U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia Bank National Association, as Trustee for GSAA Home Equity Trust 2005-11 v. Thunder Properties, Inc. et al, No. 3:2017cv00106 - Document 24 (D. Nev. 2018)

Court Description: PROTECTIVE ORDER granting ECF No. 23 Stipulation. Signed by Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb on 1/2/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRM)
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U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor ...t 2005-11 v. Thunder Properties, Inc. et al Doc. 24 Case 3:17-cv-00106-MMD-WGC Document 23 Filed 12/29/17 Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WRIGHT, FINLAY & ZAK, LLP Edgar C. Smith, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 5506 Krista J. Nielson, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 10698 7785 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200 Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 475-7964; Fax: (702) 946-1345 knielson@wrightlegal.net Attorneys for Plaintiff, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor-in-interest to Wachovia Bank National Association, as Trustee for GSAA Home Equity Trust 2005-11, AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2005-11 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA 9 10 11 12 13 14 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2005-11, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-11, 15 16 17 18 19 Case No.: 3:17-cv-00106-MMD-WGC STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER Plaintiff, vs. THUNDER PROPERTIES, INC.; WOODLAND VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION; and HAMPTON & HAMPTON COLLECTIONS, LLC, 20 Defendants. 21 22 Plaintiff, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor-in-interest to Wachovia 23 Bank National Association, as Trustee for GSAA Home Equity Trust 2005-11, Asset-Backed 24 Certificates, Series 2005-11 (“Plaintiff’), Defendant, Thunder Properties, Inc., and Defendant, 25 Woodland Village Homeowners Association, by and through their counsel of record, hereby 26 stipulate and agree as follows: 27 28 1. Any party or non-party may designate as “confidential” (by stamping the relevant page or as otherwise set forth herein) any document or response to discovery which that party or Page 1 of 7 Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:17-cv-00106-MMD-WGC Document 23 Filed 12/29/17 Page 2 of 7 1 non-party considers in good faith to contain information involving trade secrets, or confidential 2 business or financial information, subject to protection under the Federal Rules of Civil 3 Procedure or Nevada law (“Confidential Information”). Where a document or response consists 4 of more than one page, the first page and each page on which Confidential Information appears 5 shall be so designated. 6 2. A party or non-party may designate information disclosed during a deposition or 7 in response to written discovery as “confidential:” by so indicating in said response or on the 8 record at the deposition and requesting the preparation of a separate transcript of such material. 9 Additionally, a party or non-party may designate in writing, within twenty (20) days after receipt 10 of said responses or of the deposition transcript for which the designation is proposed, that 11 specific pages of the transcript and/or specific responses be treated as “confidential” information. 12 Any other party may object to such proposal, in writing or on the record. Upon such objection, 13 the parties shall follow the procedures described in paragraph 8 below. After any designation 14 made according to the procedure set forth in this paragraph, the designated documents or 15 information shall be treated according to the designation until the matter is resolved according to 16 the procedures described in paragraph 8 below, and counsel for all parties shall be responsible 17 for making all previously unmarked copies of the designated material in their possession or 18 control with the specified designation. 19 3. All information produced or exchanged in the course of this case (other than 20 information that is publicly available) shall be used by the party or parties to whom the 21 information is produced solely for the purpose of this case. 22 4. Except with the prior written consent of the other parties, or upon prior order of 23 this Court obtained with notice to opposing counsel, Confidential Information shall not be 24 disclosed to any person other than: 25 (a) counsel and co-counsel retained for this litigation; 26 27 counsel for the respective parties in this litigation, including in-house (b) employees of such counsel; 28 Page 2 of 7 Case 3:17-cv-00106-MMD-WGC Document 23 Filed 12/29/17 Page 3 of 7 1 (c) individual defendants, class representatives, any officer or employee of a 2 party, to the extent deemed necessary by Counsel for the prosecution of 3 this litigation; 4 (d) consultants or expert witnesses retained for the prosecution or defense of 5 this litigation, provided that each such person shall execute a copy of the 6 Certification attached to this Order as Exhibit A (which shall be retained 7 by counsel to the party so disclosing the Confidential Information and 8 made available for inspection by opposing counsel during the pendency or 9 after the termination of the action only upon good cause shown and upon 10 order of the Court) before being show or given any Confidential 11 Information and provided that if the party chooses a consultant or expert 12 employed by a corporate defendant or one of its competitors, the party 13 shall notify the opposing party, or designating non-party, before disclosing 14 any Confidential Information to that individual and shall give the opposing 15 party an opportunity to move for a protective order preventing or limiting 16 such disclosure; 17 (e) any authors or recipients of the Confidential Information; 18 (f) the Court, personnel, and court reports; and 19 (g) witnesses (other than persons described in paragraph 4(e).) A witness 20 shall sign the Certification before being shown a confidential document. 21 Confidential Information may be disclosed to a witness who will not sign 22 the Certification only in a deposition at which the party who designated 23 the Confidential Information is represented or has been given notice that 24 Confidential Information shall be designated “Confidential” pursuant to 25 paragraph 2 above. Witnesses shown Confidential Information shall not 26 be allowed to retain copies. 27 28 Page 3 of 7 Case 3:17-cv-00106-MMD-WGC Document 23 Filed 12/29/17 Page 4 of 7 1 5. Any persons receiving Confidential Information shall not reveal or discuss such 2 information to or with any person who is not entitled to receive such information, except as set 3 forth herein. 4 6. Unless otherwise permitted by statute, rule, or prior Court Order, papers filed with 5 the Court under seal shall be accompanied by a contemporaneous motion for leave to file those 6 documents under seal, and shall be filed consistent with the Court’s electronic filing procedures 7 in accordance with Local Rule UA 10-5(a). Notwithstanding any agreement among the parties, 8 the party seeking to file a paper under seal bears the burden of overcoming the presumption in 9 favor of public access to papers filed in court. Kamakana v. City and County of Honolulu, 447 10 11 F.2d 1172 (9th Cir. 2006). 7. A party may designate as “confidential” documents or discovery materials 12 produced by a non-party by providing written notice to all parties of the relevant document 13 numbers or other identification within thirty (30) days after receiving such documents or 14 discovery materials. 15 restriction any information designated by that party or non-party as confidential, although a 16 document may lose its confidential status if it is made public. 17 8. Any party or non-party may voluntarily disclose to others without If a party contends that any material is not entitled to confidential treatment, such 18 party may at any time give written notice to the party or non-party who designated the material. 19 The party or non-party who designated the material shall have twenty-five (days) from the 20 receipt of such written notice to apply to the Court for an order designating the material as 21 confidential. The party or non-party seeking the order has the burden of establishing that the 22 document is entitled to protection. 23 9. Notwithstanding any challenge to the designation of material as Confidential 24 Information, all documents shall be treated as such and shall be subject to the provisions hereof 25 unless and until one of the following occurs: 26 27 (a) the party or non-party claims that the material is Confidential Information withdraws such designation in writing; or 28 Page 4 of 7 Case 3:17-cv-00106-MMD-WGC Document 23 Filed 12/29/17 Page 5 of 7 1 (b) the party or non-party who claims that the material is Confidential 2 Information fails to apply to the Court for an Order designating the 3 material confidential within the time period specified above after receipt 4 of a written challenge to such designation; or 5 (c) 6 10. the Court rules the material is not confidential. All provisions of this Order restricting the communication or use of Confidential 7 Information shall continue to be binding after the conclusion of this action, unless otherwise 8 agreed or ordered. Upon conclusion of the litigation, and upon written request within 30 days, a 9 party in the possession of Confidential Information, other than that which is contained in 10 pleadings, correspondence, and deposition transcripts, shall either (a) return such documents no 11 later than thirty (30) days after the request of the opposing party to counsel for the party or non- 12 party, or (b) destroy such documents within the time period upon such consent of the party who 13 provided the information and certify in writing within thirty (30) days that the documents have 14 been destroyed. 15 16 11. The terms of this Stipulation and Order do not preclude, limit, restrict or otherwise apply to the use of documents at trial. 17 12. Nothing herein shall be deemed to waive any applicable privilege or work product 18 protection, or to affect the ability of a party to seek relief for an inadvertent disclosure of material 19 protected by privilege or work product protection. 20 /// 21 /// 22 /// 23 /// 24 /// 25 /// 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// Page 5 of 7 Case 3:17-cv-00106-MMD-WGC Document 23 Filed 12/29/17 Page 6 of 7 1 13. Any witness or other person, firm, or entity from which is discovery is sought 2 may be informed of and may obtain the protection of this Order by written advice to the parties’ 3 respective counselor by oral advice at the time of any deposition or similar proceeding. 4 5 DATED this 29th day of December, 2017. DATED this 29th day of December, 2017. 6 WRIGHT, FINLAY & ZAK, LLP TYSON & MENDES LLP /s/ Margaret E. Schmidt, Esq. Thomas E. McGrath, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 7086 Margaret E. Schmidt, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 12489 8275 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 115 Las Vegas, Nevada 89123 Attorneys for Defendant Woodland Village Homeowners Association 14 /s/ Krista J. Nielson, Esq. Edgar C. Smith, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 5506 Krista J. Nielson, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 10698 7785 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200 Las Vegas, NV 89117 Attorneys for Plaintiff, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor-in-interest to Wachovia Bank National Association, as Trustee for GSAA Home Equity Trust 2005-11, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-11 15 DATED this 29th day of December, 2017. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ROGER P. CROTEAU & ASSOCIATES, LTD. /s/ Timothy E. Rhoda, Esq. Roger P. Croteau, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 4958 Timothy E. Rhoda, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 7878 9120 West Post Road, Suite 100 Las Vegas, Nevada 89148 Attorney for Defendant, Thunder Properties, Inc. IT IS SO ORDERED _______________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE Dated: ________________________________ January 2, 2018 Page 6 of 7 Case 3:17-cv-00106-MMD-WGC Document 23 Filed 12/29/17 Page 7 of 7 EXHIBIT A 1 2 I hereby certify my understanding that Confidential Information is being provided to me 3 pursuant to the terms of the Protective Order dated _________________________, in the Case 4 of U.S. Bank National Association v. Thunder Properties, Inc. et al. (Case No. 3:17-cv-00106- 5 MMD-WGC). I have been given a copy of that Order and read it. I agree to be bound by the 6 Order. I will not reveal Confidential Information to anyone, except as allowed and consistent 7 with this Order. I will maintain all such Confidential Information – including copies, notes, or 8 other transcriptions made therefrom – in a secure manner to prevent unauthorized access to it. No 9 later than thirty (30) days after the conclusion of this action, and upon request of opposing 10 counsel, I will return the Confidential Information – including copies, notes, or other 11 transcriptions made therefrom – to the counsel who provided with the Confidential Information. I 12 hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the purpose of enforcing 13 the Protective Order. 14 15 Dated: _________________________________ 16 _________________________________ 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Page 7 of 7