Moore v. The Boeing Company et al

Filing 22


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1 The Honorable Thomas S. Zilly 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON 10 AT SEATTLE 11 LISA MOORE, an individual, Case No. 2:17-cv-00800 12 Plaintiff, 13 vs. 14 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 15 16 THE BOEING COMPANY, a Delaware corporation, 17 Date of Filing: May 23, 2017 Defendant. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 1. PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS Discovery in this action is likely to involve production of confidential, proprietary, or private information for which special protection may be warranted. Accordingly, the parties hereby stipulate to and petition the court to enter the following Stipulated Protective Order. The parties acknowledge that this agreement is consistent with LCR 26(c). It does not confer blanket protection on all disclosures or responses to discovery, the protection it affords from public 26 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 1 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 disclosure and use extends only to the limited information or items that are entitled to 2 confidential treatment under the applicable legal principles, and it does not presumptively entitle 3 parties to file confidential information under seal. “CONFIDENTIAL” MATERIAL 4 2. 5 “Confidential” material shall include the following documents and tangible things 6 7 produced or otherwise exchanged: All documents, interrogatory responses, admissions, depositions, other pretrial or trial 8 testimony, medical records, EEO or other Boeing investigative reports, employee performance or 9 disciplinary documents (including but not limited to Corrective Action Memoranda), and other 10 discovery materials produced, served, or given by a party to this litigation, and all third party 11 provider information that is disclosed in connection with a signed authorization or release by a 12 party to this litigation, may be designated by the party producing or authorizing the disclosure of 13 such material or testimony as “Confidential” if they contain information that is reasonably 14 considered by the producing or authorizing party to be proprietary or confidential. 15 In particular, and without limiting the foregoing, Boeing intends to produce documents 16 relating to its policies and procedures, work history, internal complaints, and correspondence, 17 which contain proprietary information, which Boeing considers to be “Confidential.” Boeing 18 may ask Plaintiff to provide medical records and documents related to her claim for damages, 19 which Plaintiff has a reasonable expectation of privacy and which Plaintiff considers to be 20 “Confidential.” 21 3. SCOPE 22 The protections conferred by this agreement cover not only confidential material (as 23 defined above), but also (1) any information copied or extracted from confidential material; (2) 24 all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations of confidential material; and (3) any testimony, 25 conversations, or presentations by parties or their counsel that might reveal confidential material. 26 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 2 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 However, the protections conferred by this agreement do not cover information that is in the 2 public domain or becomes part of the public domain through trial or otherwise. 3 4. ACCESS TO AND USE OF CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL 4 4.1 Basic Principles. A receiving party may use confidential material that is disclosed 5 or produced by another party or by a non-party in connection with this case only for prosecuting, 6 defending, or attempting to settle this litigation. Confidential material may be disclosed only to 7 the categories of persons and under the conditions described in this agreement. Confidential 8 material must be stored and maintained by a receiving party at a location and in a secure manner 9 that ensures that access is limited to the persons authorized under this agreement. 10 4.2 Disclosure of “CONFIDENTIAL” Information or Items. Unless otherwise 11 ordered by the court or permitted in writing by the designating party, a receiving party may 12 disclose any confidential material only to: 13 (a) the receiving party’s counsel of record in this action, as well as employees of counsel 14 to whom it is reasonably necessary to disclose the information for this litigation; 15 (b) the officers, directors, and employees (including in house counsel) of the receiving 16 party to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this litigation, unless the parties 17 agree that a particular document or material produced is for Attorney’s Eyes Only and is 18 so designated; 19 (c) experts and consultants to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this litigation 20 and who have signed the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” (Exhibit A); 21 (d) the court, court personnel, and court reporters and their staff; 22 (e) copy or imaging services retained by counsel to assist in the duplication of 23 confidential material, provided that counsel for the party retaining the copy or imaging 24 service instructs the service not to disclose any confidential material to third parties and 25 to immediately return all originals and copies of any confidential material; 26 (f) during their depositions, witnesses in the action to whom disclosure is reasonably STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 3 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 necessary and who have signed the “Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound” 2 (Exhibit A), unless otherwise agreed by the designating party or ordered by the court. 3 Pages of transcribed deposition testimony or exhibits to depositions that reveal 4 confidential material must be separately bound by the court reporter and may not be 5 disclosed to anyone except as permitted under this agreement; 6 (g) the author or recipient of a document containing the information or a custodian or 7 other person who otherwise possessed or knew the information; 8 (h) a third party neutral retained by the parties to assist in the resolution of the matter. 9 4.3 Filing Confidential Material. Before filing confidential material or discussing or 10 referencing such material in court filings, the filing party shall confer with the designating party 11 to determine whether the designating party will remove the confidential designation, whether the 12 document can be redacted, or whether a motion to seal or stipulation and proposed order is 13 warranted. Local Civil Rule 5(g) sets forth the procedures that must be followed and the 14 standards that will be applied when a party seeks permission from the court to file material under 15 seal. 16 5. 17 5.1 DESIGNATING PROTECTED MATERIAL Exercise of Restraint and Care in Designating Material for Protection. Each party 18 or non-party that designates information or items for protection under this agreement must take 19 care to limit any such designation to specific material that qualifies under the appropriate 20 standards. The designating party must designate for protection only those parts of material, 21 documents, items, or oral or written communications that qualify, so that other portions of the 22 material, documents, items, or communications for which protection is not warranted are not 23 swept unjustifiably within the ambit of this agreement. 24 25 Mass, indiscriminate, or routinized designations are prohibited. Designations that are shown to be clearly unjustified or that have been made for an improper purpose (e.g., to 26 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 4 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 unnecessarily encumber or delay the case development process or to impose unnecessary 2 expenses and burdens on other parties) expose the designating party to sanctions. If it comes to a 3 designating party’s attention that information or items that it designated for protection do not 4 qualify for protection, the designating party must promptly notify all other parties that it is 5 withdrawing the mistaken designation. 6 5.2 Manner and Timing of Designations. Except as otherwise provided in this 7 agreement (see, e.g., second paragraph of section 5.2(a) below), or as otherwise stipulated or 8 ordered, disclosure or discovery material that qualifies for protection under this agreement must 9 be clearly so designated before or when the material is disclosed or produced. 10 (a) Information in documentary form: (e.g., paper or electronic documents and deposition 11 exhibits, but excluding transcripts of depositions or other pretrial or trial proceedings), 12 the designating party must affix the word “CONFIDENTIAL” to each page that contains 13 confidential material. If only a portion or portions of the material on a page qualifies for 14 protection, the producing party also must clearly identify the protected portion(s) (e.g., by 15 making appropriate markings in the margins). 16 (b) Testimony given in deposition or in other pretrial or trial proceedings: the parties 17 must identify on the record, during the deposition, hearing, or other proceeding, all 18 protected testimony, without prejudice to their right to so designate other testimony after 19 reviewing the transcript. Any party or non-party may, within fifteen days after receiving 20 a deposition transcript, designate portions of the transcript, or exhibits thereto, as 21 confidential. 22 (c) Other tangible items: the producing party must affix in a prominent place on the 23 exterior of the container or containers in which the information or item is stored the word 24 “CONFIDENTIAL.” If only a portion or portions of the information or item warrant 25 protection, the producing party, to the extent practicable, shall identify the protected 26 portion(s). STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 5 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 5.3 Inadvertent Failures to Designate. If timely corrected, an inadvertent failure to 2 designate qualified information or items does not, standing alone, waive the designating party’s 3 right to secure protection under this agreement for such material. Upon timely correction of a 4 designation, the receiving party must make reasonable efforts to ensure that the material is 5 treated in accordance with the provisions of this agreement. 6 6. 7 6.1 CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS Timing of Challenges. Any party or non-party may challenge a designation of 8 confidentiality at any time. Unless a prompt challenge to a designating party’s confidentiality 9 designation is necessary to avoid foreseeable, substantial unfairness, unnecessary economic 10 burdens, or a significant disruption or delay of the litigation, a party does not waive its right to 11 challenge a confidentiality designation by electing not to mount a challenge promptly after the 12 original designation is disclosed. 13 6.2 Meet and Confer. The parties must make every attempt to resolve any dispute 14 regarding confidential designations without court involvement. Any motion regarding 15 confidential designations or for a protective order must include a certification, in the motion or in 16 a declaration or affidavit, that the movant has engaged in a good faith meet and confer 17 conference with other affected parties in an effort to resolve the dispute without court action. 18 The certification must list the date, manner, and participants to the conference. A good faith 19 effort to confer requires a face-to-face meeting or a telephone conference. 20 6.3 Judicial Intervention. If the parties cannot resolve a challenge without court 21 intervention, the designating party may file and serve a motion to retain confidentiality under 22 Local Civil Rule 7 (and in compliance with Local Civil Rule 5(g), if applicable). The burden of 23 persuasion in any such motion shall be on the designating party. Frivolous challenges, and those 24 made for an improper purpose (e.g., to harass or impose unnecessary expenses and burdens on 25 other parties) may expose the challenging party to sanctions. All parties shall continue to 26 maintain the material in question as confidential until the court rules on the challenge. STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 6 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 7. 2 3 PROTECTED MATERIAL SUBPOENAED OR ORDERED PRODUCED IN OTHER LITIGATION If a party is served with a subpoena or a court order issued in other litigation that compels 4 disclosure of any information or items designated in this action as “CONFIDENTIAL,” that 5 party must: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 (a) promptly notify the designating party in writing and include a copy of the subpoena or court order; (b) promptly notify in writing the party who caused the subpoena or order to issue in the other litigation that some or all of the material covered by the subpoena or order is subject to this agreement. Such notification shall include a copy of this agreement; and (c) cooperate with respect to all reasonable procedures sought to be pursued by the designating party whose confidential material may be affected. 13 8. 14 If a receiving party learns that, by inadvertence or otherwise, it has disclosed confidential 15 material to any person or in any circumstance not authorized under this agreement, the receiving 16 party must immediately (a) notify in writing the designating party of the unauthorized 17 disclosures, (b) use its best efforts to retrieve all unauthorized copies of the protected material, (c) 18 inform the person or persons to whom unauthorized disclosures were made of all the terms of 19 this agreement, and (d) request that such person or persons execute the “Acknowledgment and 20 Agreement to Be Bound” that is attached hereto as Exhibit A. 21 22 23 24 25 9. UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL INADVERTENT PRODUCTION OF PRIVILEGED OR OTHERWISE PROTECTED MATERIAL 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 Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(5)(B). This provision is not intended to modify whatever procedure may be established in an e-discovery 26 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 7 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 order or agreement that provides for production without prior privilege review. Parties shall 2 confer on an appropriate non-waiver order under Fed. R. Evid. 502. 3 10. NON TERMINATION AND RETURN OF DOCUMENTS 4 Within 60 days after the termination of this action, including all appeals, each receiving 5 party must return all confidential material to the producing party, including all copies, extracts 6 and summaries thereof. Alternatively, the parties may agree upon appropriate methods of 7 destruction. 8 9 Notwithstanding this provision, counsel are entitled to retain one archival copy of all documents filed with the court, trial, deposition, and hearing transcripts, correspondence, 10 deposition and trial exhibits, expert reports, attorney work product, and consultant and expert 11 work product, even if such materials contain confidential material. 12 The confidentiality obligations imposed by this agreement shall remain in effect until a 13 designating party agrees otherwise in writing or a court orders otherwise. 14 IT IS SO STIPULATED, THROUGH COUNSEL OF RECORD. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 8 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 Dated: August 4, 2017 2 By: s/ Lauren Parris Watts HELSELL FETTERMAN LLP Lauren Parris Watts, WSBA # 44064 1001 Fourth Ave., Suite 4200 Seattle, WA 98154-1154 Tel: (206) 292-1144 Fax: (206) 640-0902 3 4 5 6 Attorneys for Plaintiff LISA MOORE 7 8 9 Dated: August 4, 2017 10 MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP 14 By: s/ Laurence A. Shapero FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP Laurence A. Shapero, WSBA #31301 1001 Fourth Avenue, #4500 Seattle, WA 98154 Tel: 206-624-3600 Fax: 206-389-1708 15 By: 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 s/ Karen Y. Cho MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP Karen Y. Cho (pro hac vice) One Market, Spear Street Tower San Francisco, California 94105 Tel: 415.442.1000 Fax: 415.442.1001 Attorneys for Defendant THE BOEING COMPANY 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 9 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. 2 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 502(d), the production of any 3 4 documents in this proceeding shall not, for the purposes of this proceeding or any other proceeding in any other court, constitute a waiver by the producing party of any privilege 5 applicable to those documents, including the attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product 6 7 8 protection, or any other privilege or protection recognized by law. DATED this 16th day of August, 2017. 9 A 10 11 Thomas S. Zilly United States District Judge 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 10 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1 1 EXHIBIT A 2 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND 3 I,__________________________________________ [PRINT OR TYPE FULL NAME], 4 of _________________________________ [PRINT OR TYPE FULL ADDRESS], declare 5 under penalty of perjury that I have read in its entirety and understand the Stipulated Protective 6 Order that was issued by the United States District Court for the Western District of 7 Washington on _________________ [DATE] in the case of Lisa Moore v. The Boeing 8 Company, USDC Case No. 2:17-cv-00800. I agree to comply with and to be bound by all the 9 terms of this Stipulated Protective Order and I understand and acknowledge that failure to so 10 comply could expose me to sanctions and punishment in the nature of contempt. I solemnly 11 promise that I will not disclose in any manner any information or item that is subject to this 12 Stipulated Protective Order to any person or entity except in strict compliance with the 13 provisions of this Order. 14 I further agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the 15 Western District of Washington for the purpose of enforcing the terms of this Stipulated 16 Protective Order, even if such enforcement proceedings occur after termination of this action. 17 Date: _____________________________________ 18 City and State where sworn and signed: _________________________________ 19 Printed name: ______________________________________________________ 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER - 11 CASE NO. (2:17-CV-00800) DB2/ 31751496.1

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