The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jennifer L. Thurston United States Magistrate Judge
CONFIDENTIALITY STIPULATION AND ORDER THEREON
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, by and between the undersigned parties through their respective counsel of record, that the following provisions and conditions shall govern the parties:
The following definitions shall govern the construction of this stipulation unless the context otherwise requires.
(a) CONFIDENTIAL Information. "CONFIDENTIAL Information" means any and all Information regardless of format or medium, including personal, proprietary, and financial information, state and federal tax records, and other Information which a party has a right to protect from unrestricted disclosure. In the context of the present case it also includes the information protected by California Penal Code Section 832.7 and California Evidence Code Sections 1043 to 1047.
(b) Disclosing Party: "Disclosing Party" means the party who discloses CONFIDENTIAL Information.
(c) Information. "Information" means discovery obtained through the use of interrogatories, requests for admission, requests for production of documents and things, depositions, subpoenas or other Information obtained during discovery.
(d) Notice. "Notice" means reasonable notice under the circumstances. The manner and amount of Notice shall be governed by the particular circumstances.
(e) Person. "Person" means person as defined in California Evidence Code § 175. (f) Trade secret. Trade secret" means trade secret as defined by California Civil Code § 3426.1(d)(1).
(a) Until further order of the Court or stipulation of the parties, all Information designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" by the Disclosing Party, to the extent such Information discloses CONFIDENTIAL Information, shall be subject to this stipulation. However, nothing in this stipulation shall prevent any party from seeking a modification of this stipulation or objecting to the designation of Information as CONFIDENTIAL Information which the party believes to be otherwise improper.
(b) The purpose and intent of this stipulation is to protect CONFIDENTIAL Information. Nothing in this stipulation shall be construed to change existing law or shift existing burdens.
(c) The parties recognize and acknowledge that some CONFIDENTIAL Information which may be sought is so sensitive that a party may refuse to disclose the Information even under the protection of this stipulation. In such event, this stipulation shall not be deemed consent or an admission that such Information is discoverable and a party may resist disclosure until the matter has been heard by the Court.
(d) This stipulation is the product of negotiations and, for purposes of construction and interpretation, shall not be deemed to have been drafted by one party.
(e) This stipulation shall be submitted for the signature of the Magistrate Judge assigned to this case in an ex parte manner without ...