Garey v. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA et al
STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson on 5/1/2017. (ew)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
RACHEL L. GAREY,
WELTMAN, WEINBERG & REIS, ET AL.,
Case No. 2:17-cv-00097-JLG-KAJ
Judge James L. Graham
Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson
STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER
It is hereby stipulated and agreed by and between counsel for the parties, and non-parties,
that the terms and conditions of this Stipulated Protective Order shall govern the handling of
documents, and related depositions, pleadings, exhibits and other information exchanged by
them in this action.
It is hereby ORDERED as follows:
This Order shall be applicable to and govern all documents produced in response to
subpoenas to third parties, as well as testimony adduced at trial, matters in evidence and other
information which the disclosing party designates as “CONFIDENTIAL,” hereafter furnished,
directly or indirectly, by or on behalf of any party in connection with this action. As used herein,
"party" shall refer to the parties to this action and to non-party witnesses.
In designating information as “CONFIDENTIAL,” a party shall make such a designation
only as to materials which that party, in good faith, believes constitutes such material or matter
used by it in, or pertaining to, its business, which matter is not generally known and which the
party would normally not reveal to third parties or would cause third parties to maintain in
confidence. “CONFIDENTIAL” materials shall be used by the parties to this litigation solely for
the purpose of conducting this litigation, but not for any other purpose whatsoever.
Within 30 days of receiving any documentation or information designated as
“CONFIDENTIAL,” the receiving party must either object to the designation, or else waive any
objection to the designation. A party who objects to the designation must within that 30 day
period, notify the serving party in writing of any objections to the designation. The party
asserting the designation is responsible for making good faith effort to explain and/or justify the
designation. If the parties cannot resolve the objections to the designation, the party asserting the
designation of confidentiality shall move within 14 days of receiving the objections, for a
protective order under Rule 26(c), showing good cause, specific harm arising from the
disclosure, and setting forth reasonable restrictions which it requests on the discovery sought.
The failure to move for a protective order within that 14 day period waives the designation. The
Party asserting the designation bears the burden of proving that a document should be designated
as Confidential Information.
Information designated as “CONFIDENTIAL” may be disclosed only to the following
The attorneys working on this action on behalf of any party, including in-house
attorneys, paralegal assistants, stenographic and clerical employees working under the direct
supervision of such counsel;
Any person not employed by a party who is expressly retained or sought to be
retained by any attorney described in paragraph (a) to assist in preparation of this action for trial,
with disclosure only to the extent necessary to perform such work;
Such officers, directors or employees of the parties as their counsel, in good faith,
requires to provide assistance in the conduct of this action, with disclosure only to the extent
necessary to provide such assistance;
Any person of whom testimony is taken, except that such person may only be
shown copies of “CONFIDENTIAL” material during his testimony, and may not retain any
“CONFIDENTIAL” material; and
The persons described in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) shall have access to the
“CONFIDENTIAL” material once they have been made aware of the provisions of this Order
and have manifested their assent to be bound thereby by signing a copy of the annexed
“ACKNOWLEDGMENT.” A list shall be maintained by counsel for the parties hereto of the
names of all persons to whom “CONFIDENTIAL” material is disclosed, or to whom the
information contained therein is disclosed, and such list shall be available for inspection by the
Court and opposing counsel upon request. At the time of the termination of this lawsuit by
settlement, judgment or otherwise, the parties hereto shall provide other counsel with a copy of
the pertinent aforementioned lists. The persons receiving “CONFIDENTIAL” material are
enjoined from disclosing it to any other person, except in conformance with this Order.
Each individual who receives any “CONFIDENTIAL” material hereby agrees to subject
himself/herself to the jurisdiction of this Court for the purpose of any proceedings relating to the
performance under, compliance with or violation of this Protective Order.
The recipient of any “CONFIDENTIAL” material that is provided under this Order shall
maintain such information in a secure and safe area and shall exercise the same standard of due
and proper care with respect to the storage, custody, use and/or dissemination of such
information as is exercised by the recipient with respect to its own proprietary information.
Within thirty (30) days of the final termination of litigation between the parties including
any appeals, all “CONFIDENTIAL” material and all copies, extracts, or summaries thereof shall
be returned to the party that produced it or shall be destroyed, in which case counsel for the party
destroying it shall certify in writing that it has been destroyed.
The inadvertent production by a party of a document or information that is privileged
shall not be deemed a waiver of such privilege. Upon discovery that privileged material has
been inadvertently produced, the party receiving such information shall immediately destroy all
copies of the information and return the original to the providing party.
Except as specifically provided herein, the terms, conditions, and limitations of this Order
shall survive the termination of this action.
This Stipulated Protective Order is without prejudice to the right of any party to seek
relief from the Court, upon good cause shown, from any of the provisions contained herein.
Date: May 1, 2017
/s/ Kimberly A. Jolson
KIMBERLY A. JOLSON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
/s/Steven C. Shane per approval
Steven C. Shane (0041124)
P.O. Box 73067
Bellevue, KY 41073
(859) 431-3100 facsimile
Trial Attorney for Plaintiff
/s/Terry W. Posey, Jr.
Christine M. Haaker (0063225)
Terry W. Posey, Jr. (0078292)
THOMPSON HINE LLP
10050 Innovation Drive, Suite 400
Dayton, Ohio 45342
Telephone: 937.443.6822/ Fax: 937.443.6910
Attorneys for Defendants Weltman,
Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. and Douglas Dahmer
The undersigned hereby acknowledges that he/she has read the Stipulated Protective
Order which was entered by the Court in Rachel Garey v. Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co.,
L.P.A., et al., United States District Court, for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division,
Case No. 2:17-cv-00097-JLG-KAJ, that he/she is one of the persons contemplated in paragraphs
3 or 5 thereof as authorized to receive disclosure of information designated “CONFIDENTIAL”
material, respectively, by either of the parties or by non-parties, and that he/she fully understands
and agrees to abide by the obligations and conditions of the Protective Order.
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