Dorbor, James v. The United States of America et al

Filing 14

Protective Order. Signed by District Judge James D. Peterson on 7/17/18. (jat)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 CHAD A. READLER United States Department of Justice Acting Assistant Attorney General WILLIAM C. PEACHEY Director, District Court ection CHRISTINA PARASCANDOLA Senior Litigation Counsel, District Court Section JOHN J. W. INKELES U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division Office of Immigration Litigation Trial Attorney, District Court Section P.O. Box 868, Ben Franklin tation Washington, DC 20044 Tel: (202) 532-4309 Fax: (202) 305-7000 8 UNITED ST ATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN 9 JAMES DENNIS DORBOR, Plaintiff1 10 V. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA; JEFFER O S SSIO , llJ, United tates, Attorney General; KIRSTJEN M. NI ELSE , ecretary, Depa1tment of Homeland ec urity; L. FRA CJS Cl S A, Director, United tates Citizenship and Immigration Services; THOMAS CIOPPA, Acting District Director, Central Region , United tates Citizenship and Immigration Services; KAY LEOPOLD, Milwaukee Field Office Director, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Defendants. ) ) Case No. 3:17-cv-676 ) ) B. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) JOINT STIPULATION AND ff'ROl'OSEDf i>ROTECTIVE ORDER In the course of discovery, the parties anticipate the potential production of documents 18 containing identifying information relating to third parties not participating in this lawsuit. This 19 identifying information is contained within federal government agency records and databases, 20 21 including individual alien files , some of which are in the possession, custody, and control of the 1 Defendants the United States of America; Jefferson B. Sessions III, U.S. Attorney General ; 2 Kirstjen M. ielsen, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; L. Francis Cissna, Director, U.S . Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCJS"); Thomas Cioppa, Acting District Director, 3 Central Region, USCJS; Kay Leopold Milwaukee Field Office Director, USClS (collectively, 4 "Defendants"). Where appropriate and allowable by law, Defendants agree to produce to 5 Plaintiff James Dennis Dorbor ("Plaintiff') records relating to Plaintiff, and (where appropriate 6 and allowable by law) third-parties, subject to entry of the following protective order, in 7 accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, to which the parties have tipulated. 8 9 WH EREFORE, at the request of counsel for Plaintiff and counsel for Defendants ("the Parties' ) IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that the following procedures will 10 govern the production and/or use of Confidential Material in the above-captioned case: 11 l. This Protective Order governs the treatment and handling of all Confidential 12 Material produced in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or any order of the 13 Court by any Party to any other Party in this case. 14 2. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(l 1), the Parties are hereby authorized, in accordance with the terms of this Protective Order, to produce to each other in discovery 15 information and records that are discoverable under applicable law, notwithstanding that they 16 may be deemed Confidential Material within the meaning of this Order. 17 18 19 3. Confidential Material as used in this Protective Order means information, documents, things, or other materials, in whatever form , that is: a. Protected by the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a; 20 21 2 b. 2 Exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of [nformation Act, 5 U.S.C. C. 1 Privileged or protected from disclosure under federal or state law § 552; 3 (including, but not limited to, the law enforcement, inve tigatory files , informant national 4 security, attorney-client communication, and deliberative process privileges, and attorney work- 5 product doctrine); or 6 d. Personal financial , medical, or other private information about an 7 individual that i not in the public domain (or if in the public domain, is improperly in the public 8 domain). 4. "Parties" within the meaning of this Order refer to Plaintiff and Defendants. 9 "Producing Pa11y" refers to the party who produces the materials in connection with this 10 litigation. "Receiving Party" refers to the party who receives the materials. This Order applies 11 12 13 14 only to the copies of documents produced by the Parties within this litigation, regardless of f•~ previous disseminations of copies of those documen~ _ tJ J PP U> I o't/lM. Any Party ma:y ,-bascd 011 tt good faith betier,' esignate~terial produced, or to be produced , in discovery as Confidential Material subject to this Protective Order. A Party shall designate material as Confidential Material subject to this Protective Order by marking the 15 material with the words: " Confidential Material - Subject to Protective Order." For documents 16 containing Confidential Material , the Party shall mark each page of the document. 17 5. To the extent that Confidential Material have been produced prior to entry of this 18 Protective Order the Producing Party may still mark the Confidential Material as " confidential." 19 To the extent that the Patty that previously received the Confidential Material has not previously 20 disseminated the Confidential Material , the Confidential Material will be fully covered by the 21 3 l 2 terms of this Protective Order. To the extent that Receiving Party has previously disseminated the Confidential Material , the Receiving Party must make a good faith effort to apprise anybody who has received the Confidential Material of and to seek their compliance with the terms of 3 this Protective Order. 4 6. 5 Certain Confidential Material , such as sensitive and confidential law enforcement information, information regarding the identity of or statements by, certain witnesses or 6 informants, and information regarding the policies, methods, techniques, procedures, guidelines 7 and/or intelligence of certain federal law enforcement agencies, may require a higher level of 8 protection than that generally afforded to Confidential Material under this Protective Order. A Party may designate such especially sensitive Confidential Material as "For Attorneys' Eyes 9 Only. ' Confidential Material designated "For Attorneys' Eyes Only" shall be disclosed only to 10 counsel for a Party, and may not be further disclosed, revealed, or disseminated by the recipient, 11 12 13 14 including to the Plaintiff. 7. Any Party receiving material that~'l. tlsle gooEI feitl'l 019i1'l.iOl'l of tl::iat :Party,-'contains information covered under the definition of "confidential material" under paragraph 3, supra, but not so designated by the Party producing that information, may designate that material as Confidential Material subject to this Protective Order by marking the material as either "Subject 15 to Protective Order" or "For Attorneys' Eyes Only," as appropriate; provided, however, that the 16 17 ]8 Party so marking the material notifies counsel for all other Patties of such designation within 14 days of receipt of the material being marked. 8. A Party receiving Confidential Material designated as "Subject to Protective 19 Order" or " For Attorneys ' Eyes Only" shall, subject to the restrictions in this Protective Order, 20 use that material only for the purpose of litigating this case and for no other purpose. Except as 21 4 I specifically provided in this, or a subsequent, order of this Court, a Party shall not disclose 2 Confidential Material to persons or entities other than the following : a. The Court and Court personnel; b. Counsel of record for a Party; c. Secretarial , clerical, paralegal or paraprofessional staff, or other members 3 4 5 6 of the Party ' s legal team , but only when counsel for that Party deems disclosure reasonably necessary for the conduct of this litigation; d. 7 8 Experts or consultants who have been retained by a Party for the purpose of assisting in the conduct of this action; e. A fact witness, during the witness's deposition, or in preparation for the 9 witness's deposition, but only when counsel deems the disclosure reasonably necessary for the 10 conduct of this litigation and provided that no disclosure is made to persons outside the 11 authorization of this Order; and 12 f. Any other persons upon order of this Court, or upon stipulation of the 13 Party who designated the Confidential Material in question as " Subject to Protective Order" or 14 " For Attorneys ' Eyes Only." othing in this Protective Order restricts the authority of the United States, including 15 its officers or employees acting in their official capacities, from disclosing information 16 otherwise in the possession , custody, or control of the federal government in the course of 17 18 carrying out the regular, lawful functions of government. 9. Before any Confidential Material subject to this Protective Order is disclosed to 19 a Party, all counsel of record for that Party shall sign and serve the "Acknowledgment of 20 Protective Order," attached to this Protective Order, on all other counsel of record for all 21 5 1 Parties. Unless otherwise specified by a counsel of record for a Party, service of the signed 2 'Acknowledgment of Protective Order" may be completed by electronic mail. 10. 3 Prior to disclosing any Confidential Material pursuant to subsections (b) through (f) of paragraph 8 of this Protective Order, counsel for the Party intending to make the 4 disclo ure must have the individual to whom the Confidential Material would be disclosed read 5 this Protective Order and sign the attached "Acknowledgment of Protective Order." 6 Confidential Material subject to this Protective Order may not be disclosed to any such third 7 party until that individual has read this Protective Order and signed the "Acknowledgment of 8 9 Protective Order." The original signed "Acknowledgment of Protective Order" completed by any such individual shall be retained by counsel until the conclusion of this litigation (as that point in time is defined in paragraph 16 below). These signed "Acknowledgment of Protective 10 Order" forms ma y onl y be disclosed pur uant to Court order. Each person to whom 11 Confidential Material under this Protective Order is disclosed pursuant to subparagraphs (b) 12 through (f) of paragraph 7 is hereby advised that such Confidential Material is disclosed 13 subject to the terms of this Protective Order, may not be further disclosed other than pursuant 14 15 to the terms hereof, and may be used only for purposes of litigating this case and for no other purposes. -1-L 111 tire eveut counsel for any Party seeks tu file ut lodge with the Cou,t by ·way 16 Q.f:.13leaeli11gs. 1110tiot1s, b1 iefs, exhibits, attachments, m a11y otl1e1 pape1s 17 18 19 20 21 01 sub111issio11s a11, • CDrfiEleAti,d Malet ial , sucl1 counsel 111ust Fiist 111ove the Court for leave to file (or lodge) suel, .. t;enfiele1,tial Mate1 ial under seal.. 12. If a Party objects to the designation of any information, document, thing or other material as Confidential Material, or to its designation as "For Attorneys' Eyes Only," 6 1 the objecting Party must notify the designating Party of the objection and the basis therefore in 2 writing. This written notice may be made at any time, but must be made no later than twentyone (21) days before the date of trial. Within ten (l 0) days after service of any such notice, and 3 after a good-faith effort by the Parties to resolve the disagreement through consultation, either 4 the designating or the objecting Party may file a motion with the Court for a ruling on whether 5 the Confidential Material at issue is, or is not, properly designated as "Subject to Protective 6 Order" or "For Attorneys' Eyes Only. " Notice of any such application shall be provided to all 7 other Parties. Until this Court rules on the status of the disputed Confidential Material, such 8 material shall be treated as "Subject to Protective Order" or "For Attorneys' Eyes Only," as the case may be pursuant to this Protective Order, unless the Parties otherwise agree by written 9 stip ulation . The burden of proving the confidentiality of designated information remains with 10 the Party asserting such confidentiality. The provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 12 13 14 37(a)(5) apply to such motions. 13. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Ev idence 502(d), the production by a Party of a document, or part of a document, shall not constitute waiver of any applicable privilege or protection as to any portion of that document, or as to any undisclosed privileged or protected communication or information concerning the sa me subject matter, in this or any other 15 proceeding. This paragraph is intended to displace the provisions of Federal Rules of Evidence 16 502(6)( I) and (b )(2). 17 18 19 20 21 othing in this Protective Order however, shall prohibit the Parties from withholding from production any document or information covered by any applicable privilege or protection, and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(6)(5) shall govern all such claims. 14. The procedures applicable to a claim of privilege on a produced document and the resolution thereof shall be as follows: 7 a. 1 2 If a Party discovers a document or patt thereof, produced by another Party that is expressly labelled as privileged or otherwise protected, the Receiving Party shall promptly notify the Producing Party and must then return the document or destroy it and certify that it has 3 been destroyed to the Producing Party. Nothing in this Protective Order is intended to shift the 4 burden to identify privileged and protected documents from the Producing Party to the Receiving 5 Party; 6 b. lf the Producing Party determines that a document produced, or part 7 thereof, is subject to a privilege or privileges, the Producing Party shall promptly give the 8 Receiving Party notice of the claim of privilege (" privilege notice" ); C. The privil ege no tice must contain information sufficient to identify the 9 docum e nt including, if applicable, a Bates number as well as identification of the privilege 10 asserted and its basis. This paragraph in no way exempts the Party asserting a claim of privilege 11 from complying with the requirements for supporting a claim of privilege under applicable law; 12 13 14 d. Upon receiving the privilege notice, if the Receiving Party agrees with the privilege asse1tion made, the Receiving Party must promptly return the specified document(s) and any copies or destroy the document(s) and copies, and certify to the Producing Party that the document(s) and copie have been destroyed. The Receiving Party must sequester and destroy 15 any notes taken about the document. Tf a Receiving Party disclosed the document or information 16 specified in the notice before receiving the notice it must take reasonable steps to retrieve it, and 17 18 19 20 21 so notify th e Producing Party of the disclosure and its efforts to retrieve the document or information ; e. Upon receivin g the privilege notice, if the Receiving Party wishes to dispute a Producing Party's privilege notice, the Receiving Party shall promptly meet and confer 8 1 with the Producing Party. The document(s) may be used by the Receiving Party at depositions 2 while the dispute is pending to the extent that the deponent has executed the "Acknowledgment 3 of Protective Order,'' attached to this Protective Order. The disputed documents shall otherwise be sequestered and not be used in the liti gation (e.g. filed as an exhibit to a pleading) while the 4 dispute is pending. If the parties are unable to come to an agreement about the privilege 5 6 assertions made in the privilege notice, the Receiving Party may make a sealed motion for a judicial determination of the privilege claim; f. 7 8 In the event that the Receiving Party files a sealed motion for a judicial decis ion of the privilege claim, the patties may present these documents to witnesses at depositions while the privilege claim is pending before the Court to the extent that the deponent 9 has executed the "Acknowledgment of Protective Order," attached to this Protective Order. The 10 documents shall not otherwise be disclosed to any other person while the privilege claim remains 11 unresolved or is resolved in the Producing Party's favor. Any briefing by any Party shall not 12 publicly di sclose the infoi·mation claimed to be privileged if the privilege claim remains 13 unre olved or is resolved in the Producing Party ' s favor; and , g. 14 If a document must be returned or destroyed as determined by the process above that document, along with copies and notes about the document, that exist on back-up 15 tapes, ystems, or similar storage need not be immediately deleted or destroyed, and, instead, 16 such materials shall be overwritten and destroyed in the normal course of business. Until they 17 18 19 20 21 are overwritten in the normal course of business the Receiving Party will take reasonable steps to limit access, if any, to the persons necessary to conduct routine lT and cybersecurity functions. 15. Within three (3) months of the conclusion of this litigation, as hereafter defined, all Confidential Material that continues to be designated as either " Subject to Protective Order" 9 1 2 or " For Attorneys ' Eyes Only," and all copies thereof shall either be returned to the Producing Party or destroyed. A Party who elects to destroy the Confidential Material in his or her possession shall, within fourteen (14) days of the destruction, certify to the Producing Party 3 that all copies of the Confidential Material were destroyed. Copies of Confidential Material 4 containing attorney work-product need not be either returned or destroyed, provided that 5 Confidential Material remains subject to the restrictions on disclosure contained in this 6 Protective Order. All Confidential Material shall be kept in the possession of the Party to 7 whom it was produced, except in the limited circumstances described above. 8 16. For purposes of paragraphs 10 and 15 of this Protective Order, this litigation shall be considered concluded once the time for filing an appeal from the judgment has run 9 with no Party taking an appeal or, in the event a Party appeals, from the date on which all 10 appeals are exhau ted and a mandate issues. 11 17. Confidential Material that a Party wishes to designate as " Subject to Protective 12 Order" or " For Attorneys' Eyes Only" pursuant to this Order, but which is inadvertently 13 di closed without such desi gnation, may be retrieved by the Producing Party at any time. 14 Upon notice to a Receiving Party that the Producing Party seeks to retrieve certain material pursuant to this paragraph, the Receiving Party must treat such material as if it were designated 15 "S ubject to Protective Order" or "For Attorneys ' Eyes Only," depending on the designation 16 requested by the Producing Party, and may only use that material for the purposes, and in the 17 18 19 manner, permitted by this Protective Order for Confidential Material bearing the designation indicated. 18. Thi Protective Order does not limit a Party from asserting a claim of privilege. 20 21 10 19. 1 2 3 This Protective Order shall not, in any way, prejudice the right of a Party to: (a) apply to the Court for a futther Protective Order relating to any Confidential Material; (b) object to a request for the discovery of information or material the Party considers not properly subject to discovery; or (c) seek a ruling from the Court concerning whether certain 4 information or material is subject to discovery, and if discoverable, whether such information 5 or material should be subject to the terms of this Order. 6 20. MODIFICATION: This Protective Order may be modified if the Parties agree 7 in writing to such modification, or if so ordered by the Court. 8 Dated: July 17, 2018 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Isl Adam Kerner ADAM KER ER, Esq. Kerner Law Offices 6525 West Blue Mound Road Milwaukee, Wl 53213 CHAD A. READLER Acting Assistant Attorney General Civil Division WfLLIAM C. PEACHEY Director Office of Immigration Litigation CHRISTINA P ARASCANDOLA Senior Litigation Counsel Isl William R. Kerner Isl John J. W. lnkeles WILLIAM R. KERNER Kerner Law Offices 6525 West Blue Mound Road Milwaukee, W! 53213 kernerlaw@ JOT-IN J. W. l KELES, Trial Attorney U .. Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation Civil Division District Court Section P.O. Box 868, Ben Franklin Station Washington, D.C. 20044 Phone: (202) 532-4309 Fax: (202) 305-7000 Emai I: john. Attorneys.for Plaintiff 16 17 Attorney for Defendants 18 IT IS SO ORDERED. 19 Date: 20 21 (/,IL'( t? ~I!{ .JAMES D. PETERSON United States District Judge 11 UNITED ST ATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN 2 3 JAMES DE IS DORBOR, Plaintiff, ) ) Case No. 3: l 7-cv-676 ) ) THE U ITED STATES OF AMER[CA; JEFFERSONB. ) ESSIO S, Ill, United States, Attorney General; ) KIRST JEN M. NIELSEN, Secretary, Department of ) V. 4 5 6 7 8 Homeland Security; L. FRANCJS CISSNA, Director, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; THOMAS CJOPPA, Acting District Director, Central Region, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services; KAY LEOPOLD, Milwaukee Field Office Director, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 9 10 11 Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , hereby acknowledge, under penalty of perjury, that I have read the Protective Order governing disclosure of "Confidential Material' entered by the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in the above- 12 captioned matter on _ __ _ _ _ , 201 _ . 13 lam familiar with the specific terms of that Protective Order, and I agree to be bound 14 15 by its terms. I further understand r am subject to the contempt powers of the District Court for any violations of the Protective Order. 16 Dated this _ day of _ __ _ _ , 201 _ . 17 18 Name: 19 20 21 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Case No. 3: l 7-cv-676 1 2 I hereby certify that on this 17th day of July, 2018, l served the foregoing JOINT 3 STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER the Plaintiffs Counsel by means of the Court' s 4 electronic filing system. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Isl John J. W. lnkeles JOHN J. W. JNKELES, Tria l Attorney Department of Justice - Civil Division Office of Immigration Litigation P.O. Box 868 Ben Franklin Station Washington D.C. 20044 Telephone: (202) 532-4309 Facsim ile: (202) 305-1890 E-mail: john.inkeles@usdoj .gov

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