Mt. Derm GmbH et al v. Connect, Inc., No. 2:2014cv00533 - Document 30 (D. Nev. 2014)

Court Description: ORDER granting 29 Stipulated Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr on 12/18/2014. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DKJ)
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Mt. Derm GmbH et al v. Connect, Inc. Doc. 30 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 1 of 21 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702) 873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 8 9 10 11 KRISTEN T. GALLAGHER, ESQ. (NSBN 9561) AMANDA C. YEN, ESQ. (NSBN 9726) McDONALD CARANO WILSON LLP 2300 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 1200 Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 Telephone: (702) 873-4100 Facsimile: (702) 873-9966 kgallagher@mcdonaldcarano.com ayen@mcdonaldcarano.com MICHAEL R. DZWONCZYK, ESQ. BRIAN K. SHELTON, ESQ. AZADEH S. KOKABI, ESQ. SUGHRUE MION, PLLC 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037-3213 Telephone: (202) 293-7060 Facsimile: (202) 293-7860 mdzwonczyk@sughrue.com bshelton@sughrue.com akokabi@sughrue.com (admitted pro hac vice) 12 13 Attorneys for Plaintiffs MT. DERM GmbH and Nouveau Cosmetique USA, Inc. 14 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 16 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 17 MT. DERM GmbH and NOUVEAU COSMETIQUE USA, Inc., Case No.: 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF 18 Plaintiffs, 19 vs. 20 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER FOR THE PROTECTION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION CONNECT, Inc. (d/b/a NPM USA) 21 Defendant. 22 23 24 Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c), Plaintiffs MT. DERM GmbH and 25 NOUVEAU COSMETIQUE USA, Inc., (“Mt. Derm”) and Defendant CONNECT, Inc. 26 (“Connect”)(collectively referred to as the “Parties”), hereby stipulate to the following Protective 27 Order for the captioned litigation (the “Lawsuit”): 28 Dockets.Justia.com Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 2 of 21 1 I. PURPOSE 2 The purpose of this Protective Order is to preserve the confidentiality of, and to prevent 3 competitive or commercial misuse of, information and documents that may be produced in 4 discovery in this action by the Parties or third parties. 5 II. DEFINITIONS The term “Designated Material” shall mean any Discovery Material designated by a 8 Producing Party as either “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” or “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL 9 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 A. 7 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 6 INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY” in accordance with Paragraphs IV.A to IV.D 10 below. All Designated Material and any information or material copied or derived therefrom, 11 and all copies, excerpts, and summaries thereof, as well as testimony and oral conversations 12 which reveal that information, shall be treated as, and hereinafter referred to as, Designated 13 Material. 14 B. 15 16 Designated Material Confidential Information and Highly Confidential Information -Attorneys’ Eyes Only 1. “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” comprises or contains information 17 that the Producing Party claims in good faith to constitute or relate to sensitive business, 18 financial, or commercial information that is not publicly available and provides a commercial 19 advantage to its possessor and the disclosure of which to persons other than those set forth in 20 Section VI.A below would create a substantial risk of serious harm that could not be avoided by 21 less restrictive means. 22 2. “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ 23 EYES ONLY” comprises or contains information that the Producing Party claims in good faith is 24 highly confidential or sensitive, including, but not limited to, technical information, pricing and 25 revenue information and other sensitive financial data. 26 C. 27 The term “Discovery Material” shall mean any Document material, item, testimony, or 28 thing filed with or presented to the Court or produced, served, exchanged, or generated during Discovery Material Page 2 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 3 of 21 1 the discovery process, including, for example, exhibits; answers to interrogatories; responses to 2 requests for admissions; responses to requests for production; subpoenas; declarations; affidavits; 3 letters; emails; and deposition testimony or transcripts; and all copies, extracts, summaries, 4 compilations, designations, and portions thereof. All Discovery Material and any information or 5 material copied or derived therefrom, and all copies, excerpts, and summaries thereof, as well as 6 testimony and oral conversations which reveal that information, shall be treated as, and 7 hereinafter referred to as, Discovery Material. 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 D. 9 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 8 The term “Producing Party” shall mean any Party to this Lawsuit or any third-party, 10 including its counsel, retained experts, directors, officers, employees, or agents, who produces 11 any Discovery Material during discovery for this Lawsuit. Producing Party 12 E. 13 The term “Receiving Party” shall mean any Party to this Lawsuit, including its counsel, Receiving Party 14 retained experts, directors, officers, employees, or agents, who receives any Discovery Material. 15 III. RESTRICTION ON DISCLOSURE AND USE OF DESIGNATED MATERIAL 16 A. 17 This Order shall encompass all Discovery Material produced in this Lawsuit except that 18 this Order shall not encompass information that (a) is in the possession of or otherwise known to 19 the Receiving Party or the public before the date of its transmission to the Receiving Party, (b) 20 lawfully comes into the possession of the Receiving Party by means other than by production by 21 Producing Party, or (c) lawfully comes into the possession of or otherwise becomes known to the 22 public after the date of its transmission to the Receiving Party, provided that such information 23 does not become publicly known by any act or omission of the Receiving Party that would be in 24 violation of this Order. Scope 25 B. 26 This Stipulation applies to all Designated Material produced, exchanged or otherwise 27 disclosed by a Producing Party in connection with this Litigation. This Stipulation shall apply Purpose 28 Page 3 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 4 of 21 1 regardless of whether such information was produced or disclosed prior to or after entry of this 2 Stipulation. 3 C. 4 Designated Material and the information derived from such Designated Material 5 (excluding information which is derived lawfully from an independent source) shall not be given, 6 shown, made available, discussed, or otherwise communicated or disclosed in any manner, either 7 directly or indirectly, to any person not authorized to receive the information under the terms of 8 this Order. 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 9 D. Confidentiality Maintenance of Designated Material 10 Designated Material shall be maintained by the Receiving Party at a location and under 11 circumstances reasonably designed to ensure compliance with this Order. The Receiving Party 12 shall protect the confidentiality of Designated Material using procedures that are no less stringent 13 than the measures used to protect the Receiving Parties’ own Designated Material or similar 14 confidential material. 15 E. 16 The restrictions on the use of Designated Material established by this Order are 17 applicable to the Receiving Party. A Producing Party is free to do whatever it desires with its 18 own Designated Material. Restrictions on Designated Materials 19 F. 20 Information sought or obtained from a person not a Party to this Lawsuit (“third party”) 21 shall be treated as Designated Material if requested by the third-party. Any such information 22 designated 23 INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY” pursuant to Paragraphs IV.A to IV.D by a 24 third-party will be accorded the same protection as the Parties’ Designated Material, and will be 25 subject to the same procedures as those governing disclosure of the Parties’ Designated Material 26 pursuant to this Order. Either Party may seek to challenge designations by a third-party under the 27 provisions of Paragraph V.B after providing at least ten (10) business days’ written notice to the Discovery from Third-Parties as “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” 28 Page 4 of 21 or “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 5 of 21 1 third-party and agreeing that it will not object to the third-party appearing in this Lawsuit for the 2 limited purpose of seeking to preserve its requested designation. If Designated Material, or any portion thereof, is disclosed by the Receiving Party, 5 through inadvertence or otherwise, to any person or Party not authorized to receive such 6 Designated Material under this Protective Order, then the Receiving Party shall use its best 7 efforts to retrieve immediately all copies of such Designated Material, and to bind such person to 8 the terms of this Order. In such event, the Receiving Party shall also (a) promptly inform such 9 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 G. 4 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 3 person of all the provisions of this Order; and (b) identify such person immediately to the Unintentional Disclosure of Designated Material 10 Producing Party. 11 IV. PROCEDURE FOR MARKING DESIGNATED MATERIAL 12 Any Producing Party may mark Designated Material as either “CONFIDENTIAL 13 INFORMATION” or “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES 14 ONLY” in accordance with this Order. The burden of establishing that Designated Material is 15 either “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” or “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 16 - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY” as defined herein shall be on the Producing Party. The 17 designation of Designated Material as either “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” or 18 “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY” shall be 19 deemed effective unless and until the Court orders otherwise or the Producing Party withdraws 20 the designation. Designated material must be marked in the following manner: 21 A. In the case of documents or any other tangible thing produced, designation shall 22 be made by placing the legend “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” or “HIGHLY 23 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY” on each page of the 24 document or on the cover or in a prominent place on any other tangible thing prior to production 25 of the document or tangible thing along with a designation, e.g., bates number prefix, of the 26 identity of the Producing Party. 27 28 B. In producing original files and records for inspection, no marking need be made by the Producing Party in advance of the inspection. For the purposes of the inspection, all Page 5 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 6 of 21 INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY.” Thereafter, upon selection of specified 3 documents for copying by the Receiving Party, the Producing Party shall mark as either 4 “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” or “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - 5 ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY,” as applicable, the copies of such documents as may contain 6 either CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION or HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - 7 ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY, as defined in Paragraphs II.B.1 and II.B.2 at the time the copies 8 are produced to the Receiving Party. There will be no waiver of confidentiality by the inspection 9 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 documents 2 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 1 of CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION or HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - 10 ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY information before it is copied and marked pursuant to this Order. 11 C. produced shall be considered as marked “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL In the case of testimony provided during a deposition, transcripts or portions 12 thereof shall be designated by the Producing Party either (i) on the record during the deposition, 13 in which case the pages of the transcript containing Designated Material shall be marked 14 “CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” or “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - 15 ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY,” as applicable, by the reporter, as the Producing Party may direct; 16 or (ii) by captioned, written notice to the reporter and all counsel of record, given within ten (10) 17 business days after the reporter sends written notice to the witness or the witness’s counsel that 18 the transcript is available for review, in which case all counsel receiving such notice shall be 19 responsible for marking the copies of the designated transcript or portion thereof in their 20 possession or control as directed by the Producing Party or witness. Pending expiration of the ten 21 (10) business day period or the receipt of such written notice from the Producing Party 22 (whichever comes first), all Parties and, if applicable, any third-party witnesses or attorneys, 23 shall treat the deposition transcript and the information contained therein as if it had been 24 designated HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY. If no 25 such written notice is provided within the ten (10) business day period, the designation(s) made 26 during the deposition shall stand. If such written notice is provided, the designation(s) provided 27 in such notice shall be effective upon receipt by the Receiving Party. No person shall attend the 28 Page 6 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 7 of 21 1 designated portions of such depositions unless such person is an authorized recipient of 2 Designated Material under the terms of this Order. 3 D. In the event that a deposition is attended only by persons authorized to receive transcript for that day is to be treated as Designated Material until such time as there is a written 6 request to specifically identify the portions of the transcript that are CONFIDENTIAL 7 INFORMATION or HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES 8 ONLY. In the event of such request, the Party desiring to maintain the treatment of any portion 9 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 Designated Material, counsel may, for purposes of efficiency, state on the record that the entire 5 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 4 of the transcript as CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION or HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL 10 INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY shall specify, by page and line numbers, the 11 designated portions within ten (10) business days of the written request. 12 V. 13 CONTESTING THE DESIGNATION A. No Party to this Lawsuit shall be obligated to challenge the propriety of any 14 designation by any Producing Party, and a failure to do so shall not constitute a waiver or in any 15 way preclude a subsequent challenge in this or any other action to the propriety of such 16 designation. 17 B. Any Party may contest a claim of confidentiality. Any Party objecting to the 18 designation of any Discovery Material as either CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION or HIGHLY 19 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY must give outside counsel 20 of record for the Producing Party written notice of its reasons for the objection. The Producing 21 Party will then have ten (10) business days after receipt of this notice to change the designation 22 or respond in writing why the designation is appropriate. 23 Failing resolution after service of the written notice of its reasons for the objection, the 24 Party objecting may seek an Order changing or removing the designation. The Producing Party 25 asserting confidentiality has the burden of showing that the designation is appropriate. The 26 information 27 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY shall remain as such (i) 28 unless the Producing Party does not respond in writing why the designation is appropriate within designated as either CONFIDENTIAL Page 7 of 21 INFORMATION or HIGHLY Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 8 of 21 1 ten (10) business days after receipt of the written notice of the objecting Party’s reasons for the 2 objection; (ii) until the matter is resolved by Court order; or (iii) until agreement of the 3 Producing Party. 4 VI. 5 DISCLOSURE OF DESIGNATED MATERIALS A. Unless otherwise directed by the Court or authorized in writing by the Producing 6 Party, Discovery Material designated as CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION under this Order 7 may be disclosed by the Receiving Party only to the following persons: 8 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 9 10 1. outside counsel of record for the Receiving Party, including support staff (law clerks, paralegals, secretaries, and clerical staff) assisting with this Lawsuit; 2. up to three (3) persons who are officers, directors, in-house attorneys, or 11 employees of the Receiving Party, and their support staff (law clerks, paralegals, secretaries, and 12 clerical staff) assisting with this Lawsuit, subject to the provisions of Paragraph VII.B; 13 14 15 16 17 3. Judges, Magistrate Judges, law clerks, and clerical personnel of the Court before which this Lawsuit is pending, including any appellate Court, and the jury, if any; 4. court reporters and other persons involved in recording or transcribing hearings, trial testimony, or deposition testimony in this Lawsuit; 5. consultants, with the exception of trial and jury consultants, or experts and 18 their staff who are expressly retained or sought to be retained by an attorney described in sub- 19 paragraph 1 to provide assistance in this Lawsuit, with disclosure only to the extent necessary to 20 perform such work and subject to the provisions of Paragraph VII.A; 21 6. any person who authored and/or received the particular CONFIDENTIAL 22 INFORMATION sought to be disclosed to that person, or any witness testifying in a deposition 23 or hearing when the examining attorney has a good faith basis to believe the witness is the author 24 and/or received the particular CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION sought to be disclosed to that 25 witness; any witness testifying in a deposition or hearing may be shown CONFIDENTIAL 26 INFORMATION of a Producing Party provided that the witness is: (a) a current employee, 27 attorney, director, officer, or agent of the Producing Party, or a corporate designee of the 28 Producing Party under Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; or (b) a former Page 8 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 9 of 21 1 employee, attorney, director, officer, or agent of the Producing Party if, at the time of the 2 witness’ employment, the CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION was in existence and the witness 3 had access to such CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION; 4 7. litigation support vendors retained by outside counsel for such functions as demonstratives, and audio and/or video productions or other exhibits for deposition, trial, or 7 other court proceedings in this Lawsuit, but only to the extent necessary for the particular 8 litigation support services being rendered and in accordance with the vendor’s ordinary operating 9 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 photocopying, scanning, stenography, videography, imaging, or preparation of graphics, 6 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 5 procedure; 10 8. mock jurors and/or trial or jury consultants engaged by the Parties in 11 preparation for trial, provided that (i) no Party will use any mock juror who is employed by or 12 affiliated with or who knows any person employed by or affiliated with either Party to this 13 Lawsuit; (ii) mock jurors will not be allowed to retain any tangible materials that contain or 14 disclose any Designated Material; and (iii) mock jurors first agree in writing to maintain the 15 confidentiality of any materials and information provided to them in connection with being a 16 mock juror; and 17 18 9. persons who have been retained by a Party to provide translation or interpretation from one language to another. 19 10. persons agreed to by the parties or permitted by the Court. Nothing in this 20 Order is intended to preclude a Receiving Party from applying to the Court for approval of 21 disclosure of Confidential Information to an employee of the Receiving Party or to preclude the 22 Producing Party from opposing such application. 23 B. Unless otherwise directed by the Court or authorized in writing by the Producing 24 Party, Discovery Material designated as HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - 25 ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY may be disclosed by the Receiving Party only to the following 26 persons: 27 28 1. outside counsel of record for the Receiving Party, including support staff (law clerks, paralegals, secretaries, and clerical staff) assisting with this Lawsuit; Page 9 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 10 of 21 1 2 2. before which this Lawsuit is pending, including any appellate Court, and the jury, if any; 3 4 Judges, Magistrate Judges, law clerks, and clerical personnel of the Court 3. court reporters and other persons involved in recording or transcribing hearings, trial testimony, or deposition testimony in this Lawsuit; 5 4. consultants, with the exception of trial and jury consultants, or experts and 6 their staff who are expressly retained or sought to be retained by an attorney described in 7 subparagraph 1 to provide assistance in this Lawsuit, with disclosure only to the extent necessary 8 to perform such work and subject to the provisions of Paragraph VII.A; 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 9 5. any person who authored and/or received the particular HIGHLY 10 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY information sought to be 11 disclosed to that person, or any witness testifying in a deposition or hearing when the examining 12 attorney has a good faith basis to believe the witness is the author and/or received the particular 13 HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY information 14 sought to be disclosed to that witness; any witness testifying in a deposition or hearing may be 15 shown HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY 16 information of a Producing Party provided that the witness is: (a) a current employee, attorney, 17 director, officer, or agent of the Producing Party, or a corporate designee of the Producing Party 18 under Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; or (b) a former employee, attorney, 19 director, officer, or agent of the Producing Party if, at the time of the witness’ employment, the 20 HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY information was 21 in existence and the witness had access to such HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - 22 ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY information; 23 6. litigation support vendors retained by outside counsel for such functions as 24 photocopying, scanning, stenography, videography, imaging, or preparation of graphics, 25 demonstratives, and audio and/or video productions or other exhibits for deposition, trial, or 26 other court proceedings in this Lawsuit, but only to the extent necessary for the particular 27 litigation support services being rendered and in accordance with the vendor’s ordinary operating 28 procedure; Page 10 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 11 of 21 1 7. mock jurors and/or trial or jury consultants engaged by the Parties in 2 preparation for trial, provided that (i) no Party will use any mock juror who is employed or 3 affiliated with or who knows any person employed by or affiliated with either Party to this 4 Lawsuit; (ii) mock jurors will not be allowed to retain any tangible materials that contain or 5 disclose any Designated Material; and (iii) mock jurors first agree in writing to maintain the 6 confidentiality of any materials and information provided to them in connection with being a 7 mock juror; 8 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 9 8. persons who have been retained by a Party to provide translation or interpretation from one language to another; and 10 9. persons agreed to by the parties or permitted by the Court. Nothing in this 11 Order is intended to preclude a Receiving Party from applying to the Court for approval of 12 disclosure of Highly Confidential Information to an employee of the Receiving Party or to 13 preclude the Producing Party from opposing such application. 14 VII. CONDITIONS ON ACCESS TO DESIGNATED MATERIAL 15 A. 16 A consultant or expert, excluding trial or jury consultants, may only be shown Designated 17 Material pursuant to Paragraphs VI.A.5 or VI.B.4 to the extent necessary to provide assistance in 18 this Lawsuit, provided that: 19 Consultants and Experts 1. any such consultant or expert, excluding trial or jury consultants, is not an 20 employee, director, officer, agent, attorney, or other representative of a Receiving Party 21 including any of its divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates), is not an employee, director, officer, 22 agent, attorney, or other representative of a direct business competitor of any Party, and is not 23 currently advising a direct business competitor of any Party on matters relating to the subject 24 matter of this Lawsuit; and 25 2. prior to the disclosure of any Designated Material to the consultant or 26 expert, the consultant or expert shall execute the Confidentiality Undertaking in Exhibit A. 27 … 28 … Page 11 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 12 of 21 1 B. 2 The authorized individuals pursuant to Paragraph VI.A.2 will be set forth in Exhibit B to 3 this Order, as may be amended from time to time. Each such individual will execute the 4 Confidentiality Undertaking in Exhibit A, a copy of which will be provided to the other Party 5 prior to the designated person being permitted to reviewing any Designated Material. Authorized Persons Of The Receiving Party identified after entry of this Order. The Parties also recognize that the responsibilities of the 8 authorized individuals pursuant to Paragraph VI.A.2 may change during the litigation, and that 9 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 The Parties recognize that authorized individuals pursuant to Paragraph VI.A.2 may be 7 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 6 replacement of a previously designated individual under this section by a substitute may 10 therefore become appropriate. Any Party desiring to add an authorized individual pursuant to 11 Paragraph VI.A.2 or to make a replacement of such individual shall give written notice, 12 including a copy of the Confidentiality Undertaking in Exhibit A signed by the replacement, a 13 description of job responsibilities and CV, to all other Parties, and the substitute shall be deemed 14 approved unless another Party objects to such addition or substitution within five (5) business 15 days of such notice. 16 If the Producing Party needs further information regarding the newly identified individual 17 or substitute individual to make a decision as to whether to object to that person, such Party may 18 request further information within five (5) business days after receipt of the written notice and 19 signed Confidentiality Undertaking in Exhibit A. The Producing Party shall then be entitled to 20 object to such disclosure to the newly identified individual or substitute individual within five (5) 21 business days after receipt of the requested additional information, or receipt of a refusal to 22 provide such information. 23 No disclosure of Designated Material shall be made to the proposed individual or 24 substitute individual until the time for serving objections has passed, or, in the event that a 25 written objection is timely served, until the time as the Court has made a ruling thereon, and 26 then, only in accordance with such ruling. 27 … 28 … Page 12 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 13 of 21 1 VIII. COURT PROCEDURES 2 A. 3 Designated Material may be included with, or referred to in, papers filed with the Court 4 Procedures For Filing Papers With Designated Material where this case is now pending or in any other court in accordance with Local Rule 10-5(b). 5 B. 6 Redacted versions of papers with Designated Material filed under seal may be filed with 7 the Court in accordance with normal procedures and made publicly available provided that: 8 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 9 Redacted Filings Of Papers With Designated Material 1. All Designated Material set forth in the papers is deleted or obscured and all Designated Material is removed as exhibits; and 10 2. Redacted versions of the papers are clearly marked “Public Version 11 Confidential Material Redacted.” Redacted versions of the papers also must clearly identify each 12 place where information or exhibits have been deleted. 13 C. 14 This Order is not intended to govern the use of Designated Material at the trial of this 15 Lawsuit. Procedures governing the use of Designated Material at trial, if necessary, will be 16 established by separate order, pursuant to application by one or more of the Parties to the Court, 17 or sua sponte pursuant to the Court’s own procedures, and may be addressed at the pre-trial 18 conference. 19 IX. Use At Trial PROCEDURE FOR DISCLOSURES TO OTHER PERSONS 20 At the written request of the Receiving Party, the Producing Party may agree in writing to 21 allow the Receiving Party to disclose to a specified third party any of the Producing Party’s 22 Designated Material identified in the written request. 23 X. UNINTENTIONAL FAILURE TO DESIGNATE 24 If any Producing Party discovers that it has inadvertently failed to designate and mark 25 any Discovery Material as either CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION or HIGHLY 26 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY, the Producing Party may 27 subsequently inform the Receiving Party of the confidential nature of the disclosed Designated 28 Material, and the Receiving Party shall treat the disclosed Discovery Material as either Page 13 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 14 of 21 1 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION or HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - 2 ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY upon receipt of written notice from the Producing Party, to the 3 extent the Receiving Party has not disclosed this Discovery Material. Disclosure of such 4 Discovery Material to persons not authorized to receive that material prior to receipt of the 5 confidentiality designation shall not be deemed a violation of this Order. categorical designation, the Receiving Party will take the steps necessary to conform distribution 8 to the categorical designation, i.e., by retrieving all copies of the Discovery Material, or notes or 9 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 However, in the event the material has been distributed in a manner inconsistent with the 7 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 6 extracts thereof, in the possession of the persons not authorized under this Order to possess such 10 Discovery Material and advising the person to whom disclosure was made that the Producing 11 Party has designated the material as confidential and that such material must be treated as 12 provided in the Order unless otherwise agreed by the Parties or ordered by the Court. 13 XI. 14 UNINTENTIONAL DISCLOSURE OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS OR WORKPRODUCT MATERIAL 15 If a Producing Party through inadvertence produces or provides discovery that it believes 16 in good faith is subject to a claim of attorney-client privilege or work-product immunity, such 17 action shall not constitute a waiver of the attorney-client privilege and/or work product 18 immunity. The inadvertent disclosure of any privileged or immune documents shall not be 19 deemed a waiver of that privilege or immunity as to any other documents, testimony, or 20 evidence. 21 The Producing Party may give written notice to the Receiving Party that the document is 22 subject to a claim of attorney-client privilege or work product immunity and request that the 23 document be returned to the Producing Party. Unless the Producing Party claims that the entire 24 document is subject to a claim of attorney-client privilege or work product immunity, the 25 Producing Party shall, together with its written notice, produce a copy of the document with the 26 claimed privileged material redacted. 27 Within three (3) business days of receiving written notice and a copy of the document 28 with claimed privileged material redacted, the Receiving Party shall return to the Producing Page 14 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 15 of 21 Party shall be obligated to keep in a sealed envelope or similar sealed container, all inadvertently 3 produced discovery returned by the Receiving Party that it believes is subject to a claim of 4 attorney-client privilege or work-product immunity until the end of this Lawsuit, including all 5 appeals. Return of the document by the Receiving Party shall not constitute an admission or 6 concession, or permit any inference, that the returned document is, in fact, properly subject to a 7 claim of attorney-client privilege or work product immunity, nor shall it foreclose the Receiving 8 Party from moving for an order that such document has been improperly designated as subject to 9 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 Party all copies of such document and shall return or destroy all excerpts thereof. The Producing 2 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 1 a claim of attorney-client privilege or work product immunity or should be produced for reasons 10 other than a waiver caused merely by the inadvertent production. 11 The Receiving Party shall be entitled to prepare a record for its own use containing the 12 date, the author, address(es), and topic of the document and other such information as is 13 reasonably necessary to identify the document and describe its nature to the Court in any motion 14 to compel production of the document. Such a record of the identity and nature of a document 15 may not be used for any purposes other than preparing a motion to compel production of that 16 document in this Lawsuit. After the return of the document(s), the Receiving Party may 17 challenge the Producing Party’s claim(s) of privilege or work-product by making a motion to the 18 Court. Unless previously waived, the inadvertent disclosure of any privileged or immune 19 documents shall not be deemed a waiver of that privilege or immunity as to any other 20 documents, testimony, or evidence. 21 XII. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 22 A. 23 Documents and things containing CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION or HIGHLY 24 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY may be redacted if the 25 Producing Party reasonably believes in good faith that the redacted information is (i) 26 competitively sensitive and (ii) neither relevant to the subject matter of this litigation nor 27 reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence. Each such redaction, Redactions 28 Page 15 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 16 of 21 1 regardless of size, shall be clearly labeled “Redacted - Non-Responsive.” This shall not be 2 construed as a waiver of any party’s right to seek disclosure of redacted information. counsel of record for the Producing Party written notice of its reasons for the objection. The 5 Parties shall thereafter meet and confer in good faith to resolve the dispute. If the Parties are 6 unable to resolve the dispute on their own, the objecting Party may move the Court for an Order 7 changing or removing the redaction. The Producing Party has the burden of showing that the 8 redaction is appropriate. The redacted information shall remain redacted until the matter is 9 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 A Party may object to any redaction based on non-responsiveness by giving outside 4 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 3 resolved by the Court or agreement of the Parties. If any Producing Party discovers that it has 10 inadvertently failed to redact nonresponsive material which it believes in good faith is both (i) 11 competitively sensitive and (ii) neither relevant to the subject matter of this litigation nor 12 reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence, the Producing Party may 13 give written notice to the Receiving Party that the document requires redaction and request that 14 the Receiving Party return the document to the Producing Party. 15 Unless the Producing Party claims that the entire document is subject to redaction 16 pursuant to the above, the Producing Party shall, together with its written notice, produce a copy 17 of the document with the claimed non-responsive material redacted. Within three (3) business 18 days of receiving written notice and a copy of the document with the applicable material 19 redacted, the Receiving Party shall return to the Producing Party all copies of such document and 20 shall return or destroy all excerpts thereof, except that, in the event the Receiving Party disputes 21 the basis for the redaction, outside counsel for the Receiving Party may retain one (1) archival 22 copy of the document in unredacted form pending a ruling from the Court on the issue. Such 23 archival copy of a document may not be used for any purposes other than preparing a motion to 24 compel production of that document in this Lawsuit. 25 Return of the document by the Receiving Party shall not constitute an admission or 26 concession, or permit any inference, that the returned document is, in fact, properly deemed non- 27 responsive, nor shall it foreclose the Receiving Party from moving for an order that such 28 document has been improperly redacted. Page 16 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 17 of 21 1 B. 2 This Order is entered without prejudice to the right of any Party to apply to the Court at 3 any time for additional protection, or to release, rescind, or modify the restrictions of this Order, 4 to determine whether a particular person shall be entitled to receive any particular information or 5 to seek relief from inadvertent disclosure of privileged or work-product information. This Order 6 does not preclude all of the Parties to this Order from entering into any stipulation (in writing or 7 on the record) constituting a modification of this Order subject to the Court’s review. Release From or Modification of This Order 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 C. 9 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 8 Nothing herein shall be construed to affect in any way the evidentiary admissibility of 10 Admissibility any document, testimony, or other matter at any proceeding related to this matter. 11 D. 12 If a Receiving Party receives a subpoena or other compulsory process from a nonparty to 13 this Order seeking production or other disclosure of a Producing Party’s Designated Material, 14 that Receiving Party shall give written notice to outside counsel of record for the Producing 15 Party within ten (10) business days after receipt of the subpoena or other compulsory process 16 identifying the specific Designated Material sought and enclosing a copy of the subpoena or 17 other compulsory process. If the Producing Party timely seeks a protective order, the Receiving 18 Party to whom the subpoena or other compulsory process was issued or served shall not produce 19 the Designated Material requested prior to receiving a Court order or consent of the Producing 20 Party. In the event that Designated Material is produced to the non-party, such material shall be 21 treated as Designated Material pursuant to this Order. Non-Party Request/Subpoena of Designated Material 22 E. 23 Nothing in this Order shall bar or otherwise restrict any counsel herein from rendering 24 advice to the counsel’s Party-client with respect to this Lawsuit, and in the course thereof, 25 relying upon an examination of Designated Material, provided, however, that in rendering such 26 advice and in otherwise communicating with the Party-client, the counsel shall not disclose any 27 Designated Material, nor the source of any Designated Material, to anyone not authorized to 28 receive such Designated Material pursuant to the terms of this Order. Counsel’s Right to Provide Advice Page 17 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 18 of 21 1 F. 2 Nothing in this Order shall be construed as requiring disclosure of privileged materials, 3 materials subject to protection under the work product doctrine, or materials which are otherwise 4 beyond the scope of permissible discovery. Privileged and Irrelevant Materials 5 G. 6 Transmission by overnight courier, facsimile or electronic mail is acceptable for all Notice 7 notification purposes. 8 XIII. FINAL DISPOSITION 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 9 Upon termination, settlement or final judgment of this Lawsuit including exhaustion of 10 all appeals, unless otherwise agreed in writing, the originals and all copies of Designated 11 Material shall be either destroyed or turned over to the Producing Party, or to their respective 12 outside counsel, within sixty (60) calendar days. However, retained counsel of record may retain 13 pleadings, written discovery and discovery responses, attorney and consultant work product, 14 correspondence, and deposition and trial transcripts and exhibits for archival purposes. 15 Notwithstanding the above requirements outside counsel of record (i) shall not be required to 16 delete their e-mails at the conclusion of this litigation, but (ii) shall be required to continue to 17 treat any such work product or e-mails that contain or refer to Designated Materials as required 18 by this Order. The parties may stipulate to the modification of this Paragraph. The provisions of 19 this Order insofar as it restricts the disclosure, communication of, and use of Designated Material 20 produced hereunder shall continue to be binding after the conclusion of this Lawsuit. 21 XIV. TERMINATION 22 The termination of this Lawsuit shall not automatically terminate the effectiveness of this 23 Order and persons subject to this Order shall be bound by the confidentiality obligations of this 24 Order until the Producing Party agrees otherwise in writing or this Court (or any other court or 25 competent jurisdiction) orders otherwise. 26 … 27 … 28 … Page 18 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 19 of 21 1 Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 and the above stipulation of the Parties, 2 and it appearing that discovery in the above-entitled Lawsuit is likely to involve the disclosure of 3 confidential information, and good cause appearing, DATED this 17th day of December, 2014. 4 5 McDONALD CARANO WILSON LLP GORDON SILVER 6 By: /s/ Kristen T. Gallagher Kristen T. Gallagher, Esq. (NSBN 9561) Amanda C. Yen, Esq. (NSBN 9726) 2300 West Sahara Avenue, Suite 1200 Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 Telephone: (702) 873-4100 Facsimile: (702) 873-9966 kgallagher@mcdonaldcarano.com ayen@mcdonaldcarano.com By: /s/ Douglas A. Robinson Michael N. Feder, Esq. 3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, 9th Floor Las Vegas, NV 89169 Telephone: (702) 796-5555 Facsimile: (702) 369-2666 mfeder@gordonsilver.com 7 8 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Douglas A. Robinson, Esq. HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, PLC 7700 Bonhomme, Suite 400 St. Louis, MO 63105 Telephone: (314) 446-7683 Facsimile: (314) 726-7501 drobinson@hdp.com (admitted pro hac vice) Michael R. Dzwonczyk, Esq Brian K. Shelton, Esq. Azadeh S. Kokabi, Esq. SUGHRUE MION, PLLC 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037-3213 Telephone: (202) 293-7060 Facsimile: (202) 293-7860 mdzwonczyk@sughrue.com bshelton@sughrue.com akokabi@sughrue.com (admitted pro hac vice) Attorneys for Defendant Attorneys for Plaintiffs MT. DERM GmbH and Nouveau Cosmetique USA, Inc. 19 IT IS SO ORDERED: 20 ___________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE December 18, 2014 Dated: __________________ 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 323699 Page 19 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 20 of 21 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 4 MT. DERM GmbH and NOUVEAU COSMETIQUE USA, Inc., 5 Plaintiffs, Case No.: 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF vs. 6 CONNECT, Inc. (d/b/a NPM USA) 7 Defendant. 8 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 9 10 11 12 13 EXHIBIT A CONFIDENTIALITY UNDERTAKING I , __________________________________________, hereby acknowledge that I have read and understand the provisions of the attached Stipulation and Order for Protection of Confidential Information (“Protective Order”) entered by the Court in the above-captioned 14 15 16 matter with respect to the non-disclosure of CONFIDENTIAL – ATTORNEYS’ EYES ONLY information and/or documents (the “Confidential Material”), and I agree to abide by and be 17 bound by its terms. I will not reveal the Confidential Material to anyone, except as allowed by 18 the Protective Order. I will maintain all Confidential Material, including copies, notes, or other 19 transcriptions made therefrom, in a secure manner to prevent unauthorized access to it. No later 20 than sixty (60) days after the conclusion of this action, I will destroy or return the Confidential 21 Material to the counsel who provided me with the Confidential Material. I hereby submit to the 22 23 jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada for the purpose of 24 enforcing the Protective Order, and this Acknowledgement, by contempt proceedings or other 25 appropriate judicial remedies. 26 Executed on _______________________ By: ________________________________ 27 28 Page 20 of 21 Case 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF Document 29 Filed 12/17/14 Page 21 of 21 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 4 MT. DERM GmbH and NOUVEAU COSMETIQUE USA, Inc., 5 Plaintiffs, Case No.: 2:14-cv-00533-RFB-GWF vs. 6 CONNECT, Inc. (d/b/a NPM USA) 7 Defendant. 8 2300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, SUITE 1200 • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 PHONE (702)873-4100 • FAX (702) 873-9966 McDONALD • CARANO • WILSON LLP 9 EXHIBIT B DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALS 10 For Plaintiffs MT. DERM GmbH and NOUVEAU COSMETIQUE USA, Inc.: 11 12 13 Paragraph VI.A.2 designation: 1. 14 Joern Kluge For Defendant Connect, Inc.: 15 Paragraph VI.A.2 designation: 16 1. Nir Eliyahu 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Page 21 of 21