UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 8, 2012
DELANO FARMS COMPANY; FOUR STAR FRUIT, INC.; GERAWAN FARMING, INC., PLAINTIFFS,
THE CALIFORNIA TALE GRAPE COMMISSION; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE; TOM VILSACK, SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE (IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY)
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jennifer L. Thurston United States Magistrate Judge
LAW OFFICES OF BRIAN C. LEIGHTON BRIAN C. LEIGHTON (SBN 090907) 701 Pollasky Avenue Clovis, CA 93612 Phone: (559) 297-6190 Fax: (559) 297-6194 firstname.lastname@example.org LAWRENCE M. HADLEY (SBN 157728) MCKOOL SMITH HENNIGAN, P.C. 865 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2900 Los Angeles, California 90017 Telephone: (213) 694-1200 Facsimile: (213) 694-1234 lhadley@McKoolSmithHennigan.com THE LAW OFFICES OF RALPH B. WEGIS RALPH B. WEGIS (SBN 67966) 1930 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 Telephone: (661) 635-2100 Facsimile: (661) 635-2107 Attorneys for Plaintiffs DELANO FARMS COMPANY; FOUR STAR FRUIT, INC.; GERAWAN FARMING, INC. [Additional counsel listed on signature page]
STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER -- AMNESTY DOCUMENTS
WHEREAS this Court has ordered the California Table Grape Commission (the "Commission") to produce unredacted copies of documents (the "Amnesty Documents") relating to 18 growers (the "Amnesty Growers") who participated in the Commission's "amnesty" program for growers in possible possession of United States Department of Agriculture-developed table grape varieties before their official release, see Dkt. No. 176;
WHEREAS the Commission promised Amnesty Growers confidentiality, and certain of the Amnesty Growers have objected to release of their identifying information;
WHEREAS the Amnesty Documents may contain information that the Amnesty Growers consider personal or confidential;
WHEREAS the parties agree that the Amnesty Documents, upon production in unredacted form, should be designated and treated as "Confidential" pursuant to the Stipulated Protective Order filed by the parties on March 22, 2012 (Dkt. No. 154) and granted by the Court on March 23, 2012 (Dkt. No. 155); and
WHEREAS the Court has informed the parties that only upon the showing required by Local Rules 141. 141.1 will the Court consider a request by any party to file this information under seal;
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and among Plaintiffs Delano Farms Company, Four Star Fruit, Inc. and Gerawan Farming, Inc., the Commission, and Defendants United States of America, United States Department of Agriculture, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture that-subject to approval of the Court-the Amnesty Documents be designated and treated as "Confidential" pursuant to the Stipulated Protective Order filed by the parties on March 22, 2012 (Dkt. No. 154) and granted by the Court on March 23, 2012 (Dkt. No. 155).
ACCEPTED AND AGREED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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