Locken v. Robinson et al

Filing 17

ORDER DENYING 15 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Stanley A Bastian. (AY, Case Administrator)

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Case 2:21-cv-00172-SAB ECF No. 17 filed 01/07/22 1 PageID.118 Page 1 of 2 FILED IN THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON 2 Jan 07, 2022 3 SEAN F. MCAVOY, CLERK 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON 7 8 CHRISTOPHER D. LOCKEN, Plaintiff, 9 No. 2:21-CV-00172-SAB v. 10 11 JASMINE E. ROBINSON, individually ORDER DENYING 12 and as an employee of FEDERAL STIPULATED PROTECTIVE 13 EXPRESS CORPORATION, a Delaware ORDER 14 Corporation; and JOHN and JANE DOES I 15 through V, Defendants. 16 17 18 Before the Court is the parties’ Stipulated Protective Order Re: Expert 19 Witnesses, ECF No. 15. The stipulation was considered without oral argument. 20 The parties ask the Court to sign a Protective Order that was drafted and 21 agreed to by the parties. It is this Court’s practice to not enter general Protective 22 Orders that simply set forth the parties’ agreement for handling “confidential” 23 materials. 24 The parties are free to contract between themselves regarding disclosure of 25 information produced in discovery and pursue appropriate remedies in the event of 26 breach; however, the Court will not be party to such an agreement. If, in the future, 27 the parties wish to file specific items of discovery in the court record and protect 28 ORDER DENYING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER # 1 Case 2:21-cv-00172-SAB ECF No. 17 filed 01/07/22 PageID.119 Page 2 of 2 1 such items from public access, the Court will entertain an application for a 2 narrowly tailored protective order. 3 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: 4 1. The parties’ Stipulated Protective Order Re: Expert Witnesses, ECF No. 5 15, is DENIED. 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. The District Court Clerk is hereby directed to file 7 this Order and provide copies to counsel. 8 DATED this 7th day of January 2022. 9 10 11 12 13 14 Stanley A. Bastian Chief United States District Judge 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER DENYING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER # 2

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