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Sicav v. Rino International Corporation

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

January 16, 2014

STREAM SICAV, AND TODD MARX, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, Plaintiffs,
v.
RINO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, DEJUN ZOU, JIANPING QIU, YI JENNY LIU, BEN WANG, KENNITH C. JOHNSON, XIE QUAN, WEIGUO ZHANG, LI YU, AND FRAZER FROST, LLP f/k/a MOORE STEPHENS WURTH FRAZER AND TORBET, LLP, Defendants.

CLASS ACTION [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER

VICTOR B. KENTON, Magistrate Judge.

WHEREAS the Parties have stipulated and good cause appearing:

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. This Order shall apply to and govern all depositions, documents, information or things disclosed or produced in response to requests for production of documents, answers to interrogatories, responses to requests for admissions and all other discovery taken under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and other information which the disclosing party designates as "CONFIDENTIAL" furnished, directly or indirectly, by or on behalf of any party or any non-party in connection with the above-captioned litigation.

2. When used in this Order, the phrase "disclosing party" shall refer to the parties to the above-captioned litigation or to non-parties who give testimony or produce documents or other material.

3. When used in this Order, the word "document" encompasses, but is not limited to, any type of document or testimony, including all documents or things described in Federal Rule of Evidence 1001(1)-(4) and/or Rule 34(a)(1)(A) or (B).

4. The disclosing party who designates any material "CONFIDENTIAL" (sometimes referred to herein as a "designating party") bears the burden of establishing the "CONFIDENTIAL" status of such material in any situation in which the designation is at issue, and nothing in this Order shall be construed to alter such burden. The parties enter into and stipulate to this Order without prejudice to the rights of any party to assert or contest the "CONFIDENTIAL" status of any material as set forth below.

5. A disclosing party may designate as "CONFIDENTIAL" any trade secret or other confidential research, design, development, financial or commercial information, as such terms are used in Rule 26(c)(1)(G) and any applicable case law interpreting Rule 26(c)(1)(G). In addition, a disclosing party may designate as "CONFIDENTIAL" non-public personal information or other information for which applicable federal or state law requires confidential treatment.

6. In designating material as "CONFIDENTIAL, " a disclosing party shall make such a designation only as to material which it in good faith believes is confidential.

7. Any party or non-party receiving any non-public material from a disclosing party, regardless of whether such material is designated as "CONFIDENTIAL, " shall use that material solely for the purpose of conducting this litigation and not for any other purpose whatsoever.

8. In the absence of written permission from the disclosing party, or an order of the Court, material designated as "CONFIDENTIAL" may be disclosed only to the following persons:

a. The named parties (which would include any proposed class representatives, but does not include unnamed putative class members) and the attorneys working on the above-captioned litigation on behalf of any party, including attorneys consulting with or advising any party to the above-captioned litigation, in-house attorneys, paralegals, and staff, stenographic and clerical employees and contractors working under the direct supervision of such counsel;

b. Any expert or consultant who is expressly retained by any attorney described in Paragraph 8(a) to assist in the above-captioned litigation, with disclosure only to the extent reasonably necessary to perform such work;

c. Any fact witness, including named parties, provided, however, that the witness (i) shall not retain any documents marked as "CONFIDENTIAL, " and (ii) shall be informed, prior to being shown materials marked as "CONFIDENTIAL" that he/she ...


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