Robinson v. State of Nevada et al, No. 3:2017cv00611 - Document 52 (D. Nev. 2018)

Court Description: ORDER granting ECF No. 51 Stipulated Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb on 7/23/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - LH)
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Robinson v. State of Nevada et al Doc. 52 Case 3:17-cv-00611-HDM-WGC Document 51 Filed 07/23/18 Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 Katherine F. Parks, Esq. - State Bar No. 6227 Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger 6590 S. McCarran Blvd., Suite B Reno, Nevada 89509 (775) 786-2882 kfp@thorndal.com Attorneys for Defendant LYON COUNTY UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 8 9 10 ALAMA ROBINSON, 11 12 13 14 Plaintiff, STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER vs. STATE OF NEVADA, LYON COUNTY, AND DOES I-X, 15 Defendants. 16 17 18 19 In order to protect the confidentiality of confidential information obtained by the parties in connection with this case, the parties hereby agree as follows: 1. 20 21 CASE NO. 3:17-cv-00611-HDM-WGC Any party or non-party may designate as “confidential” (by stamping the relevant page or otherwise set forth herein) any document or response to discovery which that party or 22 non-party considers in good faith to contain confidential information, including but not limited to 23 personal information of juveniles or students, subject to protection under the Federal Rules of 24 25 26 Civil Procedure, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or state or federal law (“Confidential Information”). Where a document or response consists of more than one page, 27 the first page and each page on which confidential information appears shall be so designated. 28 /// -1Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:17-cv-00611-HDM-WGC Document 51 Filed 07/23/18 Page 2 of 7 1 2. A party or non-party may designate information disclosed during a deposition or 2 in response to written discovery as “confidential” by so indicating in said response or a party or 3 non-party may designate in writing, within twenty (20) days after receipt of said responses or of 4 5 6 the deposition transcript for which the designation is proposed, that specific pages of the transcript and/or specific responses be treated as “confidential” information. Any other party 7 may object to such proposal, in writing or on the record. Upon such objection, the parties shall 8 follow the procedures described in paragraph 8 below. After any designation made according to 9 the procedure set forth in this paragraph, the designated documents or information shall be 10 11 12 treated according to the designation until the matter is resolved according to the procedures described in paragraph 8 below, and counsel for all parties shall be responsible for making all 13 previously unmarked copies of the designated material in their possession or control with the 14 specific designation. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 3. All information produced or exchanged in the course of this case (other than information that is publicly available) shall be used by the party or parties to whom the information is produced solely for the purpose of this case. 4. Except with the prior written consent of other parties, or upon the prior order of this Court obtained upon notice to opposing counsel, Confidential Information shall not be disclosed to any person other than: (a) counsel for the respective parties to this litigation, including in-house counsel and co-counsel retained for this litigation; 25 (b) employees of such counsel; 26 (c) individual parties, class representatives, any officer or employee of a party, to the 27 28 extent deemed necessary by Counsel for the prosecution or defense of this litigation; -2- Case 3:17-cv-00611-HDM-WGC Document 51 Filed 07/23/18 Page 3 of 7 1 (d) consultants or expert witnesses retained for the prosecution or defense of this 2 litigation, provided that each such person shall execute a copy of the Certification annexed to this 3 Order as Exhibit “A” (which shall be retained by counsel to the party so disclosing the 4 5 6 7 Confidential Information and made available for inspection by opposing counsel during the pendency or after the termination of the action only upon good cause shown and upon order of the Court) before being shown or given any Confidential Information; 8 (e) any authors or recipients of the Confidential Information; 9 (f) the Court, Court personnel, and court reporters; and (g) witnesses (other than persons described in paragraph 4(e)). A witness shall sign 10 11 12 the Certification before being shown a confidential document. Confidential Information may be 13 disclosed to a witness who will not sign the Certification only in a deposition at which the party 14 who designated the Confidential Information is represented or has been given notice that 15 Confidential Information shall be designated “Confidential” pursuant to paragraph 2 above. 16 17 18 Witnesses shown Confidential Information shall not be allowed to retain copies. 5. Any persons receiving Confidential Information shall not reveal or discuss such 19 information to or with any person who is not entitled to receive such information, except as set 20 forth herein. 21 22 23 24 6. Unless otherwise permitted by statute, rule or prior court order, papers filed with the Court under seal shall be accompanied by a contemporaneous motion for leave to file those documents under seal, and shall be filed consistent with the court’s electronic filing procedures 25 in accordance with Local Rule IA 10-5. Notwithstanding any agreement among the parties, the 26 party seeking to file a paper under seal bears the burden of overcoming the presumption in favor 27 28 of public access to papers filed in court. Kamakana v. City and County of Honolulu, 447 F.2d -3- Case 3:17-cv-00611-HDM-WGC Document 51 Filed 07/23/18 Page 4 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 1172 (9th Cir. 2006); Pintos v. Pac. Creditors Ass’n, 605 F.3d 665, 677-78 (9th Cir. 2010); see also, Center for Auto Safety v. Chrysler Group, LLC., 809 F.3d 1092, 1097 (9th Cir. 2016.) 7. A party may designate as “Confidential” documents or discovery materials produced by a non-party by providing written notice to all parties of the relevant document numbers of other identification within thirty (30) days after receiving such documents or 7 discovery materials. Any party or non-party may voluntarily disclose to others without 8 restriction any information designated by that party or non-party as confidential, although a 9 document may lose its confidential status if it is made public. 10 11 12 8. If a party contends that any material is not entitled to confidential treatment, such party may at any time give written notice to the party or non-party who designated the material. 13 The party or non-party who designated the material shall have twenty-five (25) days from the 14 receipt of such written notice to apply to the Court for an order designating the material as 15 confidential. The party or non-party seeking the order has the burden of establishing that the 16 17 18 document is entitled to protection. 9. Notwithstanding any challenge to the designation of material as Confidential 19 Information, all documents shall be treated as such and shall be subject to the provisions hereof 20 unless and until one of the following occurs: 21 22 23 24 (a) the party or non-party claims that the material is Confidential Information withdraws such designation in writing; or (b) the party or non-party who claims that the material is Confidential Information 25 fails to apply to the Court for an order designating the material confidential within the time 26 period specified above after receipt of a written challenge to such designation; or 27 28 (c) the Court rules the material is not confidential. -4- Case 3:17-cv-00611-HDM-WGC Document 51 Filed 07/23/18 Page 5 of 7 10. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Although the dismissal of this action will terminate the jurisdiction of this court, all provisions of this Order restricting the communication or use of Confidential Information upon the parties shall continue to be binding after the conclusion of this action, unless otherwise agreed or ordered. Upon conclusion of the litigation, a party in the possession of Confidential Information, other than that which is contained in pleadings, correspondence, and deposition transcripts, shall 7 either (a) return such documents no later than thirty (30) days after conclusion of this action to 8 counsel for the party or non-party who provided such information, or (b) destroy such documents 9 within the time period upon consent of the party who provided the information and certify in 10 11 12 13 writing within thirty (30) days that the documents have been destroyed. Although the parties may agree to be bound by the confidentiality terms of this Order beyond the conclusion of this lawsuit, the dismissal of this action will terminate the jurisdiction of this Court. 14 15 11. use of documents at trial. 16 17 18 The terms of this Order do not preclude, limit, restrict, or otherwise apply to the 12. Nothing herein shall be deemed to waive any applicable privilege or work product protection, or to affect the ability of a party to seek relief for an inadvertent disclosure of material 19 protected by privilege or work protection. 20 /// 21 22 23 24 /// /// /// 25 /// 26 /// 27 28 /// /// -5- Case 3:17-cv-00611-HDM-WGC Document 51 Filed 07/23/18 Page 6 of 7 13. 1 Any witness or other person, firm or entity from which discovery is sought may 2 be informed of and may obtain the protection of this Order by written advice to the parties’ 3 respective counsel or by oral advice at the time of any deposition or similar proceeding. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DATED this 23rd day of July, 2018. DATED this 23rd day of July, 2018. NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE THORNDAL ARMSTRONG DELK BALKENBUSH & EISINGER By: By: / s / Katherine F. Parks, Esq. Katherine F. Parks, Esq. State Bar. No. 6227 6590 S. McCarran Blvd, Suite B Reno, NV 89509 Attorneys for Defendants LYON COUNTY / s / Linda Anderson, Esq. Linda Anderson, Esq. Andolyn R. Johnson, Esq. 555 East Washington Ave., Suite 3900 Las Vegas, NV 89101 Attorneys for Defendant State of Nevada 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ORDER IT IS SO ORDERED. July 23rd DATED: This ______ day of _____________________2018. _________________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -6- Case 3:17-cv-00611-HDM-WGC Document 51 Filed 07/23/18 Page 7 of 7 EXHIBIT “A” 1 CERTIFICATION 2 3 4 5 6 I hereby certify my understanding that Confidential Information is being provided to me pursuant to the terms and restrictions of the Protective Order dated _________________, 2018, in “ALAMA ROBINSON, Plaintiff, vs. STATE OF NEVADA, LYON COUNTY, AND DOES 7 I-X, Defendants, Civil No. 3:17-cv-00611-HDM-WGC.” I have been given a copy of that Order 8 and read it. I agree to be bound by the Order. I will not reveal the Confidential Information to 9 anyone, except as allowed by the Order. I will maintain all such Confidential Information – 10 11 12 including copies, notes, or other transcriptions made therefrom – in a secure manner to prevent unauthorized access to it. No later than thirty (30) days after the conclusion of this action, I will 13 return the Confidential Information – including copies, notes, or other transcriptions made 14 therefrom – to the counsel who provided me with the Confidential Information. I hereby consent 15 to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the purpose of enforcing the Protective 16 17 18 Order. DATED: __________________. 19 20 ______________________________ 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -7-