Lau v. Du et al
STIPULATION AND PROTECTIVE ORDER:...regarding procedures to be followed that shall govern the handling of confidential material. and as set forth herein. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Edgardo Ramos on 11/13/2023) (ama)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
PROPOSED PROTECTIVE ORDER
QUINGGUO DU AND UBER
No. 1:23 CI V 01424
WHEREAS, the Parties having agreed to the following terms of confidentiality, and the
Court having found that good cause exists for the issuance of an appropriately tailored
confidentiality order pursuant to Rule 26(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, it is hereby
ORDERED that the following restrictions and procedures shall apply to the information
and documents exchanged by the parties in connection with the pre-trial phase of this action:
Counsel for any party may designate any document or information, in whole or
in part, as confidential if counsel determines, in good faith, that such designation is necessary
to protect the interests of the client in information that is proprietary, a trade secret or
otherwise sensitive non-public information. Information and documents designated by a party
as confidential will be stamped “CONFIDENTIAL.”
The Confidential Information disclosed will be held and used by the
person receiving such information solely for use in connection with the action.
In the event a party challenges another party’s designation of confidentiality,
counsel shall make a good faith effort to resolve the dispute, and in the absence of a resolution,
the challenging party may seek resolution by the Court. Nothing in this Protective Order
constitutes an admission by any party that Confidential Information disclosed in this case is
relevant or admissible. Each party reserves the right to object to the use or admissibility of the
Parties, attorneys and experts shall not disclose or disseminate the content of or
information contained in any document or deposition designated as “Confidential” to any
person or entity not involved in this litigation, shall not use confidential information for any
other purpose, and within 30 days of dismissal shall certify that all such documents were
destroyed or returned. Confidential information shall not be disclosed to employees or
consultants of a party’s competitors, even if retained as experts.
The parties should meet and confer if any production requires a designation of
“For Attorneys’ or Experts’ Eyes Only.” All other documents designated as “CONFIDENTIAL”
shall not be disclosed to any person, except:
The requesting party and counsel, including in-house counsel;
The Court (including the mediator, or other person having access to any
Confidential Information by virtue of his or her position with the Court).
Before disclosing or displaying the Confidential Information to any person,
Inform the person of the confidential nature of the information or
Inform the person that this Court has enjoined the use of the
information or documents by him/her for any purpose other than this
litigation and has enjoined the disclosure of the information or
documents to any other person; and
Require each such person to sign an agreement to be bound by this
Order in the form attached as Exhibit A.
The disclosure of a document or information without designating it as
“Confidential” shall not constitute a waiver of the right to designate such document or
information as Confidential Information. If so designated, the document or information
shall thenceforth be treated as Confidential Information subject to all the terms of this
Stipulation and Order.
If a party inadvertently discloses Confidential Information, the party should
immediately inform the other parties and take steps necessary to remediate the
Any Personally Identifying Information (“PII”) (e.g., social security numbers,
financial account numbers, passwords, and information that may be used for identity theft)
exchanged in discovery shall be maintained by the receiving party in a manner that is secure
and confidential and shared only with authorized individuals in a secure manner. The producing
party may specify the minimal level of protection expected in the storage and transfer of its
information. In the event the party who received PII experiences a data breach, it shall
immediately notify the producing party of same and cooperate with the producing party to
address and remedy the breach. Nothing herein shall preclude the producing party from
asserting legal claims or constitute a waiver of legal rights and defenses in the event of litigation
arising out of the receiving party’s failure to appropriately protect PII from unauthorized
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 502, the production of privileged or workproduct protected documents or communications, electronically stored information (“ESI”) or
information, whether inadvertent or otherwise, shall not constitute a waiver of the privilege
or protection from discovery in this case or in any other federal or state proceeding. This
Order shall be interpreted to provide the maximum protection allowed by Federal Rule of
Evidence 502(d). Nothing contained herein is intended to or shall serve to limit a party’s right
to conduct a review of documents, ESI or information (including metadata) for relevance,
responsiveness and/or segregation of privileged and/or protected information before
Notwithstanding the designation of information as “Confidential” in discovery,
there is no presumption that such information shall be filed with the Court under seal.
The parties shall follow the Court’s procedures for requests for filing under seal.
At the conclusion of litigation, Confidential Information and any copies thereof
shall be promptly (and in no event later than 30 days after entry of final judgment no longer
subject to further appeal) returned to the producing party or certified as destroyed, except
that the parties’ counsel shall be permitted to retain their working files on the condition
that those files will remain protected.
1 2. Nothing herein shall preclude the parties from disclosing material designated to
be Confidential Information if otherwise required by law or pursuant to a valid subpoena.
Before filing a confidential document or deposition transcript with the court, or
referencing it in a brief either in whole or in part, a party shall first bring a Motion for Leave to
File Under Seal and obtain an Order. Alternatively, a party wishing to provide confidential
information to the court shall provide it directly to the judge for in camera review. A party who
files confidential information will move to have it removed from the court file within three
business days of learning of the disclosure.
SO STIPULATED AND AGREED.
Dated: New York, New York
U.S. District Judge
I have been informed by counsel that certain documents or information to be disclosed
to me in connection with the matter entitled have been designated as confidential. I have been
informed that any such documents or information labeled “CONFIDENTIAL” are confidential by
Order of the Court.
I hereby agree that I will not disclose any information contained in such
documents to any other person. I further agree not to use any such information for any
purpose other than this litigation.
Signed in the presence of:
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