James v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Filing 9

ORDER Granting 8 Stipulated Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach on 3/3/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ADR)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 BRENDA H. ENTZMINGER, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 9800 TIMOTHY D. KUHLS, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 13362 PHILLIPS, SPALLAS & ANGSTADT LLC 504 South Ninth Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 (702) 938-1510 (702) 938-1511 (Fax) bentzminger@psalaw.net tkuhls@psalaw.net Attorneys for Defendant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. dba Wal-Mart Store No. 1559 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 11 12 BRITTNEE A. JAMES, Plaintiff, 13 14 15 16 Case No.: 2:17-cv-00468-APG-VCF STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER BETWEEN PLAINTIFF BRITTNEE A. JAMES AND DEFENDANT WAL-MART STORES, INC. DBA WAL-MART STORE NO. 1559 v. WAL-MART STORES, INC. dba WAL-MART STORE #1559, a foreign corporation; DOES I through XXX, inclusive and ROE BUSINESS ENTITIES I through XXX, inclusive, 17 Defendants. 18 19 The parties to this action, Plaintiff Brittnee A. James (“Plaintiff”) and Defendant Wal-Mart 20 Stores, Inc. dba Wal-Mart Store No. 1559 (“Wal-Mart” or “Defendant”), by their respective counsel, 21 hereby stipulate and request that the Court enter a stipulated protective order pursuant as follows: 22 23 24 25 26 1. The Protective Order shall be entered pursuant to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 2. The Protective Order shall govern all materials deemed to be “Confidential Information.” Such Confidential Information shall include the following: (a) Any and all documents referring or related to confidential and proprietary 27 human resources or business information; financial records of the parties; 28 compensation of Defendant’s current or former personnel; policies, procedures -1- 1 and/or training materials of Defendant and/or Defendant’s organizational 2 structure; 3 (b) 4 Any documents from the personnel, medical or workers’ compensation file of any current or former employee or contractor; 5 (c) 6 Any documents relating to the medical and/or health information of any of Defendant’s current or former employees or contractors; 7 (d) 8 disclosed or used as exhibits. 9 10 Any portions of depositions (audio or video) where Confidential Information is 3. In the case of documents and the information contained therein, designation of 11 Confidential Information produced shall be made by placing the following legend on the face of the 12 document and each page so designated “CONFIDENTIAL” or otherwise expressly identified as 13 confidential. Defendant will use its best efforts to limit the number of documents designated 14 Confidential. 15 4. Confidential Information shall be held in confidence by each qualified recipient to 16 whom it is disclosed, shall be used only for purposes of this action, shall not be used for any business 17 purpose, and shall not be disclosed to any person who is not a qualified recipient. All produced 18 Confidential Information shall be carefully maintained so as to preclude access by persons who are not 19 qualified recipients. 20 21 5. Qualified recipients shall include only the following: (a) 22 In-house counsel and law firms for each party and the secretarial, clerical and paralegal staff of each; 23 (b) Deposition notaries and staff; 24 (c) Persons other than legal counsel who have been retained or specially employed 25 by a party as an expert witness for purposes of this lawsuit or to perform 26 investigative work or fact research; 27 28 (d) Deponents during the course of their depositions or potential witnesses of this case; and -2- 1 2 (e) 6. The parties to this litigation, their officers and professional employees. Each counsel shall be responsible for providing notice of the Protective Order and the 3 terms therein to persons to whom they disclose “Confidential Information,” as defined by the terms of 4 the Protective Order. 5 Persons to whom confidential information is shown shall be informed of the terms of this 6 Order and advised that its breach may be punished or sanctioned as contempt of the Court. Such 7 deponents may be shown Confidential materials during their deposition but shall not be permitted to 8 keep copies of said Confidential materials nor any portion of the deposition transcript reflecting the 9 Confidential Information. 10 If either party objects to the claims that information should be deemed Confidential, that 11 party’s counsel shall inform opposing counsel in writing within thirty (30) days of receipt of the 12 Confidential materials that the information should not be so deemed, and the parties shall attempt first 13 to dispose of such disputes in good faith and on an informal basis. If the parties are unable to resolve 14 their dispute, they may present a motion to the Court objecting to such status. The information shall 15 continue to have Confidential status during the pendency of any such motion. 16 7. No copies of Confidential Information shall be made except by or on behalf of 17 attorneys of record, in-house counsel or the parties in this action. Any person making copies of such 18 information shall maintain all copies within their possession or the possession of those entitled to 19 access to such information under the Protective Order. 20 8. Any party that inadvertently discloses or produces in this action a document or 21 information that it considers privileged or otherwise protected from discovery, in whole or in part, 22 shall not be deemed to have waived any applicable privilege or protection by reason of such disclosure 23 or production if, within 14 days of discovering that such document or information has been disclosed 24 or produced, the producing party gives written notice to the receiving party identifying the document 25 or information in question, the asserted privileges or protection, and the grounds there for, with a 26 request that all copies of the document or information be returned or destroyed. The receiving party 27 shall return or destroy the inadvertently disclosed documents, upon receipt of appropriately 28 marked replacement documents. -3- 1 9. The termination of this action shall not relieve the parties and persons obligated 2 hereunder from their responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of information designated 3 confidential pursuant to this Order. 4 10. Within thirty (30) days of the final adjudication or resolution of this Lawsuit, the party 5 receiving Confidential Information shall destroy all Confidential Material, including all copies and 6 reproductions thereof, to counsel for the designating party. 7 8 9 10 11. Nothing in this Order shall be construed as an admission to the relevance, authenticity, foundation or admissibility of any document, material, transcript or other information. 12. Nothing in the Protective Order shall be deemed to preclude any party from seeking and obtaining, on an appropriate showing, a modification of this Order. 11 12 DATED this 3rd day of March, 2017. DATED this 3rd day of March, 2017. 13 LADAH LAW FIRM PHILLIPS, SPALLAS & ANGSTADT LLC 14 /s/ Ramzy P. Ladah /s/ Timothy D. Kuhls RAMZY P. LADAH, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 11405 ANTHONY L. ASHBY, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 4911 517 S. Third Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 BRENDA H. ENTZMINGER, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 9800 TIMOTHY D. KUHLS, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 13362 504 S. 9th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 Attorneys for Plaintiff Attorneys for Defendant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. dba Wal-Mart Store No. 1559 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -4- 1 2 Case Name: James v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. dba Wal-Mart Store #1559 Case No.: 2:17-cv-00468-APG-VCF ORDER 3 4 5 The terms of the above stipulation for a protective order by and between Defendant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. dba Wal-Mart Store No. 1559 and Plaintiff Brittnee A. James, by their respective counsel, shall hereby be the ORDER of this Court. 6 7 3rd DATED this ____ day of March, 2017. 8 ________________________________________ U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -5-

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