Rabang et al v. Kelly et al
ORDER granting 88 Stipulated Motion for an order restricting publication of evidence on social media. Signed by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (PM)
THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
MARGRETTY RABANG, et al.,
CASE NO. C17-0088-JCC
ROBERT KELLY, JR., et al.,
This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ stipulated motion for an order
restricting publication of evidence on social media (Dkt. No. 88). The parties stipulate as
Discovery in this action is likely to involve production of confidential, private, or
sensitive information. Accordingly, Plaintiffs Margretty Rabang, Olive Oshiro, Dominador Aure,
Christina Peato, and Elizabeth Oshiro and Defendant Chief Judge Raymond Dodge, Jr.
(collectively, the “Parties”) hereby stipulate to and petition the Court to enter the following
Stipulated Order restricting the publication of evidence exchanged between the Parties in the
course of discovery during the pendency of Plaintiffs’ claims against Defendant Dodge.
The Parties agree not to publish or disclose, or cause to be published or disclosed, any
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evidence obtained through the discovery process on any social media site or account, including
any social media account belonging to or associated with either Party’s legal counsel while
Plaintiffs’ claims against Defendant Dodge are pending before this court. “Social media” shall
include any website or application in which a user may create and/or share content or participate
in social networking, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube,
Instagram, or any blog or other web page.
“Evidence” shall mean testimonial, video or documentary evidence obtained in the course
of discovery through production by either Party, including deposition testimony by any party or
witness to the litigation, answers to interrogatories, documents produced in response to requests
for production, and responses to requests for admission.
REMEDY IN EVENT OF BREACH
In the event of breach of this Agreement and where the Parties cannot resolve a dispute
without court intervention, either Party may file and serve a motion to enjoin or restrain the
breaching Party from publishing the evidence in question. Failure to comply with this Agreement
may expose the breaching party to sanctions. The obligations imposed by this agreement shall
remain in effect until resolution of this Plaintiffs’ claims against Defendant Dodge, or until the
Parties agree otherwise in writing or the Court orders otherwise.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATED this 31st day of July 2017.
John C. Coughenour
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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