Recalde v. Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc. et al, No. 2:2015cv01627 - Document 30 (D. Nev. 2016)

Court Description: ORDER Granting 29 Stipulated Protective Order Concerning Confidential Information. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 03/14/2016. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - NEV)
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Recalde v. Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc. et al Doc. 30 Case 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK Document 29 Filed 03/11/16 Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 JAMES P. KEMP, ESQ. Nevada Bar No.: 6375 VICTORIA L. NEAL, ESQ. Nevada Bar No.: 13382 KEMP & KEMP 7435 W. Azure Drive, Ste 110 Las Vegas, NV 89130 702-258-1183 ph./702-258-6983 fax jp@kemp-attorneys.com vneal@kemp-attorneys.com Attorneys for Plaintiff 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA *** 9 10 11 ATTORNEYS AT LAW 7435 W. AZURE DR., SUITE 110 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130 Tel. (702) 258-1183 ♦ Fax (702) 258-6983 KEMP & KEMP 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) ) ) MARRIOTT OWNERSHIP RESORTS, INC., a ) Foreign Corporation, D/B/A/MARRIOTT ) VACATION INTERNATIONAL CLUB GRAND ) CHATEAU, LAS VEGAS; CATHERINE ) LOVERA, an individual; DOES I through X; and ) ROE BUSINESS ENTITIES I through X, inclusive, ) ) Defendants. ) GALO RECALDE, Case No. 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER CONCERNING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION 19 Plaintiff, GALO RECALDE, by and through counsel of record Kemp & Kemp, and 20 Defendants, MARRIOTT OWNERSHIP RESORTS, INC., et al., by and through counsel of 21 record, Payne and Fears, hereby request the Court enter the following Stipulated Protective 22 Order Concerning Confidential Information. This Stipulation is brought pursuant to and in 23 24 compliance with Local Rule 7-1. 25 … 26 … 27 … 28 1 Dockets.Justia.com Case 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK Document 29 Filed 03/11/16 Page 2 of 9 1 This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ Stipulated Protective Order 2 Concerning Confidential Information. Being fully appraised of the premises, the Court orders the 3 following: 4 I. PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS OF “CONFIDENTIAL” MATERIALS 5 Discovery in this action may involve the production of confidential or private information 6 7 for which special protection may be warranted. Accordingly, the parties hereby stipulate to entry 8 of the following Protective Order. The Order does not confer blanket protection on all 9 disclosures or responses to discovery. The protection it affords from public disclosure and use 10 extends only to the limited information or items that are entitled to confidential treatment under 11 the applicable legal principles, and it does not presumptively entitle parties to file confidential ATTORNEYS AT LAW 7435 W. AZURE DR., SUITE 110 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130 Tel. (702) 258-1183 ♦ Fax (702) 258-6983 KEMP & KEMP 12 13 information under seal. The Stipulated Confidentiality Agreement and Protective Order shall apply to documents, 14 15 materials and information that a party to this litigation has produced or may produce which that 16 party in good faith believes contains confidential or proprietary and business, personnel, or 17 financial information, or private or confidential medical information, of any party or non-party, 18 19 including but not limited to personal health information protected by HIPAA (collectively “Information”). 20 Nothing herein shall be deemed to restrict the right of the party making a confidential 21 22 designation from using that information as it chooses. By entering into this Order, the parties do 23 not waive any right to object to any discovery request, to the admission of evidence on any other 24 ground, to seek further protective order, or to seek relief from the Court from any provision of 25 the Order. 26 … 27 28 2 Case 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK Document 29 Filed 03/11/16 Page 3 of 9 1 2 3 II. SCOPE. The protections conferred by this agreement cover not only confidential material (as defined above), but also (1) any information copied or extracted from confidential material; (2) 4 all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations of confidential material; and (3) any testimony, 5 6 or presentations by parties or their counsel that might reveal confidential material. However, the 7 protections conferred by this agreement do not cover information that is in the public domain or 8 becomes part of the public domain through trial or otherwise. 9 10 11 III. ACCESS TO AND USE OF CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL. A. Basic Principles. A receiving party may use confidential material that is disclosed or produced by another party or by a non-party in connection with this case only for prosecuting, ATTORNEYS AT LAW 7435 W. AZURE DR., SUITE 110 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130 Tel. (702) 258-1183 ♦ Fax (702) 258-6983 KEMP & KEMP 12 13 14 defending, or attempting to settle this litigation. Confidential material may be disclosed only to the categories of persons and under the conditions described in this agreement. Confidential 15 material must be stored and maintained by a receiving party at a location and in a secure manner 16 that ensures that access is limited to the persons authorized under this agreement. 17 18 19 B. Disclosure of “CONFIDENTIAL” Material. Unless otherwise ordered by the court or permitted in writing by the designating party, a receiving party may disclose any confidential material only to: 20 1. attorneys actively working on this case; 22 2. persons regularly employed or associated with the attorneys actively 23 working on the case whose assistance is required by said attorneys in the 24 preparation for trial, at trial, or at other proceedings in this case; 25 3. the parties, including designated representatives for Defendants; 26 4. expert witnesses and consultants retained in connection with this 21 27 28 3 Case 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK Document 29 Filed 03/11/16 Page 4 of 9 1 proceeding, to the extent such disclosure is necessary for preparation, trial or 2 other proceedings in this case; 3 5. the Court and its employees (“Court Personnel”); 6. stenographic reporters who are engaged in proceedings necessarily 4 5 incident to the conduct of this action; 6 7 7. deponents, witnesses, or potential witnesses; and 8 8. other persons by written agreement of the parties. 9 C. Filing Confidential Material. Before filing confidential material or discussing or 10 referencing such material in court filings, the filing party shall confer with the designating party 11 to determine whether the designating party will remove the confidential designation, whether the ATTORNEYS AT LAW 7435 W. AZURE DR., SUITE 110 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130 Tel. (702) 258-1183 ♦ Fax (702) 258-6983 KEMP & KEMP 12 13 14 document can be redacted, or whether a motion to seal or stipulation and proposed order is warranted. 15 The parties recognize that designating Information as Confidential is not sufficient 16 grounds for that document to be filed under seal in connection with either a non-dispositive or 17 dispositive motion. The parties acknowledge that to overcome the presumption of public access 18 19 and maintain the confidentiality of Information designated as Confidential that is attached to a non-dispositive motion, the party seeking to maintain the Confidential designation of that 20 21 Information must meet the “good cause” standard articulated in Kamakana v. City and County of 22 Honolulu, 447 F.3d 1172 (9th Cir. 2006). The parties further acknowledge that, to overcome the 23 presumption of public access and maintain the confidentiality of Information designated as 24 Confidential that is attached to a dispositive motion, the party seeking to maintain the 25 Confidential designation of that Information must meet the “compelling reasons” standard 26 articulated in Kamakana. 27 28 4 Case 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK Document 29 Filed 03/11/16 Page 5 of 9 1 If the sole ground for a motion to seal is that the opposing party has designated a 2 document subject to protection pursuant this stipulated protective order, the movant must notify 3 the opposing party at least seven (7) days prior to filing the designated document. The 4 designating party must make a good faith determination if the relevant standard for sealing is 5 6 met. To the extent the designating party does not believe the relevant standard for sealing can be 7 met, if shall indicate that the document may be filed publicly no later than four (4) days after 8 receiving notice of the intended filing. To the extent the designating party believes the relevant 9 standard for sealing can be met, it shall provide a declaration supporting that assertion no later 10 than four (4) days after receiving notice of the intended filing. The filing party shall then attach 11 that declaration to its motion to seal the designated material. If the designating party fails to ATTORNEYS AT LAW 7435 W. AZURE DR., SUITE 110 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130 Tel. (702) 258-1183 ♦ Fax (702) 258-6983 KEMP & KEMP 12 13 14 provide such a declaration in support of the motion to seal, the filing party shall file a motion to seal so indicating and the Court may order the document filed in the public record. 15 In the event of an emergency motion, the above procedures shall not apply. Instead the 16 movant shall file a motion to seal and the designating party shall file a declaration in support of 17 that motion to seal within three (3) days of its filing. If the designating party fails to timely file 18 19 such declaration, the Court may order the document filed in the public record. IV. DESIGNATING CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL. 20 21 A. Exercise of Restraint and Care in Designating Material for Protection. Each 22 party that designates information or items for protection under this agreement must take care to 23 limit any such designation to specific material that qualifies under the appropriate standards. The 24 designating party must designate for protection only those parts of material, documents, items, or 25 oral or written communications that qualify, so that other portions of the material, documents, 26 27 28 5 Case 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK Document 29 Filed 03/11/16 Page 6 of 9 1 items, or communications for which protection is not warranted are not swept unjustifiably 2 within the ambit of this Agreement. 3 Mass, indiscriminate, or routinized designations are prohibited. Designations that are 4 shown to be clearly unjustified or that have been made for an improper purpose (e.g., to 5 6 7 unnecessarily encumber or delay the case development process or to impose unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may expose the designating party to sanctions. 8 If it comes to a designating party’s attention that information or items that it designated 9 for protection do not qualify for protection, the designating party must promptly notify all other 10 11 parties that it is withdrawing the mistaken designation. B. Manner and Timing of Designations. Except as otherwise provided in this ATTORNEYS AT LAW 7435 W. AZURE DR., SUITE 110 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130 Tel. (702) 258-1183 ♦ Fax (702) 258-6983 KEMP & KEMP 12 13 14 15 agreement, or as otherwise stipulated or ordered, disclosure or discovery material that qualifies for protection under this agreement must be clearly so designated before or when the material is disclosed or produced. 16 1. 17 deposition exhibits), but excluding transcripts of depositions or other pretrial or 18 19 Information in documentary form (e.g., paper or electronic documents and trial proceedings); the designating party must affix the word “CONFIDENTIAL” to each page that contains confidential material. If only a portion of the material 20 21 on a page qualifies for protection, the producing party also must clearly identify 22 the protected portions(s) (e.g., by making appropriate markings in the margins). 23 2. 24 proceeding, with reasonable precision as to the affected testimony, or within 25 fifteen business days after receipt of the transcript of such deposition or 26 Oral testimony may be designated as Confidential during the deposition or proceeding by sending written notice of the designation, and identifying by page 27 28 6 Case 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK Document 29 Filed 03/11/16 Page 7 of 9 1 and line, the portions of the transcript of the deposition or other testimony to be 2 treated as Confidential. 3 3. Other tangible items: the producing party must affix in a prominent place 4 on the exterior of the container or containers in which the information or item is 5 stored the word “CONFIDENTIAL.” If only a portion or portions of the 6 7 information or item warrant protection, the producing party, to the extent 8 practicable, shall identify the protected portion(s). 9 C. Inadvertent Failures to Designate. If corrected within 10 business days, an 10 inadvertent failure to designate qualified information or items does not, standing alone, waive the 11 designating party’s right to secure protection under this agreement for such material. Upon ATTORNEYS AT LAW 7435 W. AZURE DR., SUITE 110 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130 Tel. (702) 258-1183 ♦ Fax (702) 258-6983 KEMP & KEMP 12 13 14 15 notification within 10 business days of the correction of a designation, the receiving party must make reasonable efforts to ensure that the material is treated in accordance with the provisions of this agreement. 16 D. No Implied Acknowledgment of Confidentiality. Compliance with the terms of 17 this Order, production or receipt of Information designated Confidential, and/or allowing 18 19 Information to be designated Confidential shall not in any way operate as an admission that any particular Information is Confidential. Failure to challenge the designation of Information as 20 21 22 23 Confidential does not preclude a subsequent challenge. The designation of Information as Confidential does not create a presumption in favor of or against that designation. V. CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIAL DESIGNATIONS. 24 A. Either party may challenge at any time the propriety of a designation or Information 25 as Confidential. Before seeking relief from the Court, the parties shall attempt to resolve the 26 dispute informally and in good faith. The parties will meet and confer, either in person, or 27 28 7 Case 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK Document 29 Filed 03/11/16 Page 8 of 9 1 telephonically, and endeavor to resolve any issues related to the designation of information as 2 confidential within 30 days of the documents being designated as confidential. To the extent the 3 parties are unable to informally and in good faith resolve their differences, within 7 days of the 4 unsuccessful meet-and-confer, the designating party must file a motion to retain confidentiality 5 6 under Local Rule 26-7 (and in compliance with Local Rule 10-5 if applicable). The burden of 7 persuasion in any such motion shall be on the designating party. Frivolous challenges, and those 8 made for an improper purpose (e.g. to harass or impose unnecessary expense and burdens on the 9 other parties) may expose the challenging party to sanctions. All parties shall continue to 10 11 maintain the material in question as confidential until the court rules on the challenge. … ATTORNEYS AT LAW 7435 W. AZURE DR., SUITE 110 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130 Tel. (702) 258-1183 ♦ Fax (702) 258-6983 KEMP & KEMP 12 13 14 … … 15 … 16 … 17 … 18 19 … … 20 21 22 … … 23 … 24 … 25 … 26 … 27 28 8 Case 2:15-cv-01627-JCM-NJK Document 29 Filed 03/11/16 Page 9 of 9 1 2 3 VI. CONCLUSION OF PROCEEDINGS. Following the termination of this litigation by final judgment, settlement or otherwise (including appeals), the parties agree to maintain Information subject to this Order as 4 Confidential and consistent with their respective firms’ client file and document retention 5 6 requirements. 7 8 Dated this 11th day of March, 2016. Dated this 11th day of March, 2016. 9 10 11 ATTORNEYS AT LAW 7435 W. AZURE DR., SUITE 110 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89130 Tel. (702) 258-1183 ♦ Fax (702) 258-6983 KEMP & KEMP 12 13 14 ___Victoria L. Neal_______________ JAMES P. KEMP, ESQ. Nevada Bar No.: 6375 VICTORIA L. NEAL, ESQ. Nevada Bar No.: 13382 KEMP & KEMP ____Chad. D. Olsen________________ MATTHEW L. DURHAM, ESQ. Nevada Bar No.: 10342 CHAD D. OLSEN, ESQ. Nevada Bar. No.: 12060 PAYNE & FEARS Attorneys for Plaintiff Attorneys for Defendant 15 16 17 18 ORDER IT IS SO ORDERED: 19 20 21 March 14, 2016 Dated: ___________________ ________________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE HONORABLE NANCY J. KOPPE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 9