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Michael Rodman, On Behalf of Himself and All Others Similarly Situated v. Safeway Inc

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


August 6, 2012

MICHAEL RODMAN, ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
SAFEWAY INC.,
DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jeffrey S. White United States Magistrate Judge

STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER

1. PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS

Disclosure and discovery activity in this action are likely to involve production of confidential, proprietary, or private information for which special protection from public 4 disclosure and from use for any purpose other than prosecuting this litigation may be 5 warranted. Accordingly, the parties stipulate to and petition the court to enter the 6 following Stipulated Protective Order. The parties acknowledge that this Order does not 7 confer blanket protections on all disclosures or responses to discovery and that the 8 protection it affords from public disclosure and use extends only to the limited information 9 or items that are entitled to confidential treatment under the applicable legal principles.

The parties further acknowledge, as set forth in Section 12.3, below, that this Stipulated 11 Protective Order does not entitle them to file confidential information under seal; Civil 12 Local Rule 79-5 and General Order 62 set forth the procedures that must be followed and 13 the standards that will be applied when a party seeks permission from the court to file 14 material under seal.

2. DEFINITIONS

2.1. Challenging Party: a Party or Non-Party that challenges the 17 designation of information or items under this Order. 18 2.2. "CONFIDENTIAL" Information or Items: information (regardless of how it is generated, stored or maintained) or tangible things that qualify for 20 protection under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c). 21

2.3. Counsel (without qualifier): Outside Counsel of Record and House Counsel (as well as their support staff). 23

2.4. Designating Party: a Party or Non-Party that designates information 24 or items that it produces in disclosures or in responses to discovery as "CONFIDENTIAL" 25 or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY." 26 2.5. Disclosure or Discovery Material: all items or information, 27 regardless of the medium or manner in which it is generated, stored, or maintained 28 (including, among other things, testimony, transcripts, and tangible things), that are 2 produced or generated in disclosures or responses to discovery in this matter. 3

2.6. Expert: a person with specialized knowledge or experience in a 4 matter pertinent to the litigation who (1) has been retained by a Party or its counsel to 5 serve as an expert witness or as a consultant in this action, (2) is not a past or current 6 employee of a Party or of a Party's competitor, and (3) at the time of retention, is not 7 anticipated to become an employee of a Party or of a Party's competitor. 8

2.7. "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY"

Information or Items: extremely sensitive "Confidential Information or Items," 10 disclosure of which to another Party or Non-Party would create a substantial risk of serious 11 harm that could not be avoided by less restrictive means. 12

2.8. House Counsel: attorneys who are employees of a party to this 13 action. House Counsel does not include Outside Counsel of Record or any other outside 14 counsel. 15

2.9. Non-Party: any natural person, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity not named as a Party to this action. 2.10. Outside Counsel of Record: attorneys who are not employees of a party to this action but are retained to represent or advise a party to this action and have 19 appeared in this action on behalf of that party or are affiliated with a law firm which has 20 appeared on behalf of that party. 21

2.11. Party: any party to this action, including all of its officers, directors, 22 employees, consultants, retained experts, and Outside Counsel of Record (and their support 23 staffs). 24 2.12. Producing Party: a Party or Non-Party that produces Disclosure or Discovery Material in this action. 26

2.13. Professional Vendors: persons or entities that provide litigation 25 27 support services (e.g., photocopying, videotaping, translating, preparing exhibits or 28 demonstrations, and organizing, storing, or retrieving data in any form or medium) and 2 their employees and subcontractors. 3

2.14. Protected Material: any Disclosure or Discovery Material that is 4 designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" or as "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' 5 EYES ONLY." 6 2.15. Receiving Party: a Party that receives Disclosure or Discovery Material from a Producing Party. 8

3. SCOPE

The protections conferred by this Stipulation and Order cover not only Protected Material (as defined above), but also (1) any information copied or extracted from 11 Protected Material; (2) all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations of Protected 12 Material; and (3) any testimony, conversations, or presentations by Parties or their Counsel 13 that might reveal Protected Material. However, the protections conferred by this 14 Stipulation and Order do not cover the following information: (a) any information that is 15 in the public domain at the time of disclosure to a Receiving Party or becomes part of the 16 public domain after its disclosure to a Receiving Party as a result of publication not 17 involving a violation of this Order, including becoming part of the public record through 18 trial or otherwise; and (b) any information known to the Receiving Party prior to the 19 disclosure or obtained by the Receiving Party after the disclosure from a source who 20 obtained the information lawfully and under no obligation of confidentiality to the 21 Designating Party. Any use of Protected Material at trial shall be governed by a separate 22 agreement or order. 23

4. DURATION

Even after final disposition of this litigation, the confidentiality obligations imposed 25 by this Order shall remain in effect until a Designating Party agrees otherwise in writing or 26 a court order otherwise directs. Final disposition shall be deemed to be the later of (1) 27 dismissal of all claims and defenses in this action, with or without prejudice; and (2) final 28 judgment in this action after the completion and exhaustion of all appeals, rehearings, remands, trials, or reviews of this action, including the time limits for filing any motions or 2 applications for extension of time pursuant to applicable law. 3

5. DESIGNATING PROTECTED MATERIAL

5.1. Exercise of Restraint and Care in Designating Material for Protection: Each Party or Non-Party that designates information or items for protection 6 under this Order must take care to limit any such designation to specific material that 7 qualifies under the appropriate standards. To the extent it is practical to do so, the Designating Party must designate for protection only those parts of material, documents, 9 items, or oral or written communications that qualify -- so that other portions of the 10 material, documents, items, or communications for which protection is not warranted are 11 not swept unjustifiably within the ambit of this Order. 12

Mass, indiscriminate, or routinized designations are prohibited. Designations that 13 are shown to be clearly unjustified or that have been made for an improper purpose (e.g., 14 to unnecessarily encumber or retard the case development process or to impose 15 unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) expose the Designating Party to 16 sanctions. 17

If it comes to a Designating Party's attention that information or items that it 18 designated for protection do not qualify for protection at all or do not qualify for the level 19 of protection initially asserted, that Designating Party must promptly notify all other 20 parties that it is withdrawing the mistaken designation. 21 Manner and Timing of Designations: Except as otherwise provided in this Order (see, e.g., second paragraph of section 5.2(a) below), or as otherwise stipulated or ordered, 23 Disclosure or Discovery Material that qualifies for protection under this Order must be 24 clearly so designated before the material is disclosed or produced. 25 Designation in conformity with this Order requires:

(a) For information in documentary form (e.g., paper or electronic 27 documents, but excluding transcripts of depositions or other pretrial or trial proceedings), 28 the Producing Party must affix the legend "CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" to each page that contains protected 2 material. If only a portion or portions of the material on a page qualifies for protection, the 3

Producing Party also must clearly identify the protected portion(s) (e.g., by making 4 appropriate markings in the margins). 5

A Party or Non-Party that makes original documents or materials available for inspection need not designate them for protection until after the inspecting Party has 7 indicated which material it would like copied and produced. During the inspection and 8 before the designation, all of the material made available for inspection shall be deemed "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY." After the inspecting Party 10 has identified the documents it wants copied and produced, the Producing Party must 11 determine which documents or portions thereof qualify for protection under this Order. 12

Then, before producing the specified documents, the Producing Party must affix the 13 appropriate legend ("CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' 14 EYES ONLY") to each page that contains Protected Material. If only a portion or portions 15 of the material on a page qualifies for protection, the Producing Party also must clearly 16 identify the protected portion(s) (e.g., by making appropriate markings in the margins). 17

(b) For testimony given in deposition or in other pretrial or trial 18 proceedings, the Designating Party shall identify on the record, before the close of the 19 deposition, hearing, or other proceeding, all protected testimony and specify the level of 20 protection being asserted. When it is impractical to identify separately each portion of 21 testimony that is entitled to protection and it appears that substantial portions of the 22 testimony may qualify for protection, the Designating Party may invoke on the record 23

(before the deposition, hearing, or other proceeding is concluded), or in writing 3 business 24 days after the deposition has concluded, a right to have up to 21 days after the deposition is 25 concluded to identify the specific portions of the testimony as to which protection is sought 26 and to specify the level of protection being asserted. Only those portions of the testimony 27 that are appropriately designated for protection within the 21 days shall be covered by the 28 provisions of this Stipulated Protective Order. Alternatively, a Designating Party may specify, at the deposition or up to 21 days afterwards if that period is properly invoked, 2 that the entire transcript shall be treated as "CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY 3 CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY." 4

Parties shall give the other parties notice if they reasonably expect a deposition, 5 hearing or other proceeding to include Protected Material so that the other parties can 6 ensure that only authorized individuals who have signed the "Acknowledgment and 7

Agreement to Be Bound" (Exhibit A) are present at those proceedings. The use of a 8 document as an exhibit at a deposition shall not in any way affect its designation as 9

"CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY." 10

Transcripts containing Protected Material shall have an obvious legend on the title 11 page that the transcript contains Protected Material, and the title page shall be followed by 12 a list of all pages (including line numbers as appropriate) that have been designated as 13 Protected Material and the level of protection being asserted by the Designating Party. 14

The Designating Party shall inform the court reporter of these requirements. Any 15 transcript that is prepared before the expiration of a 21-day period for designation shall be 16 treated during that period as if it had been designated "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" in its entirety unless otherwise agreed. After the expiration 18 of that period, the transcript shall be treated only as actually designated. 19

(c) For information produced in some form other than

20 documentary and for any other tangible items, the Producing Party shall affix in a 21 prominent place on the exterior of the container or containers in which the information or 22 item is stored the legend "CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- 23 ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY." 24 25 26 27 28

5.2. Inadvertent Failures to Designate. If timely corrected, an 2 inadvertent failure to designate qualified information or items does not, standing alone, 3 waive the Designating Party's right to secure protection under this Order for such material. 4

Upon timely correction of a designation, the Receiving Party must make reasonable efforts 5 to assure that the material is treated in accordance with the provisions of this Order. 6

6. CHALLENGING CONFIDENTIALITY DESIGNATIONS

6.1. Timing of Challenges. Any Party or Non-Party may challenge a 8 designation of confidentiality at any time. Unless a prompt challenge to a Designating 9 Party's confidentiality designation is necessary to avoid foreseeable, substantial unfairness, 10 unnecessary economic burdens, or a significant disruption or delay of the litigation, a Party 11 does not waive its right to challenge a confidentiality designation by electing not to mount 12 a challenge promptly after the original designation is disclosed. 13

6.2. Meet and Confer. The Challenging Party shall initiate the dispute

14 resolution process by providing written notice of each designation it is challenging and 15 describing the basis for each challenge. To avoid ambiguity as to whether a challenge has 16 been made, the written notice must recite that the challenge to confidentiality is being 17 made in accordance with this specific paragraph of the Protective Order. The parties shall 18 attempt to resolve each challenge in good faith and must begin the process by conferring 19 directly (in voice to voice dialogue; other forms of communication are not sufficient) 20 within 14 days of the date of service of the notice. In conferring, the Challenging Party 21 must explain the basis for its belief that the confidentiality designation was not proper and 22 must give the Designating Party an opportunity to review the designated material, to 23 reconsider the circumstances, and, if no change in designation is offered, to explain the 24 basis for the chosen designation. A Challenging Party may proceed to the next stage of the 25 challenge process only if it has engaged in this meet and confer process first or establishes 26 that the Designating Party is unwilling to participate in the meet and confer process in a 27 timely manner; provided, however, that in the event that the dispute is not resolved within 28 conclude the meet and confer process by confirming in writing to the Designating Party 2 that the Meet and Confer process has been completed and then proceed to seek judicial 3 intervention as provided in Section 6.3 below. 4

6.3. Judicial Intervention. If the Parties cannot resolve a challenge 5 without court intervention, then the Parties shall prepare and submit a detailed Joint Letter 6 to the Court within 14 days of the conclusion of the Meet and Confer process set forth in 7

Section 6.2. The Challenging Party shall initiate this submission by confirming in writing 8 to the Designating Party that the Meet and Confer process has been completed. Within 7 9 days of that notice, the Parties shall exchange draft sections of the Joint Letter explaining 10 their substantive position. Within 6 days after the mutual exchange of the draft sections, 11 the Parties shall exchange final drafts of their sections of the Joint Letter explaining their 12 substantive position. Final preparation and submission of the Joint Letter shall alternate. 13

The first letter shall be finalize and submitted by the Challenging Party. The second letter 14 shall be finalized and submitted by the Designating Party and so on. Failure by the 15

Designating Party to serve its draft section within 7 days after receipt of the notice from 16 the Challenging Party that the Meet and Confer process has concluded shall automatically 17 waive the challenged confidentiality designation(s). 18

The burden of persuasion in any such challenge proceeding shall be on the Designating Party. Frivolous challenges and those made for an improper purpose (e.g., to 20 harass or impose unnecessary expenses and burdens on other parties) may expose the 21 Challenging Party to sanctions. Unless the Designating Party has waived the 22 confidentiality designation by failing to exchange its draft section of the Joint Letter as 23 described above, all parties shall continue to afford the material in question the level of 24 protection to which it is entitled under the Producing Party's designation until the court 25 rules on the challenge. 26

7. ACCESS TO AND USE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL

7.1. Basic Principles. A Receiving Party may use Protected Material that 28 is disclosed or produced by another Party or by a Non-Party in connection with this case only for prosecuting, defending, or attempting to settle this litigation. Such Protected 2

Material may be disclosed only to the categories of persons and under the conditions 3 described in this Order. When the litigation has been terminated, a Receiving Party must 4 comply with the provisions of section 13 below (FINAL DISPOSITION). 5

Protected Material must be stored and maintained by a Receiving Party at a location 6 and in a secure manner that ensures that access is limited to the persons authorized under 7 this Order. 8

7.2. Disclosure of "CONFIDENTIAL" Information or Items. Unless 9 otherwise ordered by the court or permitted in writing by the Designating Party, a 10 Receiving Party may disclose any information or item designated "CONFIDENTIAL" 11 only to: 12 (a) the Receiving Party's Outside Counsel of Record in this action, 13 as well as employees, contractors, agents of said Outside Counsel of Record to whom it is 14 reasonably necessary to disclose the information for this litigation and who have signed the 15 "Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound" that is attached as Exhibit A; 16

(b) the officers, directors, and employees (including House Counsel) of the Receiving Party to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this 18 litigation and who have signed the "Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound" 19 (Exhibit A); 20

(c) Experts (as defined in this Order) of the Receiving Party to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this litigation and who have signed the 22 "Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound" (Exhibit A); 23 (d) the court and its personnel;

(e) court reporters and their staff, professional jury or trial 25 consultants, mock jurors, and Professional Vendors to whom disclosure is reasonably 26 necessary for this litigation and who have signed the "Acknowledgment and Agreement to 27

Be Bound" (Exhibit A); 28

(f) during their depositions, witnesses in the action to whom 2 disclosure is reasonably necessary and who have signed the "Acknowledgment and 3 Agreement to Be Bound" (Exhibit A), unless otherwise agreed by the Designating Party or 4 ordered by the court. Pages of transcribed deposition testimony or exhibits to depositions 5 that reveal Protected Material must be separately bound by the court reporter and may not 6 be disclosed to anyone except as permitted under this Stipulated Protective Order. 7

(g) the author or recipient of a document containing the 8 information or a custodian or other person who otherwise possessed or knew the 9 information. 10

7.3. Disclosure of "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS'

EYES ONLY" Information or Items. Unless otherwise ordered by the court or 12 permitted in writing by the Designating Party, a Receiving Party may disclose any 13 information or item designated "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES 14 ONLY" only to: 15

(a) the Receiving Party's Outside Counsel of Record in this action, 16 and as well as employees, agents, and contractors of said Outside Counsel of Record to 17 whom it is reasonably necessary to disclose the information for this litigation and who 18 have signed the "Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound Concerning Highly 19 Confidential Documents" that is attached as Exhibit B; 20 (b) Experts (as defined in this Order) of the Receiving Party (1) to 21 whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this litigation, and (2) who have signed the 22 "Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound Concerning Highly Confidential 23 Documents" (Exhibit B); 24

(c) the court and its personnel;

(d) court reporters and their staff, professional jury or trial 26 consultants, mock jurors, and Professional Vendors to whom disclosure is reasonably 27 necessary for this litigation and who have signed the "Acknowledgment and Agreement to 28

(e) the author or recipient of a document containing the

2 information or a custodian or other person who otherwise possessed or knew the 3 information, as well as any designee witnesses of the Designating Party; and 4

(f) during their depositions, witnesses in the action to whom 5 disclosure is reasonably necessary and who have signed the "Acknowledgment and 6 Agreement to Be Bound Concerning Highly Confidential Documents" (Exhibit B), unless 7 otherwise agreed by the Designating Party or ordered by the court. Pages of transcribed 8 deposition testimony or exhibits to depositions that reveal Protected Material must be 9 separately bound by the court reporter and may not be disclosed to anyone except as 10 permitted under this Stipulated Protective Order. 11

7.4. Procedures for Disclosure of "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL --ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" Information or Items: 13

The "Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound Concerning Highly Confidential Documents" (Exhibit B) referred to above includes statements confirming 15 that relevant witnesses are not presently employed by, or providing any form of consulting 16 services to, any of the entities identified on Exhibit C, and that he or she will not accept 17 employment with, consult with, or provide services to, any of the entities identified on 18

Exhibit C during the pendency of these proceedings. An Expert or other witness may 19 make an application to the Court with advance notice and based upon a showing of good 20 cause for modification of or relief from the obligations of the Acknowledgment and 21

Agreement to Be Bound Concerning Highly Confidential Documents (Exhibit B) prior to 22 the review of any documents or information designated "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- 23 ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY." Nothing in this Stipulated Protective Order, however, 24 shall be construed to require the disclosure of the identity of an Independent Expert before 25 such disclosure is required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2). 26 27 28

8. PROTECTED MATERIAL SUBPOENAED OR ORDERED

PRODUCED IN OTHER LITIGATION

If a Party is served with a subpoena or a court order issued in other litigation that 4 compels disclosure of any information or items designated in this action as 5 "CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" that 6 Party must: 7 8.1. promptly notify in writing the Designating Party. Such notification 8 shall include a copy of the subpoena or court order; 9 8.2. promptly notify in writing the party who caused the subpoena or order 10 to issue in the other litigation that some or all of the material covered by the subpoena or 11 order is subject to this Protective Order. Such notification shall include a copy of this 12 Stipulated Protective Order; and 13 8.3. cooperate with respect to all reasonable procedures sought to be 14 pursued by the Designating Party whose Protected Material may be affected. 15 If the Designating Party timely seeks a protective order, the Party served with the 16 subpoena or court order shall not produce any information designated in this action as 17 "CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY" 18 before a determination by the court from which the subpoena or order issued, unless the 19 Party has obtained the Designating Party's permission. The Designating Party shall bear 20 the burden and expense of seeking protection in that court of its confidential material -- and 21 nothing in these provisions should be construed as authorizing or encouraging a Receiving 22 Party in this action to disobey a lawful directive from another court. 23

9. A NON-PARTY'S PROTECTED MATERIAL SOUGHT TO BE PRODUCED IN THIS LITIGATION

9.1. The terms of this Order are applicable to information produced by a Non-Party in this action and designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" or "HIGHLY 27 CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY." Such information produced by Non-28 this Order. Nothing in these provisions should be construed as prohibiting a Non-Party 2 from seeking additional protections.

9.2. In the event that a Party is required, by a valid discovery request, to 4 produce a Non-Party's confidential information in its possession, and the Party is subject to 5 an agreement with the Non-Party not to produce the Non-Party's confidential information, 6 then the Party shall: 7 (a) promptly notify in writing the Requesting Party and the Non- Party that some or all of the information requested is subject to a confidentiality agreement 9 with a Non-Party; 10 (b) promptly provide the Non-Party with a copy of the Stipulated 8 Protective Order in this litigation, the relevant discovery request(s), and a reasonably 12 specific description of the information requested; and 13 (c) make the information requested available for inspection by the 11 Non-Party. 15

9.3. If the Non-Party fails to object or seek a protective order from this 14 16 court within 14 days of receiving the notice and accompanying information, the Receiving 17 Party may produce the Non-Party's confidential information responsive to the discovery 18 request. If the Non-Party timely seeks a protective order, the Receiving Party shall not 19 produce any information in its possession or control that is subject to the confidentiality 20 agreement with the Non-Party before a determination by the court. Absent a court order to 21 the contrary, the Non-Party shall bear the burden and expense of seeking protection in this 22 court of its Protected Material. 23

10. UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED MATERIAL

If a Receiving Party learns that, by inadvertence or otherwise, it has disclosed Protected Material to any person or in any circumstance not authorized under this 26 Stipulated Protective Order, the Receiving Party must immediately (a) notify in writing the 27 Designating Party of the unauthorized disclosures, (b) use its best efforts to retrieve all 28 unauthorized copies of the Protected Material, (c) inform the person or persons to whom unauthorized disclosures were made of all the terms of this Order, and (d) request such 2 person or persons to execute the "Acknowledgment and Agreement to Be Bound" that is 3 attached as Exhibit A.

11. INADVERTENT PRODUCTION OF PRIVILEGED OR OTHERWISE PROTECTED MATERIAL

When a Producing Party gives notice to Receiving Parties that certain inadvertently 7 produced material is subject to a claim of privilege or other protection, the obligations of 8 the Receiving Parties are those set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(5)(B). 9

This provision is not intended to modify whatever procedure may be established in an e-10 discovery order that provides for production without prior privilege review. Pursuant to 11 Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) and (e), insofar as the parties reach an agreement on the 12 effect of disclosure of a communication or information covered by the attorney-client 13 privilege or work product protection, the parties may incorporate their agreement in the 14 stipulated protective order submitted to the court. 15

12. MISCELLANEOUS

12.1. Right to Further Relief. Nothing in this Order abridges the right of 17 any person to seek its modification by the court in the future. 18 12.2. Right to Assert Other Objections. By stipulating to the entry of this Protective Order no Party waives any right it otherwise would have to object to disclosing 20 or producing any information or item on any ground not addressed in this Stipulated 21 Protective Order. Similarly, no Party waives any right to object on any ground to use in 22 evidence of any of the material covered by this Protective Order. 23 12.3. Filing Protected Material. Without written permission from the 19 Designating Party or a court order secured after appropriate notice to all interested persons, 25 a Party may not file in the public record in this action any Protected Material. A Party that 26 seeks to file under seal any Protected Material must comply with Civil Local Rule 79-5 27 and General Order 62. Protected Material may only be filed under seal pursuant to a court 28 order authorizing the sealing of the specific Protected Material at issue. Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 79-5 and General Order 62, a sealing order will issue only upon a request 2 establishing that the Protected Material at issue is privileged, protectable as a trade secret, 3 or otherwise entitled to protection under the law. If a Receiving Party's request to file Protected Material under seal pursuant to Civil Local Rule 79-5(d) and General Order 62 is 5 denied by the court, then the Receiving Party may file the Protected Material in the public 6 record pursuant to Civil Local Rule 79-5(e) unless otherwise instructed by the court.

13. FINAL DISPOSITION

Within 60 days after the final disposition of this action, as defined in paragraph 4, 9 each Receiving Party must return all Protected Material to the Producing Party or destroy 10 such material. As used in this subdivision, "all Protected Material" includes all copies, 11 abstracts, compilations, summaries, and any other format reproducing or capturing any of 12 the Protected Material. Whether the Protected Material is returned or destroyed, the 13 Receiving Party must submit a written certification to the Producing Party (and, if not the 14 same person or entity, to the Designating Party) by the 60-day deadline that (1) identifies 15 (by category, where appropriate) all the Protected Material that was returned or destroyed 16 and (2) affirms that the Receiving Party has not retained any copies, abstracts, 17 compilations, summaries or any other format reproducing or capturing any of the Protected 18 Material. Notwithstanding this provision, Counsel are entitled to retain an archival copy of 19 all pleadings, motion papers, trial, deposition, and hearing transcripts, legal memoranda, 20 correspondence, deposition and trial exhibits, expert reports, attorney work product, and 21 consultant and expert work product, even if such materials contain Protected Material. 22 Any such archival copies that contain or constitute Protected Material remain subject to 23 this Protective Order as set forth in Section 4 (DURATION). 24

IT IS SO STIPULATED, THROUGH COUNSEL OF RECORD.

Dated: August 3, 2012 SHEPHERD, FINKELMAN, MILLER & SHAH LLP 2 By /s/ James C. Shah JAMES C. SHAH Attorneys for Plaintiff MICHAEL RODMAN 4 5 6 Dated: August 3, 2012 CHIMICLES & TIKELLIS, LLP 7 8 By /s/ Steven A. Schwartz STEVEN A. SCHWARTZ 9 TIMOTHY N. MATHEWS Attorneys for Plaintiff MICHAEL RODMAN 10 11 12 Dated: August 3, 2012 SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP 13 14 15 By /s/ Brian R. Blackman 16 P. CRAIG CARDON BRIAN R. BLACKMAN 17 Attorneys for Defendant SAFEWAY INC.

ORDER PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED.

Joseph C. Spero

EXHIBIT A

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND

I, _____________________________ [print or type full name], of [print or type full address], declare under penalty of perjury that I 5 have read in its entirety and understand the Stipulated Protective Order that was issued by 6 the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on [date] in the case 7 of Rodman v. Safeway Inc., Case No. C 11-03003 JSW (JCS). I agree to comply with and 8 to be bound by all the terms of this Stipulated Protective Order and I understand and 9 acknowledge that failure to so comply could expose me to sanctions and punishment in the 10 nature of contempt. I solemnly promise that I will not disclose in any manner any 11 information or item that is subject to this Stipulated Protective Order to any person or 12 entity except in strict compliance with the provisions of this Order. 13

I further agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for

14 the Northern District of California for the purpose of enforcing the terms of this Stipulated 15

Protective Order, even if such enforcement proceedings occur after termination of this 16 action. 17

I hereby appoint __________________________ [print or type full name] of [print or type full address and telephone 19 number] as my California agent for service of process in connection with this action or any 20 proceedings related to enforcement of this Stipulated Protective Order. 21 22

Date: _________________________________

City and State where sworn and signed:

Printed name: ______________________________

Signature: __________________________________

EXHIBIT B

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND

CONCERNING HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

________________________________________, declares as follows:

1. I have read the Stipulated Protective Order ("Protective Order") filed in this litigation. 6

2. ___________________, an attorney with the firm of ______________________, 7 explained to me the meaning and effect of this undertaking and of the Protective Order, and I 8 agree to abide by and be bound by both. 9

5

3. I agree to treat all materials designated as "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- ATTORNEYS' 10

EYES ONLY" and all copies, notes or other records containing or referring to such materials, and 11 the substance or contents of such materials in accordance with the terms of the Protective Order. 12

4. I agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern 13

District of California, for purposes of enforcing the terms of this Protective Order. 14

5. By signing below, I hereby confirm that I am not presently employed by, or providing any 15 form of consulting services to, any of the entities identified on Exhibit C, an exhibit to be provided 16 to Plaintiffs by Safeway Inc., and further agree that: (1) during the pendency of these proceedings 17

I shall not accept employment with, consult with, or provide services to any of the entities listed 18 on Exhibit C; and (2) that I shall not at any time, either during the pendency of these proceedings 19 or after conclusion of these proceedings, use or divulge any of the HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL -- 20

ATTORNEYS' EYES ONLY information made available to me pursuant to the Order. 21

6. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the 22 foregoing is true and correct. 23

Dated: ____________________________

Place Signed: _____________________________

Signed: __________________________________

Printed Name: ____________________________

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