Gerald Morawski v. Lightstorm Entertainment Inc et al - Document 27

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PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Jay C. Gandhi, Pursuant to an agreement between Plaintiff Gerald Morawski (Plaintiff) and Defendants Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc., and James Cameron (collectively, Defendants), and approval of the Court, this Protective Order shall govern the production of confidential documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony or information in this action. re Stipulation for Protective Order 26 (SEE ORDER FOR FURTHER DETAILS) (lmh)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ROBERT H. ROTSTEIN (SBN 72452), rxr@msk.com ELAINE K. KIM (SBN 242066), ekk@msk.com EMILY F. EVITT (SBN 261491) efe@msk.com MITCHELL SILBERBERG & KNUPP LLP 11377 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90064-1683 Telephone: (310) 312-2000 Facsimile: (310) 312-3100 Attorneys for Defendants, Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc., and James Cameron BROWNE GEORGE ROSS LLP Peter W. Ross (State Bar No. 109741) pross@bgrfirm.com Peter Shimamoto (State Bar No. 123422) pshimamoto@bgrfirm.com 2121 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2400 Los Angeles, California 90067 Telephone: (301) 274-7100 Facsimile: (310) 275-5697 Attorneys for Plaintiff Gerald Morawski 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 17 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA – WESTERN DIVISION 18 Plaintiff, 19 20 21 22 23 24 CASE NO. CV11-10294 MMM (JCGx) GERALD MORAWSKI, Hon. Margaret M. Morrow v. LIGHTSTORM ENTERTAINMENT, INC., a California corporation; JAMES CAMERON, an individual; and DOES 1 through 10, Defendants. STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER Trial Date: March 12, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. Ctrm.: 650 25 26 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 Pursuant to an agreement between Plaintiff Gerald Morawski (“Plaintiff”) 2 and Defendants Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc., and James Cameron (collectively, 3 “Defendants”), and approval of the Court, this Protective Order shall govern the 4 production of confidential documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony 5 or information in this action. 6 7 I. 8 9 10 PURPOSE OF THE PROTECTIVE ORDER The purpose of this Protective Order is to provide a means for limiting access to, and the use and disclosure of, confidential documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony and information produced in this action. 11 12 II. DESIGNATION OF CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, PORTIONS 13 OF DOCUMENTS, DEPOSITION TESTIMONY AND 14 INFORMATION 15 Any party or non-party who either produces documents or information, 16 provides written discovery responses or gives deposition testimony in this action 17 may designate such documents, portions of documents, responses, deposition 18 testimony or information as “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 19 Information” in accordance with the provisions of this Paragraph: 20 21 A. Criteria For Classification 1. “Confidential Information.” A party or non-party may 22 23 as “Confidential Information” if the party or non-party making such designation 24 reasonably believes that certain designated documents, portions of documents, 25 deposition testimony or information embodies or contains: (a) competitive or 26 confidential business information; (b) sensitive financial information; (c) sensitive 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP designate documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony or information proprietary information; (d) sensitive or confidential personal information; or (e) 28 4674435.2 1 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 documents or information of a non-party that the non-party currently maintains as 2 confidential and is seeking to continue to maintain confidential; or (f) trade secrets 3 or other confidential technical or strategic information that has not been made 4 public. 5 2. “Restricted Confidential Information.” A party or non-party 6 may designate documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony or 7 information as “Restricted Confidential Information” if (a) the party or non-party 8 making such designation reasonably believes that the documents, portions of 9 documents, deposition testimony or information satisfy the criteria for designating 10 such documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony or information as 11 “Confidential Information” pursuant to Paragraph II(A)(1) above; and (b) the 12 designating party believes, in good faith, the disclosure of the Confidential 13 Information is likely to cause harm to the competitive position of the designating 14 party or non-party holding proprietary rights thereto. Such “Restricted 15 Confidential Information” documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony 16 and information may include, without limitation, source code, trade secrets, 17 confidential technical information, technical practices, methods, or other know- 18 how, minutes of Board meetings, pricing data, financial data, sales information, 19 customer-confidential information, agreements or relationships with non-parties, 20 market projections or forecasts, strategic business plans, selling or marketing 21 strategies or new product development, testing, manufacturing costs or information 22 about employees. 23 B. 24 Unless otherwise agreed between counsel for the parties, the designation of Time Of Designation 25 “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” shall be made 26 at the following times: 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 2 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 2 1. For documents or things, at the time of providing the receiving party with a copy of any requested document or thing; 3 2. For declarations, written discovery responses, and pleadings 4 pending to be filed under seal, at the time of the service or filing, whichever occurs 5 first; and 6 3. For deposition testimony, at the time such deposition testimony 7 is given, by a statement designating the deposition testimony as “Confidential 8 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” made on the record or as set 9 forth in Paragraph II(C)(4) below. 10 To the extent a party or non-party does not timely designate documents, 11 portions of documents, deposition testimony or information as “Confidential 12 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” such party or non-party may 13 so designate documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony or 14 information as provided under Paragraph II(D), below. 15 C. 16 The designation of documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony Manner Of Designation 17 or information as “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 18 Information” shall be made in the following manner: 19 1. For documents, placing the notation “Confidential Information” 20 or “Restricted Confidential Information” on each page of such document 21 containing such “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 22 Information” (“Confidential” shall be deemed to be the equivalent of “Confidential 23 Information”); 24 2. For tangible items and documents produced in native format, by 25 placing the notation “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 26 Information” on the object, container or electronic folder, or by indicating the 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 3 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 designation in the accompanying cover letter, or if impracticable, as otherwise 2 agreed by the parties; 3 3. For declarations, written discovery responses, court filings or 4 pleadings, by placing the notation “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 5 Confidential Information” both on the face of such document and on any particular 6 designated pages of such document; and 7 4. For deposition testimony, by orally designating the beginning 8 and end point of the section of such deposition testimony as being “Confidential 9 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” at the time the deposition 10 testimony is given. Thereafter, the original and all copies of the “Confidential 11 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” portions of the transcript of 12 any such deposition testimony shall be separately bound and marked by the Court 13 Reporter with the legend “‘CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION’ or 14 ‘RESTRICTED CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.’” Such transcript and 15 deposition testimony shall be disclosed and used only in accordance with the 16 provisions of this Protective Order. At the request of Counsel for the designating 17 party supplying the “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 18 Information,” only persons entitled under Paragraph III(A) hereinafter as to 19 “Confidential Information” and/or Paragraph III(B) hereinafter as to “Restricted 20 Confidential Information” shall be permitted to attend that portion of a deposition 21 wherever or whenever any such “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 22 Confidential Information” of such designating party is used or elicited from the 23 deponent. 24 25 deposition as “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” 26 by serving upon counsel for each party a written list of the specific portions as to 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP In addition to the above, counsel for any party or non-party may designate a which such status is claimed. Such written list must be served within ten (10) 28 4674435.2 4 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 business days after transmittal to counsel of the transcript of such testimony. All 2 deposition testimony shall be treated as “Restricted Confidential Information” until 3 the expiration of the ten (10) business day period and, if the aforesaid written list is 4 served upon counsel, shall be treated as “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 5 Confidential Information” as so designated. 6 D. 7 Failure to designate and/or mark any document, deposition testimony or Subsequent Designation 8 9 Information” shall not preclude the designating party from thereafter in good faith 10 making such a designation and requesting the receiving party to so mark and treat 11 such documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony, or information so 12 designated. Such designation and request shall be made in writing. Once notified 13 of the designation, the receiving party must make reasonable efforts to assure that 14 the document, deposition testimony or information is thereafter treated in 15 accordance with the provisions of this Order, including making reasonable efforts 16 to recover and return to the designating party all non-designated versions of any 17 document, deposition testimony, or information that contains “Confidential 18 Information” and/or “Restricted Confidential Information,” and to notify all 19 receivers of the non-designated versions of document, deposition testimony, or 20 information of the designation. After such designation, such documents, portions 21 of documents, deposition testimony or information shall be fully subject to this 22 Protective Order. Provided the receiving party and its counsel act in good faith to 23 secure compliance with the terms of this Protective Order with respect to such 24 “Confidential Information” and/or “Restricted Confidential Information” following 25 its designation, the receiving party and its counsel, shall incur no liability for 26 disclosures made prior to notice of such designation. The designating party may 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP information as “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential request in writing, and the receiving party shall within 10 days of such a request 28 4674435.2 5 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 provide, an identification in writing of all persons not qualified under this 2 Protective Order who have received the “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 3 Confidential Information” prior to the time it was so designated. 4 E. 5 The acceptance by a party of “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Resolution Of Disputes Regarding Designation 6 Confidential Information” shall not constitute an admission or concession or 7 permit an inference that such “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 8 Confidential Information” are, in fact, “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 9 Confidential Information.” However, the documents, portions of documents, 10 deposition testimony or information will be treated as designated unless the 11 receiving party follows the procedures to remove, change or otherwise declassify 12 the designation as set forth in this Paragraph. 13 If a receiving party, at any time, wishes to have the “Confidential 14 15 particular documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony or information 16 removed or changed, that party shall first request in writing that the designating 17 party or non-party remove its designation and state the reason therefor. Within ten 18 (10) business days of the service of such request, counsel for the party or non-party 19 seeking confidential treatment shall serve its response in writing to any such 20 notification by either: (i) withdrawing such designation, or (ii) sending a Local 21 Rule 37-1 meet and confer letter, explaining why the party or non-party 22 designating the particular documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony 23 or information believes it is entitled to the designation. If after the Local Rule 37-1 24 meet and confer conference the parties do not otherwise resolve the dispute, 25 counsel for the party or non-party seeking confidential treatment may either 26 comply with Local Rule 7-19 or Local Rule 37-2 (Joint Stipulation) to seek 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” designation of any permission of the Court to so designate the particular documents, portions of 28 4674435.2 6 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 documents, deposition testimony or information. Unless otherwise extended by 2 consent of the parties, the designating party or non-party shall file its ex parte 3 application or joint stipulation within 14 days of the Local Rule 37-1 meet and 4 confer conference. The designating party or non-party shall have the burden of 5 proving that such particular documents, portions of documents, deposition 6 testimony or information are properly designated as “Confidential Information” or 7 “Restricted Confidential Information” pursuant to Article II. If such application or 8 motion is timely made, the parties shall treat the document, deposition testimony or 9 information as originally designated until the motion is decided by the Court. 10 11 III. PERSONS TO WHOM CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, 12 DEPOSITION TESTIMONY AND INFORMATION MAY BE 13 DISCLOSED 14 A. Disclosure Of Documents, Portions of Documents, Deposition 15 Testimony And Information Designated As “Confidential 16 Information” 17 Documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony or information 18 designated by a party as “Confidential Information” may be disclosed and copies 19 may be provided by the receiving party only to the following persons: 20 21 22 (a) Counsel for the receiving party, as well as their paralegals, clerks, assistants, staff and other persons employed by such counsel; (b) Independent experts and consultants of the receiving party and 23 their employees who, prior to receiving the “Confidential Information,” sign an 24 undertaking (attached hereto as Exhibit A) that such person has read and agrees to 25 abide by this Protective Order (“the Undertaking”); 26 (c) The Judge and Court personnel, and any mediator or arbitrator; 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 7 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 2 3 (d) Persons who otherwise had possession of the documents outside of this action, such as third-party authors or recipients; (e) The receiving party, and any officer, director, or employee of 4 the receiving party to the extent that counsel for the receiving party reasonably 5 believes it necessary that the “Confidential Information” be shown to that person 6 to aid in the prosecution, defense, or settlement of this action, and any individual 7 Plaintiff’s or Defendant’s spouse. Prior to receiving “Confidential Information,” 8 each person shall sign the Undertaking; 9 10 11 (f) Witnesses, who prior to receiving the “Confidential Information” sign the Undertaking; (g) Professional vendors, who are in the business of providing 12 litigation support services (e.g., photocopying, videotaping, translating, preparing 13 exhibits and demonstrations, organizing, storing, retrieving data in any form or 14 medium, etc.) and their employees and staff. Prior to receiving “Confidential 15 Information,” each vendor or employee shall sign the Undertaking; 16 17 (h) Court reporters, deposition videographers, and deposition officers employed in this action; 18 (i) Attorney services and messengers for purposes of this action; 19 (j) Persons that the counsel for the receiving party reasonably 20 and in good faith believes, based on testimony or other evidence, have prior 21 knowledge of the “Confidential Information” for the reasons set forth in 22 Paragraph III(D) below; and 23 (k) 24 Such other persons as are designated by written agreement between the parties or by Court order. 25 26 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 8 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 B. Disclosure Of Documents, Portions of Documents, Deposition 2 Testimony And Information Designated As “Restricted 3 Confidential Information” 4 Documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony and information 5 designated as “Restricted Confidential Information” may be disclosed and copies 6 may be provided by the receiving party only to the persons listed in subparts (a), 7 (b), (c), (d), (g), (h), (i), (j) and (k) of Paragraph III(A) above. The persons listed 8 in subparts (b) and (g) must sign the Undertaking prior to receiving “Restricted 9 Confidential Information.” 10 11 C. Undertaking Required By Party Receiving “Confidential 12 Information” Or “Restricted Confidential Information” 13 As specified in Paragraphs III(A) and III(B), supra, certain recipients of 14 another party’s “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 15 Information” documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony and 16 information subject to this Protective Order, prior to accepting receipt thereof, shall 17 be furnished with a copy of this Protective Order. Such recipients shall agree to be 18 bound thereby by executing the Undertaking, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 19 A, certifying that the recipient is familiar with the terms of this Protective Order 20 and agrees to be bound by its terms and, specifically, that the recipient will not 21 disclose any “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” 22 except as provided in this Protective Order, and will not use any “Confidential 23 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” except for the purpose of 24 this litigation. A copy of such signed Undertaking shall be provided by the 25 receiving party’s counsel of record to the designating party counsel of record at the 26 conclusion of this action. 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 9 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 D. Additional Authorized Disclosure Of Documents, Portions of 2 Documents, Deposition Testimony Or Information Designated As 3 “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 4 Information” 5 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Paragraphs III(A) or III(B) 6 above, particular documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony and 7 information that have been designated as “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 8 Confidential Information” may be disclosed and copies may be provided to persons 9 who can be shown from the face of the document to have authored, prepared, 10 reviewed, or received the document or for whom, at deposition testimony, a proper 11 foundation has been laid establishing that the witness was a recipient of the 12 document or the information contained within it. Nor shall it prevent a party from 13 examining a witness in deposition about “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 14 Confidential Information,” even if the witness refuses to sign the Undertaking, 15 where testimony or other evidence shows that the witness may have previously 16 been aware of or have previously seen the document or information. 17 18 IV. USE OF “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” OR “RESTRICTED 19 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” 20 A. 21 Use Of Designated Documents and Information 1. “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 22 Information” shall be used by the receiving parties, their respective agents, and any 23 other persons to whom such documents, portions of documents, deposition 24 testimony and information may be disclosed pursuant to the Protective Order, for 25 no purpose other than: (a) the prosecution or defense of this action; or (b) as 26 otherwise compelled by lawful process (provided the designating other party is 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 10 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 given reasonable notice to object); or (c) as otherwise required by law; or (d) as 2 permitted by the Court. 3 2. Notwithstanding the parties’ designation of “Confidential 4 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information,” any Court hearing that 5 refers to or describes “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 6 Information” may be held in open court with records unsealed, provided the 7 designating party is afforded reasonable notice of the receiving party’s intent to 8 disclose such “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” 9 in open court, so that the designating party has a reasonable opportunity to seek to 10 maintain the confidentiality of the “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 11 Confidential Information.” However, any party may request that the proceedings 12 be conducted in camera out of the presence of any unqualified persons, and any 13 transcript relating thereto be designated as “Confidential Information” or 14 “Restricted Confidential Information” and prepared in accordance with the 15 provisions of Paragraph II(C) above. 16 3. In the event a party wishes to use any “Confidential 17 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” of the other party in any 18 affidavits, briefs, memoranda of law, or other papers to be filed in Court in this 19 litigation, the party shall apply to file such affidavits, briefs, memoranda of law, or 20 other papers under seal pursuant to Local Rule 79-5. 21 4. “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 22 Information” documents, portions of documents, deposition testimony or 23 information may be introduced at trial, and may be offered into evidence in open 24 court, unless the opposing party obtains an appropriate protective order from the 25 Court before their introduction. 26 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 11 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 5. Nothing in this Protective Order shall affect the admissibility of 2 “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information,” or abridge 3 the rights of any person to seek judicial review or to pursue other appropriate 4 judicial action with respect to any ruling made by the Court concerning the issue of 5 the status of “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information.” 6 This Protective Order is without prejudice to any party seeking an order from this 7 Court imposing further restrictions on the dissemination of “Confidential 8 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information,” or seeking to rescind, 9 modify, alter, or amend this Protective Order with respect to specific information. 10 6. In the event any person in receipt of “Confidential Information” 11 or “Restricted Confidential Information” shall receive a written request, subpoena, 12 or Court Order seeking disclosure of another party’s “Confidential Information” or 13 “Restricted Confidential Information,” such person shall immediately upon receipt 14 of such request, subpoena, or Court Order, notify counsel for the designating party 15 of the request, subpoena, or Court Order, and shall provide counsel for the 16 designating party with a copy of the same, unless prohibited by law. 17 18 V. DOCUMENTS, PORTIONS OF DOCUMENTS, DEPOSITION 19 TESTIMONY AND INFORMATION EXCLUDED FROM 20 PROTECTIVE ORDER 21 The obligations relating to any document, deposition testimony or 22 23 deposition testimony or information designated as being subject to this Protective 24 Order which: (a) was lawfully in the receiving party’s possession prior to the 25 receipt from the supplying party; (b) became public knowledge by means not in 26 violation of the provisions of this Protective Order; (c) is lawfully discovered 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP information subject to this Protective Order shall not apply to any document, independently by the receiving party; or (d) is exempted from the provisions of this 28 4674435.2 12 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 Protective Order by written consent of the party producing such “Confidential 2 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information.” Notwithstanding the 3 provisions of Article III above, nothing herein shall prevent any producing party 4 from using or disclosing its own “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 5 Confidential Information.” Nothing in this Order shall preclude any party from 6 showing an employee of a designating party at a deposition of that employee any 7 “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” of the 8 designating party. 9 10 VI. RETURN OF DOCUMENTS, PORTIONS OF DOCUMENTS, 11 12 Within sixty (60) days after conclusion of litigation, outside counsel for each 13 receiving party or other individual subject to this Protective Order (which does not 14 include the Court and Court personnel) shall be under an obligation to assemble 15 and return to the designating party, or to destroy (and certify the destruction) 16 should the designating party so permit, any document, deposition testimony and 17 information subject to this Protective Order and all copies thereof. Any copy of 18 any document, deposition testimony or information designated by the opposing 19 party as “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” 20 containing notes of outside counsel may be destroyed rather than returned. Notice 21 of the return or destruction of any “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 22 Confidential Information” shall be made in writing, and notice of receipt thereof 23 shall be acknowledged in writing. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of 24 this Paragraph, outside counsel shall be entitled to retain all memoranda or reports 25 prepared by them or any expert witness or consultant which contain “Confidential 26 Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” and litigation documents 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP DEPOSITION TESTIMONY OR INFORMATION containing “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” 28 4674435.2 13 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 which become part of the record of this action, including pleadings, briefs, 2 deposition transcripts and exhibits. Additionally, each party may retain, with its 3 outside counsel, one archival set of documents, deposition testimony and 4 information designated “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 5 Information.” However, such litigation documents and archival set of 6 “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” shall be used 7 only for the purpose of preserving a record of the action, and shall not, without the 8 written permission of the opposing party or an order of this Court, be disclosed to 9 anyone other than those to whom such information was actually disclosed, in 10 accordance with this Protective Order, during the course of this action. 11 12 13 14 VII. SURVIVAL All obligations and duties arising under this Protective Order shall survive the termination of this action. 15 16 17 VIII. INADVERTENT PRODUCTION The inadvertent or mistaken disclosure of any “Confidential Information” or 18 19 designation required under Article II, above, shall not constitute a waiver of any 20 claim that the inadvertently disclosed material is entitled to protection under this 21 Order, if such inadvertent or mistaken disclosure is brought to the attention of the 22 receiving party promptly after the producing party’s discovery of such disclosure. 23 Along with notice of inadvertent or mistaken disclosure, the producing party shall 24 provide properly marked documents, for use consistent with this Order, to each 25 party to whom “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential 26 Information” was inadvertently disclosed; and upon receipt of these properly 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP “Restricted Confidential Information” by a producing party, without the marked documents, the receiving party shall return to the producing party, or 28 4674435.2 14 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 destroy, the improperly marked documents that were initially produced, along with 2 any copies or duplicates thereof. 3 If a party through inadvertence produces or provides discovery which it 4 believes is subject to a claim of attorney-client privilege or work product 5 immunity, in the event the receiving party discovers that it has received such 6 documents, it will bring that fact to the attention of the producing party 7 immediately upon discovery. In the event that the producing party discovers that it 8 has produced either attorney-client privilege or work-product-protected documents, 9 it will bring that fact to the attention of the receiving party immediately upon 10 discovery. Upon request by the producing party, the receiving party will promptly 11 return to the producing party any attorney-client privilege or work-product- 12 protected document and any copies that the receiving party may have made. Upon 13 request by the producing party, the receiving party will promptly disclose the 14 names of any individuals who have read or have had access to the attorney-client 15 privilege or work-product-protected document. Further, the receiving party must 16 take reasonable steps to retrieve the information if the receiving party disclosed it 17 before being notified. Return of the documents by the receiving party shall not 18 constitute an admission or concession, or permit any inference, that the returned 19 document or thing is, in fact, properly subject to a claim of attorney-client privilege 20 or work-product immunity nor shall it foreclose any party from moving the Court 21 for any order that such document or thing has been improperly designated or 22 should be producible for reasons other than a waiver caused by the inadvertent 23 production. 24 25 26 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP IX. NO IMPLIED WAIVER OR ADMISSION No party shall be obligated to challenge the propriety of any designation of “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” by another 28 4674435.2 15 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 party or non-party, and the failure to do so shall not constitute a waiver or 2 otherwise preclude a subsequent challenge to the designation. 3 4 X. NOTICE AND SERVICE 5 For purposes of any provisions in this Protective Order requiring or 6 permitting service of a notice, objections, requests, responses, designations or the 7 like, service shall be accomplished either by email or by overnight delivery via 8 commercial delivery service to all counsel of record. When served via email, 9 service shall be deemed complete on the date of transmission if the electronic 10 transmission occurs before 5:00 p.m. Pacific time; otherwise, service shall be 11 deemed complete the next business day. Service via overnight delivery shall be 12 deemed complete upon delivery. 13 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. 15 16 Date: June 11, 2012 By: Hon. Jay C. Gandhi, Magistrate Judge 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 16 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 1 EXHIBIT A: AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY PROTECTIVE ORDER 2 I have read the Protective Order governing the production of “Confidential 3 Information” and “Restricted Confidential Information” in the case of Morawski v. 4 Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc., et al., CV11-10294 MMM (JCGx) (“Order”). I 5 understand the terms of the Order and agree to be fully bound by them, 6 specifically, that I will not disclose any “Confidential Information” or “Restricted 7 Confidential Information” except as provided in the Order, and will not use any 8 “Confidential Information” or “Restricted Confidential Information” except for the 9 purpose of this litigation. I hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the U.S. District 10 Court, Central District of California, for purposes of enforcement of the Order. I 11 understand that any violation of the terms of the Order may be punishable by 12 money damages, interim or final injunctive or other equitable relief, sanctions, 13 contempt of court citation, or such other or additional relief as deemed appropriate 14 by the Court. 15 16 17 Date: ___________________ Signature: 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP 28 4674435.2 17 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER