTIONS. The restrictions embodied in this Order shall be binding
on the party to whom “Confidential” information is disclosed unless and until there is a
Such information was or has become public knowledge absent a breach
of this Protective Order; or
The party to whom such disclosure was made had already learned such
information from a third party who himself has not breached any confidential
relationship which may have existed or exists between such third party and the party
making the disclosure.
PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION.
The parties acknowledge that some of the information produced in this case may
be protected health information within the meaning of HIPAA.
Consistent with 45
C.F.R. § 164.512(e)(1)(iv)(v):
Counsel and the party seeking protected health information shall not use
or disclose the protected health information for any purpose other than the litigation or
proceeding for which such information has been requested.
Counsel and the party requesting protected health information shall
request, use and disclose only the minimum necessary protected health information to
conduct the litigation or proceeding.
NON-EXCLUSIVITY. This Order does not affect the right of a party to
seek to compel disclosure or production of a document or to seek an order modifying or
limiting this Order in any aspect. The obligations and prohibitions under this Order are
not exclusive. All other ethical, legal and equitable obligations are unaffected by this
WAIVER. Any waiver under this Order must be made in writing or, if at a
deposition or in Court, on the record.
Any party or person subject to the obligations and
prohibitions of this Order who is determined by the Court to have violated its terms is
subject to sanctions imposed by the Court pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 30th day of October, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Susan M. Bazis
United States Magistrate Judge
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