Rogers v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA et al
STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Terence P. Kemp on 5/9/2017. (agm)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., et al.,
Case No. 2:16-cv-01083
Magistrate Judge Terence P. Kemp
STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER
Upon a showing of good cause in support of the entry of a protective order to protect the
discovery and dissemination of confidential and proprietary information or information which
will improperly annoy, embarrass, oppress, or unduly burden any party, witness, or person
providing discovery or to whom discovery pertains in this case, IT IS ORDERED:
This Protective Order shall apply to all documents, materials, and information,
including without limitation, documents produced, answers to interrogatories, responses to
requests for admission, deposition testimony, and other information disclosed pursuant to the
disclosure or discovery duties created by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
As used in this Protective Order, the term “document” is defined as provided in
Fed. R. Civ. P. 34(a). A draft or non-identical copy is a separate document within the meaning
of this term.
Information designated “CONFIDENTIAL” shall be information that is
confidential, proprietary, personal financial information, and/or implicates common law and
statutory privacy interests of the parties to this litigation or any other person entitled to protection
under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(c), including, without limitation, personal financial information, account
information, private social security numbers, and other private identifying information.
CONFIDENTIAL information also includes (1) any information copied or extracted from
information designated CONFIDENTIAL; (2) all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations
of CONFIDENTIAL information; (3) any testimony, conversations, or presentations by the
parties or their counsel that might reveal CONFIDENTIAL information.
CONFIDENTIAL information shall not be disclosed or used for any purpose
except the preparation and trial of this action.
“CONFIDENTIAL information”) shall not, without the consent of the party producing it or
further Order of the Court, be disclosed except that such information may be disclosed to:
attorneys actively working on this action;
persons regularly employed or associated with the attorneys actively
working on this action whose assistance is required by said attorneys in the
preparation for trial, at trial, or at other proceedings in this action;
the parties, including designated representatives for each party;
expert witnesses and consultants retained in connection with this action, to
the extent such disclosure is necessary for preparation, trial or other proceedings
in this action;
the Court and its employees (“Court Personnel”);
stenographic reporters who are engaged in proceedings necessarily
incident to the conduct of this action;
deponents, witnesses, or potential witnesses; and
other persons by written agreement of the parties.
Prior to disclosing any CONFIDENTIAL information to any person listed above
(other than counsel, persons employed by counsel, Court Personnel and stenographic reporters),
counsel and/or any pro se party shall provide such person with a copy of this Protective Order
and obtain from such person a written acknowledgment (in the form attached hereto as Exhibit
A) stating that he or she has read this Protective Order and agrees to be bound by its provisions.
All such written acknowledgments shall be retained by counsel and/or any pro se party and shall
be subject to in camera review by the Court if good cause for review is demonstrated by
opposing counsel and/or the opposing pro se party.
Documents are designated as CONFIDENTIAL by placing or affixing on them
(in a manner that will not interfere with their legibility) the following or other appropriate notice:
Whenever a deposition involves the disclosure of CONFIDENTIAL information,
the deposition or portions thereof shall be designated as CONFIDENTIAL and shall be subject to
the provisions of this Protective Order. Such designation shall be made on the record during the
deposition when possible, but a party may designate portions of depositions as CONFIDENTIAL
after transcription, provided written notice of the designation is promptly given to all counsel of
record and/or pro se party(ies) within thirty (30) days after notice by the court reporter of the
completion of the transcript.
An inadvertent failure to designate qualified information or items does not,
standing alone, waive the designating party’s right to secure protection under this Protective
Order for such material if the designating party timely corrects the designation within seven (7)
days of receiving notice of the inadvertent failure to designate qualified information. Upon such
timely correction of a designation, the receiving party must make reasonable efforts to assure the
material is treated in accordance with the provisions of this Protective Order.
The terms of this Protective Order are applicable to information produced by a
non-party in this action and designated as CONFIDENTIAL. Such information produced by
non-parties in connection with this action is protected by the remedies and relief provided by this
Protective Order. Nothing in these provisions should be construed as prohibiting a non-party
from seeking additional protections.
A party may object to the designation of particular CONFIDENTIAL information
by giving written notice to the party designating the disputed information. The written notice
shall identify the information to which the objection is made. If the parties cannot resolve the
objection within fourteen (14) days after the time the notice is received, it shall be the obligation
of the party designating the information as CONFIDENTIAL to file an appropriate motion
requesting that the Court determine whether the disputed information should be subject to the
terms of this Protective Order. If such a motion is timely filed, the disputed information shall be
treated as CONFIDENTIAL under the terms of this Protective Order until the Court rules on the
motion. If the designating party fails to file such a motion within the prescribed time, the
disputed information shall lose its designation as CONFIDENTIAL and shall not thereafter be
treated as CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with this Protective Order. In connection with a
motion filed under this provision, the parties will submit appropriate filings to the Court
regarding the disputed information and its treatment as CONFIDENTIAL.
S.D. Ohio Civ. R. 5.2.1(a) provides, in pertinent part, that “[u]nless permitted by
statute, parties cannot file documents under seal without leave of Court. Upon obtaining leave of
Court, litigants other than pro se litigants must file the documents electronically using the ECF
system as provided in S.D. Ohio Civ. R. 5.1.” Accordingly, and pursuant to S.D. Ohio Civ. R.
5.2.1(a), the parties may file documents under seal only after obtaining the Court’s leave to do
so. In the event the Court allows a party to file documents under seal, the documents shall be
filed using the ECF system (not delivered in hard copy to the Court) and the documents, once
filed, will remain sealed and shall not be available for public inspection. If only portions of a
document are to be sealed, then the document shall be filed using the ECF system with
redactions to the sealed information and/or material. When a party files documents under seal,
the party shall also file redacted versions of those filings using the ECF system and such redacted
documents shall be available for public inspection.
Within sixty (60) days after the final termination of this action, unless other
arrangements are agreed upon, each document and all copies thereof that have been designated
as CONFIDENTIAL shall be returned to the party that designated it CONFIDENTIAL, or the
parties may elect to destroy CONFIDENTIAL documents. Where the parties agree to destroy
CONFIDENTIAL documents, the destroying party shall provide all parties with an affidavit
confirming the destruction.
The termination of proceedings in this action shall not thereafter relieve the
parties from the obligation of maintaining the confidentiality of the documents, materials, and
information designated as “CONFIDENTIAL” that are received pursuant to this Protective
If a receiving party learns that, by inadvertence or otherwise, it has disclosed
CONFIDENTIAL information to any person or in any circumstance not authorized under this
Protective Order, the receiving party must immediately: (a) notify in writing the designating
party of the unauthorized disclosures, (b) use its best efforts to retrieve all unauthorized copies of
the CONFIDENTIAL material, (c) inform the person or persons to whom unauthorized
disclosures were made of all the terms of this Protective Order, and (d) request such person or
persons to execute the “Acknowledgement and Agreement to be Bound” that is attached hereto
as Exhibit A.
When a producing party gives notice to receiving parties that certain inadvertently
produced material is subject to a claim of privilege or other protection, the obligations of the
receiving parties are those set forth in Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(b)(5)(B).
This Protective Order may be modified by the Court at any time for good cause
shown following notice to all parties and an opportunity for them to be heard.
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APPROVED AS TO FORM:
/s/ Nelson M. Reid
Nelson M. Reid
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4291
Telephone: (614) 227-2300
Facsimile: (614) 227-2390
Trial Attorney for Defendant
/s/ Marc E. Dann
Marc E. Dann
The Dann Law Firm Co., LPA
P.O. Box 603104
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Telephone: (216) 373-0539
Facsimile: (216) 373-0536
Trial Attorney for Plaintiff
SO ORDERED this 9th day of May, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
/s/ Terence P. Kemp
United States Magistrate Judge
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND
I, _____________________________ [full name], of ____________________________
________________________________________________ [full address and telephone number],
declare under penalty of perjury that I have read in its entirety and understand the Stipulated
Protective Order that was issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of
Ohio Eastern Division on ___________________ [date] in the civil action of DaNiel Rogers v.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al., Case No. Case No. 2:16-cv-01083. I agree to comply with
and to be bound by all the terms of this Stipulated Protective Order and I understand and
acknowledge that failure to so comply could expose me to sanctions and punishment in the
nature of contempt. I solemnly promise that I will not disclose in any manner any information or
item that is subject to this Stipulated Protective Order to any person or entity except in strict
compliance with the provisions of this Stipulated Protective Order.
I further agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the
Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division for the purpose of enforcing the terms of this
Stipulated Protective Order, even if such enforcement proceedings occur after termination of this
I hereby appoint _____________________________ [full name] of _________________
________________________________________________ [full address and telephone number]
as my _______________ [state] agent for service of process in connection with this action or any
proceedings related to enforcement of the Stipulated Protective Order.
City and State where sworn and signed
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