Akers v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. et al, No. 2:2018cv00048 - Document 10 (D. Nev. 2018)

Court Description: ORDER granting 8 Stipulated Protective Order; Signed by Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach on 4/2/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JM)
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Akers v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. et al 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Doc. 10 Matthew I. Knepper, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 12796 Miles N. Clark, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 13848 KNEPPER & CLARK LLC 10040 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 170-109 Las Vegas, NV 89129 Phone: (702) 825-6060 Fax: (702) 447-8048 Email: matthew.knepper@knepperclark.com Email: miles.clark@knepperclark.com David H. Krieger, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 9086 HAINES & KRIEGER, LLC 8985 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 350 Henderson, NV 89123 Phone: (702) 880-5554 Fax: (702) 385-5518 Email: dkrieger@hainesandkrieger.com 13 14 Attorneys for Plaintiff 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 16 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 17 GREGORY S. AKERS, 18 Plaintiff, 19 STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER vs. 20 21 22 Case No.: 2:18-cv-00048-GMN-VCF EXPERIAN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC.; and GRANT & WEBER, Defendants. 23 24 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between Plaintiff GREGORY S. AKERS 25 (“Plaintiff”) and Defendant EXPERIAN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC. (“Experian”) 26 (collectively, the “Parties”), by and through their counsel of record, as follows: 27 WHEREAS, documents and information have been and may be sought, produced or 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 1 Dockets.Justia.com 1 exhibited by and among the parties to this action relating to trade secrets, confidential research, 2 development, technology or other proprietary information belonging to the defendants and/or 3 personal income, credit and other confidential information of Plaintiff. 4 THEREFORE, an Order of this Court protecting such confidential information shall be 5 6 7 8 9 10 and hereby is made by this Court on the following terms: 1. This Order shall govern the use, handling and disclosure of all documents, testimony or information produced or given in this action which are designated to be subject to this Order in accordance with the terms hereof. 2. Any party or non-party producing or filing documents or other materials in this 11 action may designate such materials and the information contained therein subject to this Order 12 by typing or stamping on the front of the document, or on the portion(s) of the document for 13 which confidential treatment is designated, “Confidential.” 14 3. To the extent any motions, briefs, pleadings, deposition transcripts, or other 15 papers to be filed with the Court incorporate documents or information subject to this Order, the 16 party filing such papers shall designate such materials, or portions thereof, as “Confidential,” and 17 shall file them with the clerk under seal; provided, however, that a copy of such filing having the 18 confidential information deleted therefrom may be made part of the public record. Any party 19 filing any document under seal must comply with the requirements of Local Rules. 20 21 22 23 24 25 4. All documents, transcripts, or other materials subject to this Order, and all information derived therefrom (including, but not limited to, all testimony, deposition, or otherwise, that refers, reflects or otherwise discusses any information designated Confidential hereunder), shall not be used, directly or indirectly, by any person, including Plaintiff and Experian, for commercial or competitive purposes or for any purpose whatsoever other than solely for the preparation and trial of this action in accordance with the provisions of this Order. 26 5. All depositions or portions of depositions taken in this action that contain 27 confidential information may be designated as “Confidential” and thereby obtain the protections 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 2 1 accorded other confidential information. The parties shall have twenty-one (21) days from the 2 date a deposition is taken, or fourteen (14) days from the date a deposition transcript is received, 3 whichever date is greater, to serve a notice to all parties designating portions as “Confidential.” 4 Until such time, all deposition testimony shall be treated as confidential information. To the 5 6 7 8 9 extent any designations are made on the record during the deposition, the designating party need not serve a notice re-designating those portions of the transcript as confidential information. Any party may challenge any such designation in accordance with Paragraph 14 of this Order. 6. Except with the prior written consent of the individual or entity designating a 10 document or portions of a document as “Confidential,” or pursuant to prior Order after notice, 11 any document, transcript or pleading given “Confidential” treatment under this Order, and any 12 information contained in, or derived from any such materials (including but not limited to, all 13 deposition testimony that refers, reflects or otherwise discusses any information designated 14 confidential hereunder) may not be disclosed other than in accordance with this Order and may 15 not be disclosed to any person other than: (a) the Court and its officers; (b) parties to this 16 litigation; (c) counsel for the parties, whether retained counsel or in-house counsel and 17 employees of counsel assigned to assist such counsel in the preparation of this litigation; (d) fact 18 witnesses subject to a proffer to the Court or a stipulation of the parties that such witnesses need 19 to know such information; (e) present or former employees of the producing party in connection 20 with their depositions in this action (provided that no former employees shall be shown 21 documents prepared after the date of his or her departure); and (f) experts specifically retained as 22 23 24 25 consultants or expert witnesses in connection with this litigation. 7. Documents produced pursuant to this Order shall not be made available to any person designated in Subparagraph 6 (f) unless he or she shall have first read this Order, agreed to be bound by its terms, and signed the attached Declaration of Compliance. 26 8. Third parties who are the subject of discovery requests, subpoenas or depositions 27 in this case may take advantage of the provisions of this Protective Order by providing the 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 3 1 parties with written notice that they intend to comply with and be bound by the terms of this 2 Protective Order. 3 9. All persons receiving any or all documents produced pursuant to this Order shall 4 be advised of their confidential nature. All persons to whom confidential information and/or 5 6 7 8 9 documents are disclosed are hereby enjoined from disclosing same to any person except as provided herein, and are further enjoined from using same except in the preparation for and trial of the above-captioned action between the named parties thereto. No person receiving or reviewing such confidential documents, information or transcript shall disseminate or disclose 10 them to any person other than those described above in Paragraph 6 and for the purposes 11 specified, and in no event, shall such person make any other use of such document or transcript. 12 13 14 10. Nothing in this Order shall prevent a party from using at trial any information or materials designated “Confidential.” 11. This Order has been agreed to by the parties to facilitate discovery and the 15 production of relevant evidence in this action. 16 designation of any information, document, or the like as “Confidential,” nor the failure to make 17 such designation, shall constitute evidence with respect to any issue in this action. 18 12. Neither the entry of this Order, nor the Inadvertent failure to designate any document, transcript, or other materials 19 “Confidential” will not constitute a waiver of an otherwise valid claim of confidentiality 20 pursuant to this Order, so long as a claim of confidentiality is promptly asserted after discovery 21 of the inadvertent failure. If a party designates a document as “Confidential” after it was initially 22 23 24 25 produced, the receiving party, on notification of the designation, must make a reasonable effort to assure that the document is treated in accordance with the provisions of this Order, and upon request from the producing party certify that the designated documents have been maintained as confidential information. 26 13. If any party objects to any designation of any materials as “Confidential,” the 27 parties shall attempt in good faith to resolve such objection by agreement. If the parties cannot 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 4 1 resolve their objections by agreement, the party objecting to the designation may seek the 2 assistance of the Court. A party shall have thirty (30) days from the time a “Confidential” 3 designation is made to challenge the propriety of the designation. Until an objection has been 4 resolved by agreement of counsel or by order of the Court, the materials shall be treated as 5 6 7 Confidential and subject to this Order. 14. The designating party shall have the burden of proving that any document 8 designated as CONFIDENTIAL is entitled to such protection. If the sole ground for a motion 9 to seal is that the opposing party (or non-party) has designated a document as subject to 10 protection pursuant to the stipulated protective order, the movant must notify the opposing party 11 (or non-party) at least five judicial days prior to filing the designated document. The designating 12 party must then make a good faith determination if the relevant standard for sealing is met. To 13 the extent the designating party does not believe the relevant standard for sealing can be met, it 14 shall indicate that the document may be filed publicly no later than four judicial days after 15 receiving notice of the intended filing. To the extent the designating party believes the relevant 16 17 18 19 standard for sealing can be met, it shall provide a declaration supporting that assertion no later than four judicial days after receiving notice of the intended filing. The filing party shall then attach that declaration to its motion to seal the designated material. If the designating party fails to provide such a declaration in support of the motion to seal, the filing party shall file a motion 20 to seal so indicating and the Court may order the document filed in the public record. In the 21 event of an emergency motion, these procedures shall not apply. 22 15. Within sixty (60) days after the final termination of this litigation, all documents, 23 24 25 26 27 28 transcripts, or other materials afforded confidential treatment pursuant to this Order, including any extracts, summaries or compilations taken therefrom, but excluding any materials which in the good faith judgment of counsel are work product materials, shall be returned to the Producing Party. In lieu of return, the parties may agree to destroy the documents, to the extent practicable. 16. Nothing herein shall affect or restrict the rights of any party with respect to its [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 5 1 own documents or to the information obtained or developed independently of documents, 2 transcripts and materials afforded confidential treatment pursuant to this Order. 3 17. The Court retains the right to allow disclosure of any subject covered by this 4 stipulation or to modify this stipulation at any time in the interest of justice. 5 6 7 IT IS SO STIPULATED. Dated April 2, 2018 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 KNEPPER & CLARK LLC NAYLOR & BRASTER /s/ Miles N. Clark Matthew I. Knepper, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 12796 Miles N. Clark, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 13848 10040 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 170-109 Las Vegas, NV 89129 matthew.knepper@knepperclark.com miles.clark@knepperclark.com /s/ Andrew J. Sharples Jennifer L. Braster, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 9982 Andrew J. Sharples, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 12866 1050 Indigo Drive, Suite 200 Las Vegas, NV 89145 Email: jbraster@nblawnv.com Email: asharples@nblawnv.com Counsel for Defendant David H. Krieger, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 9086 HAINES & KRIEGER, LLC 8985 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 350 Henderson, NV 89123 dkrieger@hainesandkrieger.com Counsel for Plaintiff 21 22 ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER 23 IT IS SO ORDERED. 24 25 26 April 2, 2018 Dated: __________, _____ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 27 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 6 1 EXHIBIT A 2 DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE 3 Gregory S. Akers v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., et al United States District Court, District of Nevada Case No. 2:18-cv-00048-GMN-VCF 4 5 6 I, _____________________________________, declare as follows: 7 1. My address is ________________________________________________. 2. My present employer is ________________________________________. 3. My present occupation or job description is _________________________. 4 8 I have received a copy of the Stipulated Protective Order entered in this action on 9 10 11 _______________, 20___. 12 5. 14 I have carefully read and understand the provisions of this Stipulated Protective 6. I will comply with all provisions of this Stipulated Protective Order. 7. 13 I will hold in confidence, and will not disclose to anyone not qualified under the Order. 15 16 17 Stipulated Protective Order, any information, documents or other materials produced subject to 18 this Stipulated Protective Order. 8. 19 20 I will use such information, documents or other materials produced subject to this Stipulated Protective Order only for purposes of this present action. 9. 21 Upon termination of this action, or upon request, I will return and deliver all 22 information, documents or other materials produced subject to this Stipulated Protective Order, 23 and all documents or things which I have prepared relating to the information, documents or 24 other materials that are subject to the Stipulated Protective Order, to my counsel in this action, or 25 to counsel for the party by whom I am employed or retained or from whom I received the 26 documents. 27 /// 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 7 1 10. I hereby submit to the jurisdiction of this Court for the purposes of enforcing the 2 Stipulated Protective Order in this action. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the 3 United States that the following is true and correct. 4 Executed this ____ day of _____________, 2018 at __________________. 5 6 _______________________________ QUALIFIED PERSON 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 [Proposed] Stipulated Protective Order - 8