Cousino v. Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Filing 38

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER re 36 Stipulation for Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen on 3/8/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)

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Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 1 of 10 Matthew I. Knepper, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 12796 Miles N. Clark, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 13848 KNEPPER & CLARK LLC 10040 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 170-109 Las Vegas, NV 89129 Phone: (702) 825-6060 Fax: (702) 447-8048 Email: matthew.knepper@knepperclark.com Email: miles.clark@knepperclark.com David H. Krieger, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 9086 HAINES & KRIEGER, LLC 8985 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 350 Henderson, NV 89123 Phone: (702) 880-5554 Fax: (702) 385-5518 Email: dkrieger@hainesandkrieger.com Sean N. Payne, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 13216 PAYNE LAW FIRM LLC 9550 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 253-A213 Las Vegas, NV 89123 Phone: 702-952-2733 Fax: 702-462-7227 Email: seanpayne@spaynelaw.com Attorneys for Plaintiff UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA LYNN MARIE COUSINO, and all similarly situated individuals, Plaintiff, vs. WHOLE FOODS MARKET, INC.; WHOLE FOODS MARKET GROUP, INC.; MRS. GOOCH’S NATURAL FOOD MARKETS, INC., and WFM SOUTHERN NEVADA, INC., Defendants. Case No.: 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 2 of 10 1 2 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, in accordance with Federal Rule of 3 Civil Procedure 26(c), by and among Plaintiff LYNN MARIE COUSINO (“Plaintiff”) and 4 Defendants WHOLE FOODS MARKET GROUP, INC., WHOLE FOODS MARKET, INC., 5 MRS. GOOCH’S NATURAL FOOD MARKETS, INC., and WFM SOUTHERN NEVADA, 6 INC., (collectively, the “Parties”), 1 by and through their counsel of record, as follows: 7 8 9 10 11 WHEREAS, documents and information have been and may be sought, produced or exhibited by and among the parties to this action relating to trade secrets, confidential research, development, technology or other proprietary information belonging to the defendants and/or personal income, credit and other confidential information of Plaintiff and Whole Foods’s customers. 12 THEREFORE, an Order of this Court protecting such confidential information shall be 13 and hereby is made by this Court on the following terms: 14 1. This Order shall govern the use, handling and disclosure of all documents, 15 16 17 18 19 testimony or information produced or given in this action which are designated to be subject to this Order in accordance with the terms hereof. 2. Any party or non-party producing or filing documents or other materials in this action may designate such materials and the information contained therein subject to this Order 20 by typing or stamping on the front of the document, or on the portion(s) of the document for 21 which confidential treatment is designated, “Confidential.” Electronically Stored Information 22 (“ESI”) designated as “Confidential” must be so designated by affixing such notice to each 23 electronic document or by marking the media upon which such ESI is produced—i.e., DVD, CD, 24 thumb drive—as “Confidential.” In the event that any documents are produced in native format, 25 documents may be marked “Confidential” by affixing this designation to the slip sheet for such 26 documents. Print-outs of any ESI designated as “Confidential” must be treated in accordance 27 28 1 Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFMI) agrees to this Stipulation in the event it is ordered to proceed with discovery following the Court’s ruling on WFMI’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 2 Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 3 of 10 1 with the terms of this Order. 2 3. To the extent any motions, briefs, pleadings, deposition transcripts, or other 3 papers to be filed with the Court incorporate discovery materials subject to this Order, the party 4 filing such papers shall designate such materials, or portions thereof, as “Confidential,” and shall 5 6 7 8 9 10 file them with the clerk under seal; provided, however, that a copy of such filing having the confidential information deleted therefrom may be made part of the public record if the Court so orders. Any party filing any document under seal must comply with the requirements of Local Rules. 4. All discovery materials subject to this Order, and all information derived 11 therefrom (including, but not limited to, all testimony, deposition, or otherwise, that refers, 12 reflects or otherwise discusses any information designated Confidential hereunder), shall not be 13 used, directly or indirectly, by any person, including Plaintiff, Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.; 14 Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Food Markets, Inc., and WFM Southern Nevada, Inc., for commercial or 15 competitive purposes or for any purpose whatsoever other than solely for the preparation and 16 trial (and any appeal) of this action in accordance with the provisions of this Order. 17 5. All depositions or portions of depositions taken in this action that contain 18 confidential information may be designated as “Confidential” and thereby obtain the protections 19 accorded other confidential information. The parties shall have thirty (30) days from the date a 20 deposition transcript is received to serve a notice to all parties designating portions (by page and 21 line number) as “Confidential.” Until such time, all deposition testimony shall be treated as 22 23 24 25 confidential information. To the extent any designations are made on the record during the deposition, the designating party need not serve a notice re-designating those portions of the transcript as confidential information. Any party may challenge any such designation in accordance with Paragraph 14 of this Order. 26 6. Except with the prior written consent of the individual or entity designating a 27 document or portions of a document as “Confidential,” or pursuant to prior Order after notice, 28 any document, transcript or pleading given “Confidential” treatment under this Order, and any [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 3 Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 4 of 10 1 information contained in or derived from any such materials (including but not limited to all 2 deposition testimony that refers, reflects or otherwise discusses any information designated 3 confidential hereunder) may not be disclosed other than in accordance with this Order and may 4 not be disclosed to any person other than: (a) the Court and its officers; (b) parties to this 5 6 7 8 9 litigation, including officers, directors, and employees of the named parties participating in the prosecution or defense of this action; (c) counsel for the parties, whether retained counsel or inhouse counsel, and their legal, clerical, and support staff, including temporary or contract staff, or service vendors (including outside copying services, data-processing services, investigators, 10 and litigation support services) assisting in the conduct of this litigation; (d) deponents and fact 11 witnesses (and counsel for such witnesses) reasonably believed by counsel to be necessary in 12 connection with their testimony in this action or the preparation thereof, and provided that a 13 person identified solely in this subsection (d) shall not be permitted to retain copies of 14 Confidential discovery materials; (e) experts specifically retained as consultants or expert 15 witnesses in connection with this litigation, provided that any report created by such expert or 16 consultant relying on Confidential discovery material in whole or in part shall be designated as 17 “Confidential” by the party responsible for its creation; (f) professional court reporters, 18 stenographers, or video operators transcribing depositions or testimony in this action; (g) any 19 mediator engaged by the Parties in this action; and (h) any other person only upon order of the 20 Court or upon stipulation of the party that produced the Confidential discovery materials. 21 22 23 24 25 7. Confidential discovery materials produced pursuant to this Order shall not be made available to any person designated in Subparagraph 6 (e) unless he or she shall have first read this Order, agreed to be bound by its terms, and signed the attached Declaration of Compliance. 8. Third parties who are the subject of discovery requests, subpoenas or depositions 26 in this case may take advantage of the provisions of this Protective Order by providing the 27 parties with written notice that they intend to comply with and be bound by the terms of this 28 Protective Order. [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 4 Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 5 of 10 1 9. All persons receiving any or all discovery materials produced pursuant to this 2 Order shall be advised of their confidential nature. All persons to whom Confidential discovery 3 materials are disclosed are hereby enjoined from disclosing same to any person except as 4 provided herein, and are further enjoined from using same except in the preparation for and trial 5 6 7 8 9 10 of the above-captioned action between the named parties thereto. No person receiving or reviewing such confidential discovery materials shall disseminate or disclose them to any person other than those described above in Paragraph 6 and for the purposes specified, and in no event shall such person make any other use of such document or transcript. 10. All trials are open to the public and, absent an order of the Court, there will be no 11 restrictions on the use of any discovery materials that may be introduced by any party at trial 12 simply because those materials have been designated “Confidential.” 13 11. This Order has been agreed to by the parties to facilitate discovery and the 14 production of relevant evidence in this action. 15 designation of any information, document, or the like as “Confidential,” nor the failure to make 16 such designation, shall constitute evidence with respect to any issue in this action. 17 12. Neither the entry of this Order, nor the The failure to designate any document, transcript, or other materials 18 “Confidential” will not constitute a waiver of an otherwise valid claim of confidentiality 19 pursuant to this Order, so long as a claim of confidentiality is promptly asserted after discovery 20 of the inadvertent failure. If a party designates discovery materials as “Confidential” after they 21 were initially produced, the receiving party, on notification of the designation, must make a 22 23 24 25 reasonable effort to assure that the document is treated in accordance with the provisions of this Order, and upon request from the producing party certify that the designated discovery materials have been maintained as confidential information. 13. If any party objects to any designation of any materials as Confidential, the parties 26 shall first attempt in good faith to resolve such objection by agreement. If the parties cannot 27 resolve their objections by agreement, any party shall be free to seek the assistance of the Court. 28 A party shall not be obligated to challenge the propriety of a Confidential designation at the time [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 5 Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 6 of 10 1 made, and a failure to do so shall not preclude a subsequent challenge thereto. Until an objection 2 has been resolved by agreement of counsel or by order of the Court, the materials shall be treated 3 as Confidential and subject to this Order. The Court may find material to be improperly 4 designated if it: (a) is already public knowledge or otherwise in the public domain; (b) has 5 6 7 8 9 10 become public knowledge or enters the public domain other than as a result of a disclosure in violation of this Order; (c) is acquired by the non-producing party from a non-party lawfully possessing such documents or information; or (d) was lawfully possessed by the non-producing party before discovery in this action. 14. The designating party shall have the burden of proving that any document 11 designated as CONFIDENTIAL is entitled to such protection. If the sole ground for a motion 12 to seal is that the opposing party (or non-party) has designated a document as subject to 13 protection pursuant to the stipulated protective order, the movant must notify the opposing party 14 (or non-party) at least two judicial days prior to filing the designated document. The designating 15 party must then make a good faith determination of whether the relevant standard for sealing is 16 met. To the extent the designating party does not believe the relevant standard for sealing can be 17 met, it shall indicate no later than on the next judicial day following the day on which notice of 18 the intended filing was received that the document may be filed publicly. To the extent the 19 designating party believes the relevant standard for sealing can be met, it shall provide a 20 declaration supporting that assertion no later than on the next judicial day following the day on 21 which notice of the intended filing was received. The filing party shall then attach that 22 23 24 25 declaration to its motion to seal the designated material. If the designating party fails to provide such a declaration in support of the motion to seal, the filing party shall file a motion to seal so indicating and the Court may order the document filed in the public record. In the event of an emergency motion or response thereto, these procedures shall not apply. 26 15. All persons and parties in possession of Confidential discovery materials shall: 27 (1) implement and maintain a written information security program that includes commercially 28 reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the security and [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 6 Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 7 of 10 1 confidentiality of such Confidential discovery materials; (2) use commercially reasonable efforts 2 to protect against any reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security of such 3 Confidential discovery materials; and (3) use commercially reasonable efforts to protect against 4 unauthorized access to or use of such Confidential discovery materials. To the extent a person or 5 6 7 8 9 party does not have an information security program, they may comply with this provision by having the Confidential discovery materials managed by and/or stored with an eDiscovery vendor(s) that maintains such an information security program. If the person or party receiving Confidential discovery materials discovers a breach of security, including any actual or 10 suspected unauthorized access, relating to another party’s Confidential discovery materials, the 11 receiving person or party shall promptly: (1) provide written notice of the breach to the person 12 or party who designated the discovery materials as Confidential; (2) investigate and make 13 commercially reasonable efforts to remediate the effects of the breach and ensure that a breach 14 shall not recur; and (3) provide the person or party who designated the discovery materials as 15 Confidential sufficient information about the breach to reasonably ascertain the size and scope of 16 the breach. 17 16. Within sixty (60) days after the final termination of this litigation, all discovery 18 materials afforded confidential treatment pursuant to this Order, including any extracts, 19 summaries or compilations taken therefrom shall be returned to the producing party. In lieu of 20 return, the parties may agree to destroy the documents, to the extent practicable. As to those 21 materials containing Confidential discovery material that (i) in the good faith judgment of 22 23 24 25 counsel are work product materials, and/or (ii) were filed with the Court and/or marked as trial exhibits, counsel may retain these documents if such counsel comply with this Order with respect to the retained materials. 17. Nothing herein shall affect or restrict the rights of any party with respect to its 26 own documents or to the information obtained or developed independently of documents, 27 transcripts and materials afforded confidential treatment pursuant to this Order. 28 18. The Court retains the right to allow disclosure of any subject covered by this [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 7 Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 8 of 10 1 2 3 stipulation or to modify this stipulation at any time in the interest of justice. IT IS SO STIPULATED. Dated March 7, 2018 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 /s/ Miles N. Clark Matthew I. Knepper, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 12796 Miles N. Clark, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 13848 KNEPPER & CLARK LLC 10040 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 170-109 Las Vegas, NV 89129 David H. Krieger, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 9086 HAINES & KRIEGER, LLC 8985 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 350 Henderson, Nevada 89123 17 Sean N. Payne, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 13216 PAYNE LAW FIRM LLC 9550 S. Eastern Ave. Suite 253-A213 Las Vegas, NV 89123 Email: seanpayne@spaynelaw.com 18 Counsel for Plaintiff 14 15 16 19 20 /s/ Daniel R. Warren Daniel R. Warren, Esq. (Pro Hac Vice) Scott C. Holbrook, Esq. (Pro Hac Vice) Dante A. Marinucci, Esq. (Pro Hac Vice) BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP Key Tower 127 Public Square, Suite 2000 Cleveland, OH 44114 Email: dwarren@bakerlaw.com Email: sholbrook@bakerlaw.com Email: dmarinucci@bakerlaw.com Ann Yackshaw, Esq. (Pro Hac Vice) BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP 200 Civic Center Drive, Suite 1200 Columbus, OH 43215 Email: ayackshaw@bakerlaw.com Mark E. Ferrario, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 1625 Christopher R. Miltenberger, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 10153 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 3773 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Ste 400 North Las Vegas, NV 89169 Email: ferrariom@gtlaw.com Email: miltenbergerc@gtlaw.com 21 Counsel for Defendants Whole Foods Market, Inc.; Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.; Mrs. Gooch's Natural Food Markets, Inc.; and WFM Southern Nevada, Inc. 22 23 24 25 26 27 ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March 8, 2018 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 8 Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 9 of 10 1 EXHIBIT A 2 DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE 3 (Lynn M. Cousino v. Whole Food Market, Inc., et al; 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL) 4 I, _____________________________________, declare as follows: 5 1. 9 10 My present occupation or job description is _________________________. 4 8 My present employer is ________________________________________. 3. 7 My address is ________________________________________________. 2. 6 I have received a copy of the Stipulated Protective Order entered in this action on _______________, 20___. 5. I have carefully read and understand the provisions of this Stipulated Protective 13 6. I will comply with all provisions of this Stipulated Protective Order. 14 7. I will hold in confidence, and will not disclose to anyone not qualified under the 11 12 Order. 15 Stipulated Protective Order, any information, documents or other materials produced subject to 16 this Stipulated Protective Order. 17 18 8. I will use such information, documents or other materials produced subject to this Stipulated Protective Order only for purposes of this present action. 19 9. Upon termination of this action, or upon request, I will return and deliver all 20 information, documents or other materials produced subject to this Stipulated Protective Order, 21 and all documents or things which I have prepared relating to the information, documents or 22 23 24 25 other materials that are subject to the Stipulated Protective Order, to my counsel in this action, or to counsel for the party by whom I am employed or retained or from whom I received the documents. /// 26 27 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 9 Case 2:17-cv-02531-JAD-PAL Document 36 Filed 03/07/18 Page 10 of 10 1 10. I hereby submit to the jurisdiction of this Court for the purposes of enforcing the 2 Stipulated Protective Order in this action. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the 3 United States that the following is true and correct. 4 5 Executed this ____ day of _____________, 2018, at __________________. 6 7 _______________________________ QUALIFIED PERSON 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 10

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