United States District Court, C.D. California
RUTH NEWBY, individually, and as successor in interest to, SAM NEWBY, Plaintiffs,
COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, Deputy ARTHUR WEISMANN; Deputy RON JOHNSON; SHERIFF STANELY SNIFF, in his individual and official capacity; DOES 3-10, inclusive. Defendants,
E. Disenhouse (SBN 078760) J. Pat Ferraris (SBN 267223)
DISENHOUSE LAW APC Attorneys for Defendants, COUNTY OF
RIVERSIDE and SHERIFF STANLEY SNIFF, JR.
Honorable Otis D. Wright Judge
PYM UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
to the Parties Stipulation filed on July 12, 2017, IT IS
HEREBY ORDERD AS FOLLOWS:
PURPOSE AND LIMITATIONS
in this action is likely to involve production of
confidential, proprietary, or private information for which
special protection from public disclosure and from use for
any purpose other than prosecuting this litigation may be
warranted. Accordingly, the parties hereby stipulate to and
petition the Court to enter the following Stipulated
Protective Order. The parties acknowledge that this Order
does not confer blanket protections on all disclosures or
responses to discovery and that the protection it affords
from public disclosure and use extends only to the limited
information 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 Protective Order does not entitle them
to file confidential information under seal; Civil Local Rule
79-5 sets forth the procedures that must be followed and the
standards that will be applied when a party seeks permission
from the court to file material under seal.
GOOD CAUSE STATEMENT
action is likely to involve information for which special
protection from public disclosure and from use for any
purpose other than prosecution of this action is warranted.
Such confidential and materials and information consist of,
among other things, information contained within a peace
officer's personnel file, which information may not be
disclosed without court order under state law, information
otherwise generally unavailable to the public, or which may
be privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure under
state or federal statutes, court rules, case decisions, or
common law. Accordingly, to expedite the flow of information,
to facilitate the prompt resolution of disputes over
confidentiality of discovery materials, to adequately protect
information the parties are entitled to keep confidential, to
ensure that the parties are permitted reasonable necessary
uses of such material in preparation for and in the conduct
of trial, to address their handling at the end of the
litigation, and serve the ends of justice, a protective order
for such information is justified in this matter. It is the
intent of the parties that information will not be designated
as confidential for tactical reasons and that nothing be so
designated without a good faith belief that it has been
maintained in a confidential, non-public manner, and there is
good cause why it should not be part of the public record of
Action: RUTH NEWBY, individually, and as successor in
interest to, SAM NEWBY v. COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, Case No.:
Challenging Party: A Party or Non-Party that challenges the
designation of information or items under this Order.
“CONFIDENTIAL” Information or Items: information
(regardless of how it is generated, stored or maintained) or
tangible things that qualify for protection under Federal
Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c), and as specified above in the
Good Cause Statement.
Counsel: Outside Counsel of Record and House Counsel (as well
as their support staff).
Designating Party: A Party or Non-Party that designates
information or items that it produces in disclosures or in
responses to discovery as “CONFIDENTIAL.”
Disclosure or Discovery Material: all items or information,
regardless of the medium or manner in which it is generated,
stored, or maintained (including, among other things,
testimony, transcripts, and tangible things), that are
produced or generated in disclosures or responses to
discovery in this matter.
Expert: A person with specialized knowledge or experience in
a manner pertinent to the litigation who has been retained by
a Part or its counsel to serve as an expert witness or as a
consultant in this Action.
House Counsel: Attorneys who are employees of a party to this
Action. House Counsel does not include Outside Counsel of
Record or any other outside counsel.
Non-Party: Any natural person, partnership, corporation,
association or other legal entity not named as a Party to
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 appeared in this
Action on behalf of that party or are affiliated with a law
firm which has appeared on behalf of that party, and includes
Party: Any part to this Action, including all of its
officers, directors, employees, consultants, retained
experts, and Outside Counsel of Record (and their support
Producing Party: A Party or Non-Party that produces
Disclosure or Discovery Material in this Action.
Professional Vendors: Persons or entities that provide
litigation support services (e.g., photocopying, videotaping,
translating, preparing exhibits or demonstrations, and
organizing, storing, or retrieving data in any form or
medium) and their employees and subcontractors.
Protected Material: Any Disclosure or Discovery Material that
is designated as “CONFIDENTIAL.”
Receiving Party: A Party that receives Disclosure or
Discovery Material form a Producing Party.
protections conferred by this Stipulation and Order cover not
only Protected Material (as defined above), but also (1) any
information copied or extracted from Protected Materials; (2)
all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations of Protected
Material; and (3) any testimony, conversations, ...