Carolina Power & Light Company v. Ameren Corporation, et al

Filing 1578

ORDER granting in part 1553 Motion for Protective Order - Signed by District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan on 03/11/2015. (Baker, C.)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA WESTERN DIVISION No. 5:08-CV-460-FL DUKE ENERGY PROGRESS, INC., Plaintiff, v. ALCAN ALUMINUM CORPORATION, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER No. 5:08-CV-463-FL CONSOLIDATION COAL COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. ALCAN ALUMINUM CORPORATION, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) This matter is before the court on motion for protective order (460 DE 1553, 463 DE 1544), filed by plaintiff Consolidation Coal Company and crossclaim/third-party plaintiff PCS Phosphate Company, Inc. (collectively “plaintiffs”). Third-party defendant Truland Corporation (“Truland”) filed a response in opposition. In this posture the issues raised are ripe for ruling. For the reasons that follow, plaintiffs’ motion is granted in part as set forth herein. BACKGROUND As pertinent to the present motion, on August 5, 2010, this court entered a consent protective order and stipulation of confidentiality providing for designation of materials produced in discovery in this action as “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY,” where the materials are “determined by the Producing Party, acting in good faith, to be non-public and to be confidential business or technical information.” (DE 349, ¶1).1 The protective order provides a mechanism by which a party “may challenge such designation by notifying the Designating Party in writing at any time prior to thirty (30) days before the first deadline for exhibit lists to be submitted by any party.” (Id. ¶9). “The Designating Party must then seek a protective order from the Court for such documents, information or tangible items.” (Id.). The protective order further states that “[n]othing in this Protective Order shall restrict or prohibit a party from seeking protections in addition to those set forth in this Protective Order for a particular document(s) or for particular testimony given in this action.” (Id. ¶22). On September 30, 2013, the court extended the August 5, 2010, protective order to apply to all third-party defendants. (DE 1326). On July 3, 2014, in discovery in this matter, plaintiffs disclosed Mr. David Mauro, a chemist, as their expert on PCBs in mineral oil transformers. (DE 1558-1). In his expert report, Mauro relied upon and referenced two publications at issue in the present motion, which were published by the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (“EPRI”): (1) a 2009 report titled “Changes to PCB Congeners in Dielectric Fluids in Use” (the “2009 EPRI Report”) and (2) a 2012 report titled “Predicting the Potential Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Concentration in Electrical Equipment” (the “2012 EPRI Report”) (collectively, the “EPRI Reports”). (See, e.g., DE 1558-1, pp. 30-31). On November 10, 2014, prior to deposition of Mr. Mauro, plaintiffs produced in discovery in this matter, under the designation “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY,” copies of the EPRI Reports, by making them available for download or on disc. (DE 1554-6, pp. 3-4). On 1 Henceforth in this order, unless otherwise noted, all citations to the record are to documents filed in Case 5:08-CV-460-FL, although the same documents were filed also in Case No. 5:08-CV-463-FL. 2 November 14, 2014, at the deposition of Mauro, Truland’s counsel discussed the EPRI Reports during deposition questioning. (DE 1558-3). On December 5, 2014, Truland’s counsel sent a letter to counsel for Consolidation Coal Company challenging the designation of the EPRI Reports as “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY,” and requesting that the designation be removed. (DE 1554-7, pp. 2-3). On January 2, 2015, plaintiffs filed their motion for protective order, pursuant to paragraph 9 of the court’s August 5, 2010, protective order, seeking a protective order designating all copies of the EPRI Reports produced by plaintiffs as “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY.” (DE 1553, p. 2). Truland filed its opposition on January 16, 2015. COURT’S DISCUSSION Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c), “[t]he court may, for good cause, issue an order to protect a party or person from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden or expense, including one or more of the following: . . . requiring that a trade secret or other confidential research, development, or commercial information not be revealed or be revealed only in a specified way.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c)(1). “To establish good cause for a protective order under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c), . . . courts have insisted on a particular and specific demonstration of fact, as distinguished from stereotyped and conclusory statements.” Gulf Oil Co. v. Bernard, 452 U.S. 89, 102, n.16 (1981) (internal quotations omitted). In this case, plaintiffs have established good cause for a protective order requiring that the EPRI reports be produced under certain restrictions, although not exactly as designated up to this point. The current designation, “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY” applies only to materials which are determined by the Producing Party “to be non-public and to be confidential 3 business or technical information.” (460 DE 349, ¶1). Based on the facts presented in support of the motion, however, the EPRI Reports are neither non-public nor confidential. Rather, EPRI sells copies of the reports to the public for a fee, where the cost to purchase a copy of the 2009 EPRI Report is $950, and the cost to purchase a copy of the 2012 EPRI Report is $2,500. (See, e.g., 460 DE 1554-8, p. 2; 460 DE 1558-3, pp. 3& 7). The EPRI Reports, therefore, do not fall squarely within the description of the designation “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY.” Nevertheless, based on these same facts, the EPRI Reports are materials of the type properly to be “revealed only in a specified way” to the parties during discovery in this case. Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c)(1)(G). Given that the EPRI Reports are proprietary and commercially valuable documents available only from EPRI for a fee, allowing unrestricted access to copies of the EPRI Reports by all parties to this case undermines EPRI’s intellectual property rights to charge a fee for its own publications. The Federal Rules, in this respect, provide a mechanism for protecting EPRI, as a “person” specified in the rule, “from . . . undue burden or expense.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 26. Although designating the EPRI Reports “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY” is not appropriate, the same protections applicable to materials designated “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY” will serve the interest of maintaining the integrity and value of EPRI’s commercial proprietary information. Restricting access to attorneys only for purposes of litigation in this case ensures that such proprietary information is used only for purposes of this litigation, and not for purposes of circumventing the cost of purchasing a report from EPRI. The court, therefore, directs that the EPRI Reports be designated under a new category of protective designation, “PROPRIETARY REPORT,” but in all other respects be subjected to the same requirements as materials otherwise designated “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES 4 ONLY” as set forth in the court’s August 5, 2010, protective order. For example, such requirements include but are not limited to the following requirements in Paragraph 4 of the August 5, 2010, protective order, modified here to incorporate the new category of designation: 4. [Information] designated as “[PROPRIETARY REPORT]” shall not be disclosed other than as expressly authorized in this Order and may be disclosed only to the following “Qualified Persons”: a. This Court and its personnel. b.Counsel of record in this litigation and attorneys and staff persons employed by or acting on behalf of any such counsel. c. Any consultant, investigator or expert (collectively, “Expert”) who is assisting in the preparation or trial of this litigation. d. A court reporter. e. Third-party fact witnesses or potential fact witnesses, if disclosure to such potential fact witness of particular [Information] is in counsel’s good faith judgment, necessary to that party’s prosecution or defense of the case. (DE 349, ¶4). Such requirements also include those provisions in the protective order specifying procedures in the event a party seeks to file such EPRI Reports under seal with the court. In particular, “[e]ach time a party seeks to file under seal [PROPRIETARY REPORTS], said party shall accompany the request with a motion to seal and a supporting memorandum of law,” (DE 349, ¶7), which motion and memorandum must make the requisite showing based upon applicable law governing sealing of court filings, particularly pursuant to Stone v. University of Maryland, 855 F.2d 178, 180-181 (4th Cir.1988). The court rejects Truland’s arguments in favor of lifting all restrictions on the designation of the EPRI Reports, at this juncture in the litigation. For example, Truland contends that a 5 restrictive designation would run afoul of Fourth Circuit case law, such as Stone, regarding requirements for sealing materials filed on the docket. No party, however, has yet sought to file the EPRI Reports in connection with any motion before the court, and no motion to seal such documents is before the court. In the event a motion to seal is filed, Truland may renew its arguments at that time. The court expresses no opinion at this time, without benefit of further briefing on the issues raised in Truland’s opposition regarding sealed materials, regarding the propriety of filing the EPRI Reports under seal in this case. It suffices for present purposes, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c), that plaintiffs have demonstrated through specific showing that a protective order restricting disclosure of the EPRI Reports in discovery in this case is warranted. CONCLUSION Based on the foregoing, plaintiffs’ motion for protective order (460 DE 1553; 463 DE 1544) is GRANTED IN PART. As set forth herein, the EPRI Reports shall be marked “PROPRIETARY REPORT,” and in all other respects be subjected to the same requirements as materials designated “CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEY’S EYES ONLY” as set forth in the court’s August 5, 2010, protective order, attached hereto as Exhibit A, and the court’s September 30, 2013, order, attached hereto as Exhibit B. SO ORDERED, this the 11th day of March, 2015. ________________________ LOUISE W. FLANAGAN United States District Judge 6 EXHIBIT A IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA WESTERN DIVISION CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY d/b/a PROGRESS ENERGY CAROLINAS, INC., Plaintiff, v. 3 M COMPANY, et al., ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 5:08-CY-OO460-FL Defendants. CONSOLIDATION COAL COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. 3 M COMPANY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) 5:08-CY-OO463-FL ) ) ) CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER AND STIPULATION OF CONFIDENTIALITY THIS CAUSE carne to be heard on the joint application of Plaintiffs and Defendants, and it appearing to the Court that the discovery and trial in this action may involve the production, disclosure, and filing with the Court of confidential, sensitive or proprietary business information, or trade secrets (collectively referred to as "Confidential Information") requiring protection against unrestricted disclosure or use, including, but not limited to, confidential fmancial data, marketing or sales planning information, information on pricing and profitability, customer or client lists, trade secrets, product design information, engineering or business plans or strategies, proprietary technical or scientific information, and other proprietary and nonpublic Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 1 of 38 commercial information or commercially and/or competitively sensitive infonnation ofthe type normally protected from disclosure to the public. This Protective Order governs the production or disclosure of all Confidential Information produced by the parties or their agents during the course of discovery, hearings or trial in this action. In addition, the parties contemplate that Confidential Information may be produced by anon-party, and the use of such information in this case is similarly governed by this Order. ffiEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, AGREED AND ORDERED that pursuant to Rule 26(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the following confidentiality provisions shall govern the disclosure, use, dissemination, and filing with the Court of all information, docwnents or materials designated as "Confidential" or "Confidential-Attorney's Eyes Only" and produced in this action. 1. Designation. Any party to this action or other person who produces, supplies, or provides access to information, docwnents, testimony, data, or other tangible items (hereinafter "Discovery Materials") for use in this action in the course of discovery (hereinafter the "Designating Party" or the "Producing Party") may designate all or part of such Discovery Materials as "Confidential" or "Confidential-Attomey's Eyes Only." The Producing Party shall be obligated to designate only such Discovery Materials which it believes in good faith to be information within the scope of Rule 26(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Moreover, the Producing Party shall be obligated to make specific designations to the extent reasonably possible and to avoid overbroad designations. "Confidential" applies to Discovery Materials which are determined by the Producing Party, acting in good faith, to be non-public and to be confidential business or technical infonnation. 2 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 2 of 38 "Confidential-Attomey's Eyes Only" applies to Discovery Materials which are detennined by the Producing Party, acting in good faith, to be non-public and to be confidential business or technical infonnation, and which is reasonably and in good faith considered by the Producing Party to be highly sensitive because at the time such Discovery Materials are produced contain competitive business infonnation such as customer lists, trade secrets, product design infonnation, marketing or sales planning infonnation or cost, price, profitability or other similar fmancial infonnation. It is the intention of the parties to designate only a limited number of documents and infonnation for this more restricted level of confidentiality. Discovery Materials shall be designated as "Confidential Infonnation" by marking words on the document or item that in substance states: "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL­ ATTORNEY'S EYES ONLY." Deposition testimony may be designated as Confidential at the time the testimony is given. Portions of deposition transcripts (including exhibits) containing Confidential Information shall be separately bound and treated as Confidential under this Order, and that portion of the transcript shall be designated "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL­ ATTORNEY'S EYES ONLY" before the final transcript is distributed. Within thirty (30) days after receipt of the deposition transcript, a Designating Party may designate deposition testimony as Confidential Infonnation by advising all parties in writing of the pages and lines in which the Confidential Infonnation appears. 2. Electronic or digital files containing Confidential Infonnation shall be marked as follows: a. Any media produced containing Confidential Infonnation in electronic or digital fonn shall be visibly marked on the outside or surface of the media with a legend substantially as follows: "CONTAINS INFORMATION 3 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 3 of 38 DESIGNATED AS CONFIDENTIAL" and/or "CONTAINS INFORMATION DESIGNATED AS CONFIDENTIAL-ATTORNEY' S EYES ONLY" b. Individual electronic or digital files shall be conspicuously marked or designated as containing Confidential Infonnation by including the word "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL-ATTORNEY'S EYES ONL y' in the file name or file designation in all capital letters. As an alternative to marking individual files in this manner, all digital files containing Confidential Infonnation on a given media item can be segregated within a folder or directory on that media, which folder or directory name shall include the words "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL-ATTORNEY'S EYES ONLY" in all capitals. c. Any electronic or digital files containing confidential infonnation shall, to the maximum extent practicable, contain a visible legend that is displayed along with the data or file contents, when the data or contents are viewed in the nonnal course of use, containing the words "CONFIDENTIAL" or "CONFIDENTIAL-ATTORNEY'S EYES ONLY" in all capitals. 3. Confidential Infonnation designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" shall not be disclosed other than as expressly authorized in this Order and may be disclosed only to the following "Qualified Persons": a. This Court and its personnel. 4 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 4 of 38 b. Counsel of record in this litigation, counsel of a deponent, in-house counsel for the parties, and attorneys and staff persons employed by or acting on behalf of any such counsel. c. Any consultant, investigator or expert (collectively, "Expert") who is assisting in the preparation or trial of this litigation. d. A court reporter. e. Plaintiff's current officers and employees. f. Current officers and employees of any Defendant. g. Third-party fact witnesses or potential fact witnesses, if disclosure to such potential fact witness of particular Confidential Information is, in counsel's good faith judgment, necessary to that party's prosecution or defense of the case. 4. Confidential Information designated as "CONFIDENTIAL-ATTORNEY'S EYES ONLY" shall not be disclosed other than as expressly authorized in this Order and may be disclosed only to the following "Qualified Persons": a. This Court and its personnel. b. Counsel of record in this litigation and attorneys and staff persons employed by or acting on behalf of any such counsel. c. Any consultant, investigator or expert (collectively, "Expert") who is assisting in the preparation or trial ofthis litigation. d. A court reporter. e. Third-party fact witnesses or potential fact witnesses, if disclosure to such potential fact witness of particular Confidential Information is, in 5 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 5 of 38 counsel's good faith judgment, necessary to that party's prosecution or defense of the case. 5. If a party wishes to disclose any Confidential Information to any person not described in Paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Order, permission to so disclose must be requested from the Designating Party in writing. If the Designating Party agrees, the person shall be considered a Qualified Person for the purposes of this Order. If the Designating Party objects to the proposed disclosure, no such disclosure shall be made unless this Court, upon application by the party requesting such permission, orders otherwise. 6. Confidential Information may be disclosed to a Qualified Person pursuant to Paragraph 3.c or 3.g, Paragraph 4.c or 4.e, or Paragraph 5, only if such person is first shown a copy of this Protective Order and agrees in writing to be bound by its terms by signing a copy of the Confidentiality Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A. Counsel for the party obtaining the person's signature on the Confidentiality Agreement will retain a copy of the-signed agreement. At the conclusion of the case, counsel will provide Designating Party with a copy of the signed agreements. 7. Where any Confidential Information is to be included in any materials filed with the Court, the filing Party must comply with the procedures in section T (1) of the Court's Electronic Case Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (Rev. Jan. 25, 2010). ("ECF Manual") Each time a party seeks to file under seal confidential documents, things, and/or information, said party shall accompany the request with a motion to seal and a supporting memorandum of law specifying: a. The exact documents, things, and/or information, or portions thereof, for which filing under seal is requested; 6 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 6 of 38 b. Where it is necessary for the court to detennine the source of the public's right to access before a request to seal may be evaluated, whether any such request to seal seeks to overcome the common law or the First Amendment presumption to access; c. The specific qualities of the material at issue which justify sealing such material, taking into account the balance of competing interests in access; d. The reasons why alternatives to sealing are inadequate; and e. Whether there is consent to the motion. Finally, in addition to the motion and supporting memorandmn, said party must set out such findings in a proposed order to seal for the Court. However, in the event that a party seeking to file Confidential Information is not the party who designated that material as Confidential Information, then the Filing Party and the Designating Party shall follow the procedures set forth in section T (l)(a)(6) of the Court's ECF Manual. Further proceedings with respect to a motion to seal will be governed by the Court's Case Management Order. 8. Inadvertent failure to designate as Confidential any infonnation pursuant to this Protective Order shall not constitute a waiver of any otherwise valid claim for protection, so long as such claim is asserted within thirty (30) days of the discovery of the inadvertent failure. At such time, arrangements shall be made for return of all copies of the inadvertently misdesignated docmnents to the Designating Party and for the submission, where appropriate, of properly labeled copies. 9. If upon review any party reasonably and in good faith believes that any docmnents, infonnation or tangible items designated by a Designating Party are not properly designated "Confidential" or "Confidential-Attorney's Eyes Only" as defined hereinabove, 7 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 7 of 38 then the party may challenge such designation by notifying the Designating Party in writing at any time prior to thirty (30) days before the fust deadline for exhibit lists to be submitted by any party. The written notice must specifically identify the challenged documents, information or tangible items, by Bates number page where available. The Designating Party must then seek a protective order from the Court for such documents, information or tangible items. If such a motion is filed the documents will continue to be treated as "Confidential" pending resolution by the Court. Failure to file a motion for a protective order within thirty (30) days from receiving notification of a party's challenge to the designation shall cause such documents, information or tangible items to be excluded from the provisions of this Order. 10. No one may attend or review the Confidential portions of a deposition, or a transcript of such portion ofthe deposition, other than persons listed in Paragraphs 3 and 4, subject to the provisions of Paragraph 6. 11. Any presentation of Confidential Information to the Court at a hearing prior to the trial shall be made following advance notice to the Court prior to presentation of the material. 12. Except to the extent expressly authorized in this Protective Order, Confidential Information shall not be disclosed to any third party, or used or disclosed for any purpose other than the preparation and/or trial of this case and/or appeal therefrom. 13. Nothing contained herein shall prevent any party from disclosing its own Confidential Information or other Discovery Materials as it deems appropriate. 14. Each party or person bound by this Protective Order will use reasonable care to avoid designating any document or information as Confidential Information which is not entitled to such designation or which is generally available to the public. The restrictions and obligations relating to Confidential Information set forth in this Protective Order shall not apply to: 8 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 8 of 38 a. Any document that is or becomes publicly known or available other than through a violation of this Protective Order; or b. Any document that the receiving party receives from a third party without violation of this Protective Order or breach of any other agreement between the producing party and such third party, provided the receiving party is not obligated to hold such document in confidence; or c. Any information that is independently developed by employees of the receiving party who have not had access to or received any Confidential Information under this Protective Order, as evidenced by written documentation of such independent development; or d. Any document that the Designating Party authorizes (in writing) to be released from the obligations of this Protective Order. If any document marked as "Confidential" or "Confidential-Attomey's Eyes Only" is believed by any party to fall within the description set forth in this paragraph, before disclosing such document to any person not authorized to receive same by this Order, the party seeking to disclose said document shall follow the procedure as set forth in paragraph 9 above. 15. Any notes, summaries, compilations or copies containing Confidential Information or electronic images or databases containing Confidential Information shall be subject to the terms of this Protective Order to the same extent as the material or information from which such notes, summaries, compilations, copies, electronic images or databases are made or derived. 16. In the case of inadvertently produced privileged and/or work product documents, upon request of the Producing Party, the documents together with all copies thereof shall be 9 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 9 of 38 returned to the party claiming privilege and/or work product immunity within seven (7) days of receipt of notice of the inadvertent production, and any notes made therefrom shall be destroyed. A party returning inadvertently produced documents pursuant to this paragraph does not waive its right to challenge the privileged and/or work product status of those documents. In support of such a challenge, a party returning inadvertently produced documents may, at that time, submit a copy of the returned documents to the Court under seal, to be opened in camera only ifthe party elects to challenge the privileged and/or work product status of those documents, which challenge must be made within fourteen (14) days of submission to the Court. If the party returning inadvertently produced privileged documents fails to file a motion to compel production of these documents within said fourteen (14) day period, the documents will be returned to the Designating Party. 17. This Protective Order does not affect any party's rights to object to discovery on any grounds other than an objection based solely on the ground that the information sought contains Confidential Information. 18. A Party or entity's compliance with the terms of this Protective Order shall not operate as an admission that any particular document is or is not (a) confidential, (b) proprietary, (c) privileged or subject to attorney work product protection, or (d) admissible in evidence at trial. 19. Any person in possession of materials designated as "Confidential" or "Confidential-Attorney's Eyes Only" pursuant to this Protective Order who receives a subpoena or other process from any court or person (including natural persons, corporations, partnerships, firms, governmental agencies, departments, or bodies, boards, or associations) who is not a party to this Protective Order, seeking production or other disclosure of such 10 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 10 of 38 Confidential material, shall promptly give telephonic notice and written notice by overnight delivery, electronic mail, and/or facsimile to counsel for the Designating Party or entity, identifying the materials sought and enclosing a copy of the subpoena or other process where possible at least ten (10) business days before production or other disclosure shall be given. Without limiting the remainder of this paragraph, in no event shall production or other disclosure be made before the latest of (1) the day following the date on which notice is given, or (2) the return date of the subpoena or process. 20. This Protective Order may be modified or amended by Order of the Court for good cause shown. 21. This Protective Order shall apply to discovery directed to non-parties to this case, if said non-party requests protection as to its Confidential material as defined above. 22. This Protective Order is without prejudice to the right of any party to seek modification thereof from the Court, and shall remain in effect until such time as it is modified, amended or set aside by the Court. Nothing in this Protective Order shall restrict or prohibit a party from seeking protections in addition to those set forth in this Protective Order for a particular document(s) or for particular testimony given in this Action. 23. This Protective Order is not intended to prohibit the use or admissibility of Confidential Information upon trial of this action. Issues involving the protection of Confidential Information during trial will be presented to the Court prior to or during trial as each party deems appropriate, with direction from the Court. 24. Within sixty (60) days after the final disposition of this action, all documents and materials containing Confidential Information (other than exhibits to the official court record) shall, if requested, be returned to the Designating Party or, at the sole option of the Designating 11 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 11 of 38 Party, destroyed at the Designating Party's expense. The attorneys for each party to the litigation may keep one (1) archival copy of all pleadings and all transcripts (including deposition transcripts and exhibits thereto) containing Confidential Infonnation. The attorneys returning documents containing Confidential Infonnation may retain their attorney 'work product' and privileged attorney-client correspondence as may be necessary in their reasonable good judgment to comply with ethical requirements and/or insurer requirements; provided, however, that this exception shall not apply to any copies of Confidential documents that are incorporated into or attached to attorney-client communications or attorney work product. Counsel for any party or third party receiving Confidential Infonnation shall make written certification of compliance with this provision and shall deliver the same to counsel for each Designating Party. 25. The obligations of this Protective Order shall survive the tennination of this Action and shall continue to restrict the disclosure and use of discovery material designated as Confidential Infonnation by the parties, their counsel, and all who signed a Confidentiality Agreement. Following tennination of this Action, the Court will retain jurisdiction to enforce the tenns of this Protective Order. SOORDERED,TIIIS S DAYO~201O. RT JUDGE 12 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 12 of 38 CONSENTED TO: Counsel for Plaintiffs: lsI Christopher G. Smith CHRISTOPHER G. SMITH N.C. Bar No. 22767 CAROLINE N. BELK N.C. Bar No. 32574 SMITH, ANDERSON, BLOUNT, DORSETT, MITCHELL & JERNIGAN, LLP Post Office Box 2611 Raleigh, NC 27602-2611 Telephone: (919) 821-1220 Facsimile: (919) 821-6800 Email: csmith@smithlaw.com cbelk@smithlaw.com lsI William W. Pollock WILLIAM W. POLLOCK N.C. Bar No. 19381 CRANFILL SUMNER & HARTZOG LLP Post Office Box 27808 Raleigh, NC 27611-7808 Telephone: (919) 828-5100 Facsimile: (919) 828-2277 Email: wpollock@cshlaw.com lsI Daniel M. Darragh DANIEL M. DARRAGH Pa. Bar No. 34076 Attorneys for Plaintiff COHEN & GRIGSBY, P.C. 625 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3125 Telephone: (412) 297-4718 Facsimile: (412) 209-1940 Email: ddarragh@cohenlaw.com COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT COMPANYd/b/a PROGRESS ENERGY CAROLINAS, INC. COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF CONSOLIDATION COAL COMPANY 13 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 13 of 38 lsI 1. Donald Cowan, Jr. J. DONALD COWAN, JR. N.C. Bar No. 0968 ELLIS & WINTERS LLP 1100 Crescent Green Drive, Suite 200 Cary, NC 27518 Telephone: (919) 865-7000 Facsimile: (919) 865-7010 Email: don.cowan@elliswinters.com lsI Jane Borthwick Story MICHAEL H. GINSBERG Pa. Bar No. 43582 MARY BETH DEEMER Pa. Bar No. 41887 JANE BORTHWICK STORY Pa. Bar No. 205641 JONES DAY 500 Grant Street, Suite 4500 Pittsburg, PA 15219-2514 Telephone: (412) 391-3939 Facsimile: (412) 394-7959 Email: mhginsberg@jonesday.com mbdeemer@jonesday.com jbstory@jonesday.com COUNSEL FOR CROSSCLAIM PLAINTIFF PCS PHOSPHATE COMPANY, INC. 14 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 14 of 38 Counsel for Defendants: lsi Donald J Camerson, II Donald J. Camerson, II NJ State BarNo. 012921990 Kirstin K. O'Callaghan NJ State Bar No. 028612005 Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. 325 Columbia Turnpike Florham Park, NJ 07932 Phone: (973) 514-1200 Fax: (973) 514-1660 djcamerson@bressler.com kocallaghan@bressler.com Attorneys by Special Appearancefor Defendants 3M Company & Kraft Foods Global, Inc. and lsi John W Bowers John W. Bowers NC State Bar No. 24133 D. Christopher Osborn NC State Bar No. 22237 Horack Talley 2600 One Wachovia Center 301 South College Street Charlotte, NC 28202 jbowers@horacktalley.com cosbom@horacktalley.com Phone: (704) 377-2500 Fax: (704) 372-2619 LR 83.1 Counselfor Defendants 3M Company & Kraft Foods, Global, Inc. lsi Patrick A. Genzler Patrick A. Genzler NC State Bar No. 23737 Vandeventer Black LLP 101 West Main St. 500 World Trade Center Norfolk, VA 23510 Phone: (757) 446-8600 pgenzler@vanblk.com and Norman W. Shearin NC State Bar No. 3956 Vandeventer Black LLP P.O. Box 2599 Raleigh, NC 27602-2599 Phone: (919) 754-1171 nshearin@vanblk.com Attorneysfor Defendant Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Corporation 15 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 15 of 38 Troutman Sanders LLP /s/ Gavin B. Parsons /s/ Andrea L. Rimer Andrea L. Rimer GA State Bar No. 605735 600 Peachtree St., NE, Suite 5200 Atlanta, GA 30308-2216 Phone: (404) 885-3265 Fax: (404) 962-6669 andrea.rimer@troutmansanders.com Gavin B. Parsons NC State Bar No. 28013 Post Office Drawer 13 89 Raleigh, NC 27602 Phone: (919) 835-4107 Fax: (919) 829-8715 Gavin.parsons@troutmansanders.com Attorneysfor Virginia Electric and Power Company and and Daniel S. Reinhardt GA State Bar No. 600350 Hollister A. Hill GA State BarNo. 003910 Jeffrey J. Hayward GA State Bar No. 159051 5200 Bank of America Plaza 600 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30308-2216 Phone: (404) 885-3084 Fax: (404) 962-6679 Daniel.reinhardt@troutmansanders.com Hollister.hill@troutmansanders.com Jeff.haywarduv,troutmansanders.com /s/ D. Kyle Deak Patricia P. Kerner NC State Bar No. 13005 D. Kyle Deak NC State Bar No. 35799 434 Fayetteville Street Two Hannover Square, Suite 1900 Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: (919) 835-4100 Fax: (919) 835-4101 tricia.kerneruv,troutmansanders.com kyle.deak@troutmansanders.com LR 83.1 Counselfor Virginia Electric and Power Company Attorneysfor Georgia Power Company, individually and as successor-in-interest to Savannah Electric and Power Company /s/ Jacob H Wellman Henry W. Gorham NC State Bar No: 6174 Jacob H. Wellman N.C. State Bar No.: 28853 Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham LLP P.O. Box 19207 Raleigh, NC 27619-9207 Phone: (919) 873-0166 hgorham@tcdg.com jwellman(li{tcdg.com Attorneysfor Defendant Royal Street Junk Company, Inc. 16 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 16 of 38 Isl Joseph P. Williams Joseph P. Williams Shipman & Goodwin LLP One Constitution Plaza Hartford, CT 06103-1919 Phone: (860) 251-5000 Fax: (860) 251-5318 jwilliams@goodwin.com Connecticut Juris No. 57385 Attorneyfor Defendant Bonner Electric, Inc. lsi Carson Carmichael Carson Carmichael NC State Bar #9734 David S. Coats NC State Bar #16162 Bailey & Dixon, LLP P.O. Box 1351 Raleigh, NC 27602 Phone: (919) 828-0731 Fax: (919) 828-6592 and and lsi H Clay Hodges H. Clay Hodges, NCSB #29270 Harris, Winfield, Sarratt & Hodges, LLP 1620 Hillsborough Street Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27605 Phone: (919) 546-8788 chodges@harriswinfield.com LR 83.1 Counselfor Bonner Electric, Inc. lsi Dennis J. Conniff Kentucky State Bar #14150 Amy D. Cubbage Kentucky Bar #86902 Frost Brown Todd LLC 400 West Market St., 32nd Floor Louisville, Kentucky 40202 Phone: (502) 589-5400 Fax: (502) 581-1087 dconniff@fbtlaw.com acubbage@fbtlaw.com Attorneysfor East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. R. Steven DeGeorge R. Steven DeGeorge Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, PA 101 North Tryon Street Suite 1900 Charlotte, NC 28246-1900 sdegeorge@rbh.com Attorneysfor Bruce-Merrilees Electric Co., Conoco Phillips Company, Monongahela Power Co., CBS Corporation, West Penn Power Co. 17 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 17 of 38 Isl Nicholas J Voelker Nicholas J. Voelker, NC Bar No. 35841 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP Bank: of America Corporate Center 100 N. Tryon Street, Suite 2690 Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: (704) 332.8842 Fax: (704) 332.8858 nvoelker@babc.com LR 83.1 Counsel City ofHuntsville d/b/a Huntsville Utilities Joel L. Herz AZ State Bar No. 015105 Law Offices of Joel L. Herz 3573 East Sunrise Drive, Suite 215 Tucson, AZ 85718 Phone: (520) 529-8080 Fax: (520) 529-8077 joel@joelherz.com Attorney by Special Appearancefor Defendant NL Industries, Inc. and and lsi lsi Joel Herz Benjamin 1. McArthur lsi Paul Klein Benjamin L. McArthur AL State Bart No. ASB-I049-B61M lsi E. Cutter Hughes E. Cutter Hughes AL State Bar No. ASB-2272-E67E Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 200 Clinton Avenue West, Suite 900 Huntsville, AL 35801-4900 Phone: 256.517.5100 Fax: 256.517.5200 bmcarthur@babc.com chughes@babc.com LR 83.1 Special Counsel for City of HuntsviUe d/b/a Huntsville Utilities Paul Klein NC State Bar No. 18636 Klein & Freeman, PLLC 4521 Sharon Road, Suite 150 P.O. Box 221648 Charlotte, NC 28222-1648 Phone: (704) 442-0660 Fax: (704) 364-2295 paulklein(Q),kleinfreeman.com LR 83.1 Counsel Attorneyfor Defendant NL Industries, Inc. 18 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 18 of 38 Isl Susan H Briggs Susan H. Briggs NC State Bar No. Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. 2115 Rexford Road, Suite 210 Charlotte, NC 28211 Phone: 704.998.5184 sbriggs@dmclaw.com and lsi Peter T. Stinson Peter T. Stinson, Esquire P.A.I.D. No.: 39044 Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, PC Two PPG Place, Suite 400 Pittsburg, PA 15222-5402 Phone: 412.392.5432 pstinson@dmclaw.com Attorneys for Carlisle Syntec Incorporated and PPG Industries, Inc. lsi Kurt J Olson Kurt 1. Olson Law Office of Kurt J. Olson, PLLC 3737 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27612 Phone: 919-573-6172 Fax: 919-573-6173 kurt.j .olson@gmai1.com Attorneyfor Arkema, Inc., BASF Corp., Stauffer management Co. on behalfofBayer CropScience, Inc., CSX Residual Co., Duquense Light Co., Sara Lee Corp., Chemical Products, Corp., Sumter Electric Cooperative, Inc., Mid American Energy Co., Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc., South Central Power Co., General Extrusions, Inc., Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., American Skiing Co., Appalachian Power Co., Kingsport Power Co., International Paper Co., Kobe Copper Products, Inc., Environmental Protection Services, Inc., Jessop Steel, LLC, Foremost Electric and Transmission, Inc., Holladay Property Services, Midwest, Inc. (aka Holladay Corp.), Erachem Comilog 19 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 19 of 38 Isl Eric H Cottrell Eric H. Cottrell Mayer Brown LLP 214 North Tryon St. Suite 3800 Charlotte, NC 28202 704-444-3500 Fax: 704-377-2033 Email: ecottrell@mayerbrown.com Email: jhahn@mayerbrown.com Attorneyfor Defendant Frontier Communications Corp.,f/k/a Citizens Communications Company lsi Ronald E. Cardwell Ronald E. Cardwell NC State Bar No. 17027 McNair Law Finn, P.A. 104 South Main St., Suite 700 P.O. Box 447 Greenville, SC 29602 Phone: (864) 271-4940 Fax: (864) 271-4015 rcardwell@mcnair.net and LeeVV.ZilnInennan Ethan R. VVare McNair Law Finn, P.A. 1301 Gervais St., 17th Floor P.O. Box 11390 Colwnbia, SC 29211 Phone: (803) 799-9800 Fax: (803) 753-3219 lzimmennan@mcnair.net eware@mcnair.net Attorneysfor Furman University, Intertape Polymer Group, Lafarge Mid-Atlantic 20 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 20 of 38 Isl Gregory J. Lucht Kevin D. Margolis, OHSB #0042043 Gregory J. Lucht, OHSB #0075045 Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP 200 Public Square, Ste. 2300 Cleveland,OH 44114-2378 Phone: (216) 363-4511 Fax: (216) 363-4588 kmargolis@beneschlaw.com glucht@beneschlaw.com Attorneysfor Defendant Green Circle Growers, Inc. and lsI Steven K. McCallister Kieran J. Shanahan, NCSB #13329 Steven K. McCallister, NCSB #25532 Shanahan Law Group, PLLC 128 E. Hargett Street, Third Floor Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: (919) 856-9494 Fax: (919) 856-9499 kieran@shanahanlawgroup.com srnccallister@shanahanalawgroup.com LR 83.1 Counselfor Defendant Green Circle Growers, Inc. lsI Herman L. Fussell Herman L. Fussell, Georgia SB #281100 Shapiro Fussell Wedge & Martin, LLP One Midtown Plaza, Suite 1200 1360 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: (404) 870-2201 Fax: (404) 870-2213 Attorneyfor Defendant Cleveland Electric Co. and lsI Brian J. Schoolman Brian 1. Schoolrnan, NCSB #26266 Safran Law Offices 120 South Boylan Avenue (27603) Post Office Box 587 Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-0587 Phone: (919) 828-1396 Fax: (919) 828-7993 LR 83.1 Counselfor Defendant Cleveland Electric Company 21 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 21 of 38 Isl Timothy J Bergere Timothy J. Bergere Pennsylvania Attorney LD. No. 39110 Montgomery McCracken 123 South Broad Street Avenue of the Arts Philadelphia, PA 19109-1030 Phone: (215) 772-1500 Fax: (215) 772-7620 tbergere@mmwr.com Attorneys by Special Appearancefor Defendant Carr & Duff, Inc. and lsi Mason Avrigian, Jr. Mason Avrigian, Jr. Pennsylvania Attorney I.D. No. 51647 Jeffrey P. Wallack Pennsylvania Attorney LD. No. 69112 Wisler Pearlstine, LLP 484 Norristown Road, Suite 100 Blue Bell, PA 19422-2326 Phone: (610) 825-8400 Fax: (610) 828-4887 mavrigian@wispearl.com jwallack@wispearLcom Attorneys by Special Appearancefor Defendant Carr & Duff, Inc. and lsi E. Hardy Lewis E. Hardy Lewis NC Bar No. 18282 Blanchard, Miller, Lewis & Styers, P.A. 1117 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone: (919) 747-8107 Fax: (919) 755-3994 hlewis@bmlslaw.com lsi Donald H Beskind Donald H. Beskind NC State Bar No. 8138 beskind@nctrial.com lsi Jesse H Rigsby, IV Jesse H. Rigsby, IV NC State Bar No. 35538 rigsby@nctrial.com Twiggs Beskind Strickland & Rabenau, PA Wachovia Capital Center 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1100 Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: (919) 828-4357 Fax: (919) 833-7924 LR 83.1 Counsel Defendant Union Electric Company and lsi Joseph F. Madonia Joseph F. Madonia IL State Bar No. 6190852 madonia@wildman.com lsi Meghan M Hubbard Meghan M. Hubbard IL State BarNo. 6275155 hubbard@wildman.com Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, LLP 225 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 2800 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: (312) 201-2810 Fax: (312) 201-2555 Attorneysfor Union Electric Company Local Rule 83.1 Counselfor Defendant Carr & Duff, Inc. 22 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 22 of 38 Isl Joel A. Kramer Joel A. Kramer District of Maryland Bar No.: 04224 14501 Sweitzer Lane, 12th Floor Laurel, MD 20707 Phone: (301) 206-8159 Fax: (301) 206-8157 ikramer@wsscwater.com Attorneyfor Defendant Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission lsi lsi Attorneyfor Defendant Caterpillar Inc. lsi John A. Sheehan John A. Sheehan Hunton & Williams, LLP 1900 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006 Phone: (202) 955-1939 jsheehan@hunton.com Attorneyfor Defendants Alcoa, Inc. & Tredegar Film Products Corporation William H Harkins, Jr. William H. Harkins, Jr. Millberg Gordon Stewart PLLC 1101 Haynes Street, Suite 104 Raleigh, NC 27604 wharkins@mgsattomeys.com Marc J Wojciechowski Marc J. Wojciechowski TX State BarNo. 21844600 Wojciechowski & Associates, P.C. 17447 Kuykendahl Road, Suite 200 Spring, Texas 77379 Phone: (281) 999-7774 Fax: (281) 999-1955 marc@wojolaw.com Attorneysfor Defendant Ventech Equipment, Inc. lsi Scott Brown Scott Brown Brown, Crump, Vanore & Tierney, LLP 421 Fayettevile Street, Suite 1601 Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 Phone: (919) 835-0909 Fax: (919) 835-0915 SBrown@bcvtlaw.com L.R. 83.1 Counsel for Defendant Ventech Equipment, Inc. 23 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 23 of 38 Isl William A. White William A. White NC State Bar No. 21484 Moore & VanAllen, PLLC 100 North Tryon St., Suite 4700 Charlotte, NC 28282-4003 Phone: (704) 331-1098 Fax: (704) 378-2098 billwhite@mvalaw.com lsi David E. Fox David E. Fox (N.C. Bar No. 10332) Michael J. Byrne (N.c. Bar No. 23577) Moore & VanAllen, PLLC P.O. Box 13706 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 Phone: (919) 286-8000 Fax: (919) 286-8199 davidfox@mvalaw.com michaelbyrne@mvalaw.com lsi Zac/rary D. Knaub Stephen L. Gordon Zackary D. Knaub Beveridge & Diamond, PC 477 Madison Ave., 15th Floor New York, NY 10022-5802 Phone: (212) 702-5400 zknaub@bdlaw.com lsi David E. Fox DavidE. Fox 430 Davis Drive Suite 500 Morrisville, NC 27560-6832 davidfox@mvalaw.com Attorneysfor Defendant Cogentrix Energy, LLC Attorneysfor Defendants Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.; Nucor Corp.; Town of Blackstone, Virginia; City ofDover, Delaware; Wartburg College 24 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 24 of 38 Isl Robert 0. Renbarger lsi Bre! W Jedele Robert O. Renbarger TX State BarNo. 16768100 Fritz, Byrne, Head & Harrison, PLLC 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 2000 Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 476-2020 Fax: (512) 477-5267 bob@tbhh.com Bret W. Jedele RI State Bar No. 6053 Chace, Ruttenberg & Freeman, LLP One Park Row, Suite 300 Providence,RI 02903 Phone: (401) 503-6411 Fax: (401) 503-6411 hjedele@crfllp.com Attorney by Special Apperancefor Defendant CHRISTUS Health Northern Louisiana Attorneysfor Defendant Jet Electric Motor Company, Inc. lsi Curtis L. Bentz Curtis 1. Bentz NC State Bar No. 19733 Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley, PA 2343 Professional Drive P.O. Box 7100 Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0100 Phone: (252) 937-2200 Fax: (252) 937-8100 cbentz@hwsw.com LR 83.1 Counselfor Defendant lsiJames F Hopf James F. Hopf NC State Bar No. 13 551 Hopf & Highley, P.A. 1694 E. Arlington Blvd., Suite E Greenville, NC 27858 Phone: (252) 756-1883 Fax: (252) 756-1797 j im@hopthighley.com LR 83.1 Counselfor Defendant Jet Electric Company, Inc. CHRISTUS Health Northern Louisiana 25 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 25 of 38 Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, LLP lsI Grady 1. Shields Grady L. Shields NC State Bar No. 13101 4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 300 Raleigh, NC 27607-7506 Phone: (919) 781-4000 Fax: (919) 781-4865 gshieldsra>,wyrick.com LR 83.1 Special Counselfor Defendant Koch Industries Lathrop & Gage, LLP lsI Jessica E. Merrigan Jessica E. Merrigan MO State Bar No. 54982 Thomas A. Ryan MO State Bar No. 32437 2345 Grand Blvd., Suite 2800 Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: (816) 460-5706 Fax: (816) 292-2001 jmerrigan@lathropgage.com tryan@lathropgage.com Attorneys by Special Appearancefor Defendant Koch Industries lsI David 1. Mazza David J. Mazza NC State Bar No. 26082 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC One West Fourth Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Phone: (336) 728-7031 dmazza@wcsr.com Attorneyfor Defendant Veolia Environmental Services Waste-to-Energy flk/a Montenay Power Corporation Troutman Sanders LLP lsi Gavin B. Parsons Gavin B. Parsons NC State BarNo. 28013 Post Office Drawer 1389 Raleigh, NC 27602 Phone: (919) 835-4107 Fax: (919) 829-8715 Gavin.parsons@troutmansanders.com Daniel S. Reinhardt GA State Bar No. 600350 Hollister A. Hill GA State Bar No. 003910 Jeffrey J. Hayward GA State BarNo. 159051 5200 Bank of America Plaza 600 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30308-2216 Phone: (404) 885-3084 Fax: (404) 962-6679 Daniel.reinhardt@troutmansanders.com Hollister.hill@troutmansanders.com Jeff.hayward@troutmansanders.com Attorneysfor Georgia Power Company, individually and as successor-in-interest to Savannah Electric and Power Company lsi Scott Lewis Scott Lewis NC State BarNo. 22167 Hedrick, Gardner, Kincheloe & Garofalo, L.L.P. 1838 sir Tyler Drive, Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28405 Phone: (910) 509-9664 Fax: (910) 509-9630 slewi s@hedrickgardner.com Attorneyfor Defendant Dean's Light Box, Inc. 26 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 26 of 38 Poyner Spruill, LLP lsi Keith H. Johnson Andrew H. Erteschik Keith H. Johnson NC State Bar No. 177885 Andrew H. Erteschik NC State Bar No. 35269 Poyner Spruill, LLP 30 I Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900 Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: (919) 783-1013 Fax: (919) 783-1075 aerteschik@poynerspruill.com kjohnson@povnerspruill.com Attorneysfor Defendants Town of Louisburg and Peace College ofRaleigh, Inc. lsi Charles K Douthwaite Charles K. Douthwaite WA State Bar No. 9246 P.O. Box 9777 Federal Way, WA 98063-9777 Phone: (253) 924-2803 Fax: (253) 928-2184 Charlie.douthwaite@weyerhaeuser.com Attorneysfor Defendant Weyerhaeuser Company lsi Scott C. Hart Scott C. Hart NC State Bar No. 1906 Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks & Hart, P.A. Post Office Drawer 889 New Bern, NC 28563 Phone: (252) 633-3131 Fax: (252) 633-3507 shart@nclawvers.com LR 83.1 Counselfor Defendant Weyerhaeuser Company 27 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 27 of 38 /s/ Joan W Hartley Marcus A. Manos NC State Bar No. 21783 Joan Walsh Hartley NC State Bar No. 36361 Nexsen Pruet, LLC 1230 Main Street, Suite 700 P.O. Box 2426 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 771-8900 mmanos@nexsenpruet.com jhartley@nexsenpruet.com tlavender@nexsenpruet.com Russell S. Warner Marissa A. Savastana MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP 100 State Street, Suite 700 Erie, PA 16507-1459 msavastana@mijb.com rwarner(a),mijb.com Phone: (814) 870-7600 Attorneys for Defendant Warren Electric Cooperative /s/ Joan W. Hartley Marcus A. Manos NC State Bar No. 21783 Joan Walsh Hartley NC State Bar No. 36361 T. Lavender, Jr. S.C. State Bar No. 3143 Nexsen Pruet, LLC 1230 Main Street, Suite 700 P.O. Box 2426 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 771-8900 mmanos@nexsenpruet.com jhartley@nexsenpruet.com tlavender@nexsenpruet.com Cynthia M. Currin NC State Bar No. 9184 Crisp, Page & Currin, LLP 4010 Barrett Drive, Suite 205 Raleigh, NC 27609 Phone: (919) 791-0009 ccurrin@cpclaw.com Attorneys for Defendant Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. 28 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 28 of 38 Isl Joan Wash Hartley Marcus A. Manos NC State Bar No. 21783 Joan Walsh Hartley NC State BarNo. 36361 William T. Lavender, Jr. S.C. State BarNo. 3143 Nexsen Pruet, LLC 1230 Main Street, Suite 700 P.O. Box 2426 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 771-8900 mmanos@nexsenpruet.com jhartley@nexsenpruet.com tlavender@nexsenpruet.com Attorneysfor Defendants Greenwood Mills, Inc., Palmetto Electric Cooperative, Inc., and Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. lsi Joan W Hartley Marcus A. Manos NC State BarNo. 21783 Joan Walsh Hartley NC State Bar No. 36361 William T. Lavender, Jr. S.C. State Bar No. 3143 Nexsen Pruet, LLC 1230 Main Street, Suite 700 P.O. Box 2426 Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 771-8900 mmanos@nexsenpruet.com jhartley@nexsenpruet.com tlavender@nexsenpruet.com David Bates Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP 1000 Louisiana, Suite 3400 Houston, TX 77002 Phone: (713) 276-5355 dbates@gardere.com Attorneysfor Defendants IES Commercial, Inc., and Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. 29 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 29 of 38 /s/ Bonnie Allyn Barnett Bonnie Allyn Barnett Joshua Kaplowitz Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP One Logan Square 18th & Cherry Streets Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: (215) 988-2700 Fax: (215) 988-2757 Bonnie.barnett@dbr.com Joshua.kaplowitz@dbr.com /s/ Sara W Higgins Sara W. Higgins Higgins Law Firm, PLLC 6525 Morrison Blvd., Suite 402 Charlotte, NJ 28211 Phone: (704) 366-4607 Fax: (704) 749-9451 sally@thehigginslawfinn.com Attorneysfor Defendants PPL Electric Utilities Corp, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. and Trap Rock Industries, Inc. /s/ /s/ Curtis 1. Bentz Curtis L. Bentz NC State Bar No. 19733 Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley, P.A. P.O. Box 7100 Rocky Mount, NC 27804 Phone: (252) 937-2200 Fax: (252) 937-8100 cbentz@bwsw.com LR 83.1 Counselfor Defendant Buist Electric, Inc. F Bryan Brice. Jr. F. Bryan Brice, Jr. NC State Bar No. 17840 Catherine W. Cralle Jones NC State Bar No. 23733 Law Offices ofF. Bryan Brice, Jr. 19 W. Hargett Street, Suite 600 Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: (919) 754-1600 Fax: (919( 832-0301 bryan@attybryanbrice.com cathy@attybryanbrice.com /s/ /s/ William E Hvidsten William E. Hvidsten CA Bar No. 113030 P.O. Box 13222 Sacramento, CA 95813-6000 Phone: (916) 351-8524 Fax: (916) 355-3603 William.hvidsten@gencorp.com Attorney for Defendant Buist Electric, Inc. Gencorp, Inc. Ron Byrd /s/ F Bryan Brice, Jr. F. Bryan Brice, Jr. NC State Bar No. 17840 Catherine W. Cralle Jones NC State Bar No. 23733 Law Offices ofF. Bryan Brice, Jr. 19 W. Hargett Street, Suite 600 Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: (919) 754-1600 Fax: (919( 832-0301 bryan@attybryanbrice.com cathy@attybryanbrice.com Attorneysfor Defendant Hudson Light & Power Ron Byrd Federal Bar NO. 06654 Constellation Energy GrouE' Inc. 100 Constellation Way, 17 Floor Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone: (410) 470-5692 Fax: (443) 213-3682 Attorneysfor Defendant Baltimore Gas & Electric 30 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 30 of 38 Isl Ben L. Pfefferle III Ben L. Pfefferle III OH State Bar No. 0024297 Gregory R. Flax OH State BarNo. 0081206 Baker & Hostetler LLP 65 East State Street, Suite 2100 Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: (614) 462-2601 Fax: (614) 462-2616 bpfefferle@bakerlaw.com gflax@bakerlaw.com Special Apperance Counselfor Defendant Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative, Inc. lsi Julia Mimms Julia G. Mimms NC State Bar No. 27978 100 I Elizabeth Avenue, Suite lA Charlotte, NC 28204 Phone: (704) 333-1301 Fax: (704) 333-1290 j gmassistant@bellsouth.net lsi Jeffrey H Weir II Jeffrey H. Weir III, Esquire OH State Bar No. 0067470 Colella & Weir, P.L.L. 6055 Park Square Drive Lorain, OH 44053 Phone: (440) 988-9013 Fax: (440) 988-9002 jhweir@cnwlaw.com Attorneyfor Defendant P.e. Campana, Inc. lsi Robert S. Adden. Jr. Robert S. Adden, Jr. NC State Bar No. 10223 Ruff, Bond, Cobb, Wade & Bethune, LLP 831 East Morehead Street, Suite 860 Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: (704) 377-1634 Fax: (704) 342-3308 radden@rbcwb.com LR 83.1 Counselfor Defendant Pactiv Corporation Reott Law Offices, LLC lsi Raymond T Reott Raymond T. Reott IL State BarNo. 3128141 lsi Becky J Schanz Becky J. Schanz 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 650 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (312) 332-7544 Fax: (312) 782-4519 rreott@reottlaw.com Attorneys for Defendant Pactiv Corporation Is/Stanley B. Green N.C. Bar # 25539 Strauch Fitzgerald & Green, P.C. 118 South Cheny Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Phone: (336)-837-1064 Fax: (336)-725-8867 Email: sgreen@sfandglaw.com Attorneysfor Duke Energy Carolinas LLC 31 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 31 of 38 RIKER DANZIG SCHERER HYLAND PERRETTlLLP lsi Benjamin F Sidbury Benjamin F. Sidbury NC State Bar No. 28071 Anthony B. Taylor NC State BarNo. 37220 Alston & Bird LLP Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4000 101 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28280 Phone: (704)444-1000 Fax: (704) 444-1111 ben.sidbury@a1ston.com lsi Stephen W Smithson Stephen W. Smithson New Jersey Bar No. 66224 Jeffrey B. Wagenbach New Jersey Bar No. 34540 One Speedwell Avenue Morristown, NJ 07962-1981 Phone: (973) 538-0800 Fax: (973) 538-1984 ssmithson@riker.com tony.taylor@alston.com LR 83.1(d) Counsel MARTIN & GIFFORD, PLLC lsi William H Gifford Jr. William H. Gifford, Jr. N.C. State Bar No. 25175 301 North Main Street, Suite 2200 Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Phone: 336-714-0333 Fax: 336-714-0334 bill@martingiffordlaw.com LR 83.1 Counsel Attorneysfor Defendant, G&S Motor Equipment Company, Inc Douglas S. Arnold GA State Bar No. 023208 Kristin Holloway Jones GA BarNo. 041154 Alston & Bird LLP One Atlantic Center 2302 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309-3424 Phone: (404) 881-7000 Fax: (404) 881-7777 Doug.amold@a1ston.com Kristin.j ones@a1ston.com LR 83.1 (e) Counsel Benjamin F. Sidbury NC State Bar No. 28071 Anthony B. Taylor NC State Bar No. 37220 Alston & Bird LLP Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4000 101 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28280 Phone: (704) 444-1000 Fax: (704) 444-1111 ben.sidbury@a1ston.com Attorneysfor Defendants ECC International, Inc.; Tennessee Electro Minerals, Inc.; Union Carbide Corp.; and Vulcan Construction Materials, LP. lsi Benjamin F Sidbury Benjamin F. Sidbury NC State Bar No. 28071 Anthony B. Taylor NC State Bar No. 37220 Alston & Bird LLP Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4000 101 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28280 Phone: (704)444-1000 Fax: (704) 444-1111 ben.sidbury@a1ston.com tony.taylor@alston.com tony.taylor@alston.com LR 83.1 (d) Counsel LR 83.1(d) Counsel lsi Benjamin F Sidbury 32 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 32 of 38 Robert D. Mowrey GA State Bar No. 527510 Kristin Holloway Jones GA Bar No. 041154 Alston & Bird LLP One Atlantic Center 2302 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309-3424 Phone: (404) 881-7000 Fax: (404) 881-7777 Bob.mowrey@alston.com Kristin.j ones@alston.com LR 83.1 (e) Counsel Robert D. Mowrey GA State Bar No. 527510 Kristin Holloway Jones GA Bar No. 041154 Alston & Bird LLP One Atlantic Center 2302 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309-3424 Phone: (404) 881-7000 Fax: (404) 881-7777 Bob.mowrey@alston.com Kristin.jones@alston.com LR 83.1 (e) Counsel ChaIres S. Conerly GA State BarNo. 180720 Smith Diment Conerly, LLP 402 Newnan Street Carrollton, GA 30117 Phone: (770) 834-1160 Fax: (770) 834-1190 cconerly@smithdiment.com LR 83.1(e) Counsel Attorneysfor Defendant Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc. Henry C. Tharpe, Jr. GA State Bar No. 703250 Sponcler & Tharpe, LLC P.O. Box 398 225 W. King St. Dalton, GA 307222-0398 Phone: (706) 278-5211 Fax: (706) 270-9438 hctharpe@sponclerandtharpe.com LR 83.1 (e) Counsel Attorneysfor Defendantfor North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation 33 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 33 of 38 Isl John W Kalich A. Bruce White IL Bar No. 2999102 John W. Kalich IL BarNo. 6193109 Karaganis, White & Magel, Ltd 414 N. Orleans Street, Suite 810 Chicago, IL 60054-4459 Phone: (312) 836-1177 Fax: (312) 836-9083 bwhite@k-w.com jkalich@k-w.com Attorneys by Special Appearancefor Defendant Alcan Primary Products Corporation lsi Joshua H Bennett Richard V. Bennett NC State Bar No. 6028 Joshua H. Bennett NC State Bar No. 32576 Bennett & Guthrie, PLLC 1560 Westbrook Plaza Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27103 Phone: (336) 765-3121 Fax: (336) 765-8622 rbennett@bennett-guthrie.com jbennett@bennett-guthrie.com Attorneysfor Defendant Alcan Primary Products Corporation lsi Debora S. Lasch Debora S. Lasch State Bar No. 0040441 Singennan, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz cO., L.P.A. 3401 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 200 Beachwood,Ohio 44122 Phone: (216) 292-5807 Fax: (216) 292-5867 dlasch@smdklaw.com Attorneyfor Defendant International Power Machinery Company lsi Sean M Sullivan Sean M. Sullivan State Bar No. 38957 Williams Mullen 3200 Beechleaf Court, Suite 500 Raleigh, North Carolina 27604 Phone: (919) 981-4312 Fax: (919) 981-4300 Email: ssullivan@williamsmullen.com LR. 83.1 Counsel Defendant International Power Machinery Company 34 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 34 of 38 IslBradlev M Risinger Bradley M. Risinger NC State Bar No. 23629 Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP 434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2800 (27601) P.O. Box 27525 Raleigh, NC 27611 Phone: (919) 755-8700 Fax: (919) 755-8800 brad.risinger@smithmoorelaw.com Attorneyfor Defendants Apogee Coal Company, LLC and Lockwood's Electric Motor Service, Inc. lsi Dennis Reis Dennis Reis WI Bar No. 1005696 Briggs and Morgan, P.A. 2200 IDS Center 80 South 8th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: (612) 977-8877 Fax: (612) 977-8650 dreis@briggs.com Mary Maclean D. Asbill N.C. Bar No. 38936 2818 Exeter Circle Raleigh, N.C. 27609 Phone: (919) 389-2636 Fax: (919) 510-6178 mmasbill@gmail.com L.R. 83.1 Counsel Attorneysfor Domtar Paper Company, LLC lsi John J. Butler John J. Butler N.C. Bar No. 10820 Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1400 Post Office Box 389 Raleigh, North Carolina 27602 Phone: (919) 828-0564 Fax: (919) 834-4564 j aybutler@parkerpoe.com Attorneyfor New Southern Rocky Mount, Inc. 35 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 35 of 38 EXHffiIT A CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT 36 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 36 of 38 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA WESTERN DIVISION CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY d/b/a PROGRESS ENERGY CAROLINAS, INC., Plaintiff, 3 M COMPANY, et aI., Defendants. CONSOLIDATION COAL COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. 3 M COMPANY, et al., Defendants. 5:08-CV-00460-FL ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) v. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 5:08-CV-00463-FL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT I, -', under penalty ofpeIjury, do declare, depose and state as follows: 1. I have read and understand the CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER AND STIPULATION OF CONFIDENTIALITY ("Protective Order") entered by the Court in this case. 2. I understand that access to information designated "Confidential" or "Confidential - Attorney's Eyes Only" subject to the Protective Order may be provided to me subject to the terms of said Protective Order. 3. I agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of said Protective Order. 4. I hereby submit to the jurisdiction ofthe U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ofNorth Carolina for the purpose of enforcement ofthe Protective Order. 1 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 37 of 38 5. I shall not use or disclose to others, except in accordance with the Protective Order, any Confidential infonnation designated in accordance with the Protective Order. I understand that the Designating Parties retain all rights to enforce the Protective Order and all remedies regarding violations of the same. Pursuant to 28 U.S.c. Section 1746, I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on , 201_" Signature: Name: Address: Party or Entity Represented: 2 Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 352 Filed 08/05/10 Page 38 of 38 EXHIBIT B IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA WESTERN DIVISION Civil Action No.: 5:08-CV-00460-FL DUKE ENERGY PROGRESS, INC., Plaintiff, v. 3M COMPANY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No.: 5:08-CV-00463-FL CONSOLIDATION COAL COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. 3M COMPANY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ORDER Pursuant to the parties’ September 30, 2013 Joint Motion for Entry of Protective Order, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Consent Protective Order and Stipulation of Confidentiality entered August 5, 2010 (460 DE 349; 463 DE 352) (attached hereto as Exhibit A) and the Consent Protective Order Governing Access to Documents entered September 14, 2010 (460 DE 465; 463 DE 463) (attached hereto as Exhibit B) are hereby extended to apply to all Third-Party Defendants, in addition to all original parties. In addition, the contact information for the Ward Transformer Site Trust in the Consent Protective Order Governing Access to Documents is amended as follows: Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 1319 Filed 09/30/13 Page 1 of 2 Ward Transformer Site Trust c/o Cheryl Bona Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P. P.O. Box 2611 Raleigh, NC 27602-2611 cbona@smithlaw.com SO ORDERED, this the 30th of ___________, 2013. __ day September Honorable Louise W. Flanagan U.S. District Court Judge -2Case 5:08-cv-00463-FL Document 1319 Filed 09/30/13 Page 2 of 2

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