THE ESTATE OF MARCHESE v. CITY OF FRESNO

Case No. 1:16-cv-01340-LJO-SAB.

THE ESTATE OF AARON ALLEN MARCHESE, ROSEANNE GARCIA, an individual and as successor-in-interest to AARON ALLEN MARCHESE, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF FRESNO; CLAYTON SMITH, an individual, and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, Defendants.

United States District Court, E.D. California.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Cause: 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Civil Rights Act
Nature of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Roseanna Garcia, Plaintiff, represented by Scott David Hughes , Law Offices Of Scott D. Hughes.

Roseanna Garcia, Plaintiff, represented by Cameron Sehat , The Sehat Law Firm, PLC.

Rachel Crutice, Plaintiff, represented by Cameron Sehat , The Sehat Law Firm, PLC & Scott David Hughes , Law Offices Of Scott D. Hughes.

City of Fresno, Defendant, represented by Bruce Daniel Praet , Ferguson Praet and Sherman.

Clayton Smith, Defendant, represented by Bruce Daniel Praet , Ferguson Praet and Sherman.


ORDER RE STIPULATION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER

(ECF No. 27)

STANLEY A. BOONE, Magistrate Judge.

To expedite the flow of discovery materials, 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 only materials that the parties and third-parties are entitled to keep confidential are subject to such treatment, and to ensure that the parties are permitted reasonably necessary uses of such materials in preparation for and in the conduct of trial, pursuant to Rule 26(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, it is hereby stipulated by and between the parties by their respective counsel:

1. Documents designated as "Confidential" or "Confidential — Counsel Only" (hereinafter collectively "Protected Information"), and produced by parties to this action, are subject to this Protective Order.

2. "Confidential" documents shall be defined as documents for which the designating party would be entitled to have protected from public disclosure by Court order under Rule 26(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the relevant case law.

3. "Confidential — Counsel Only" documents shall be defined as "Confidential" documents, as defined in paragraph 2, that also contain sensitive personal information, including, for example, personnel records and medical records.

4. Protected Information shall be used solely in connection with the civil case of Estate of Aaron Allen Marchese, et al. v. City of Fresno, et al., Case No. 1:16-CV-01340-LJO-SAB, and in the preparation of trial of this case, or any related proceeding.

5. A party producing the documents and materials described above may designate those materials by affixing a mark labeling them as "Confidential" or "Confidential — Counsel Only." If any Protected Information cannot be labeled with the aforementioned marking, those materials shall be placed in a sealed envelope or other container that is in turn marked with the appropriate designation in a manner agreed upon by the disclosing and requesting parties.

6. Protected Information designated under this Protective Order as "Confidential" may only be disclosed to the following persons:

a) Counsel for the parties;

b) Paralegal, clerical, and secretarial personnel regularly employed by counsel referred to in subpart (a) directly above, including stenographic deposition reporters or videographers retained in connection with this action;

c) Court personnel including stenographic reporters or videographers engaged in proceedings as are necessarily incidental to the preparation for the trial of the civil action;

d) Any expert or consultant retained in connection with this action;

e) The finder of fact at the time of trial, subject to the court's rulings on in limine motions and objections of counsel; and

f) The parties, to the extent reasonably necessary to assist their counsel in this litigation or for their counsel to advise them with respect to the litigation.

7. Protected Information designated under this Protective Order as "Confidential — Counsel Only" may only be disclosed to the following persons:

a) Outside counsel for the parties;

b) Paralegal, clerical, and secretarial personnel regularly employed by counsel referred to in subpart (a) directly above, including stenographic deposition reporters or videographers retained in connection with this action;

c) Court personnel including stenographic reporters or videographers engaged in proceedings as are necessarily incidental to the preparation for the trial of the civil action;

d) Any expert or consultant retained in connection with this action; and

e) The finder of fact at the time of trial, subject to the court's rulings on in limine motions and objections of counsel.

8. All Protected Information filed with the Court for any purpose shall be filed and served under seal in accordance with Local Rule 141.

9. The designation of information as Protected Information, and the subsequent production thereof, is without prejudice to the right of any party to oppose the admissibility of the designated information.

10. A nonparty producing information or material voluntarily or pursuant to a subpoena or a court order may designate such material or information as Protected Information pursuant to the terms of this Protective Order. The signatories to this Protective Order will treat such information as Protected Information to the same extent as if it had been produced by a party.

11. A party may apply to the Court for an order that information designated as Protected Information pursuant to this Protective Order is not, in fact, "Confidential," or appropriately designated as "Confidential — Counsel Only." Prior to so applying, the party seeking to reclassify Protected Information shall meet and confer with the producing party. Until the matter is resolved by the parties or the Court, the Protected Information in question shall continue to be treated according to its designation under the terms of this Protective Order. The producing party shall have the burden of establishing the propriety of the "Confidential" or "Confidential — Counsel Only" designation. A party shall not be obligated to challenge the propriety of a confidentiality designation at the time made, and a failure to do so shall not preclude a subsequent challenge thereto.

12. Each person to whom disclosure is made, with the exception of counsel, and its paralegal, clerical, and secretarial personnel, who are presumed to know the contents of this Protective Order, shall, prior to the time of disclosure, be provided by the person furnishing him or her such material, a copy of this Protective Order. Each person to whom disclosure is made shall agree on the record or in writing that he/she has read the Protective Order and he/she understands the provisions of the Protective Order. Such person must also consent to be subject to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, with respect to any proceeding related to enforcement of this Protective Order, including without limitation, any proceeding for contempt. Provisions of this Protective Order, insofar as they restrict disclosure and use of the material, shall be in effect until further order of this Court.

13. After the conclusion of this litigation, all documents, in whatever form stored or reproduced, containing Protected Information will remain confidential and subject to this Protective Order. The conclusion of this litigation means a termination of the case following applicable post-trial motions, appeal and/or retrial. After the conclusion of this litigation, all Protected Information received under the provisions of this Protective Order, including copies made, shall be destroyed, or tendered back to the attorneys for the party or parties producing the documents. The parties will also take all reasonable and necessary steps to ensure that persons to whom they disclose another party's Protected Information destroy or return the Protected Information to the producing party.

ORDER

Pursuant to the stipulation of the parties, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

1. The protective order is entered; 2. The parties are advised that pursuant to the Local Rules of the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, any documents which are to be filed under seal will require a written request which complies with Local Rule 141; and 3. The party making a request to file documents under seal shall be required to show good cause for documents attached to a nondispositive motion or compelling reasons for documents attached to a dispositive motion. Pintos v. Pacific Creditors Ass'n, 605 F.3d 665, 677-78 (9th Cir. 2009).

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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