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Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. RHI U.S. Ltd.

United States District Court, E.D. Arkansas, Jonesboro Division

July 6, 2018

LIBERTY MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, as subrogee of BLUEOAK ARKANSAS LLC PLAINTIFF
v.
RHI U.S. LTD.; RHI AG and RHI MAGNESITA NV DEFENDANTS

          Albert S. Nalibotsky Jay M. Goldstein SALTZ MATKOV PC Attorneys for Plaintiff

          John S. Cherry, Jr. M. Evan Stallings BARBER LAW FIRM PLLC Attorneys for Defendants

          AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER

          BRIAN S. MILLER JUDGE.

         Now before this Court is the Agreed Protective Order of the parties to this action. After considering the stipulations of the Plaintiff and Defendants, the Court hereby approves and enters the following Stipulated Protective Order (“Order”), which shall govern the handling of certain documents, written discovery, and testimony obtained by the parties in connection with this action:

         1. In connection with discovery proceedings in this action, the parties or any non- party from whom documents were subpoenaed may designate any document, thing, testimony or other information derived therefrom as “Confidential, ” as governed by this Order. For purposes of this Order, “confidential information” is information which concerns or relates to financial and sales information, identification of customers, inventories, amount or source of income, profits, losses, investments, costs, or expenditures, accounting, marketing, the processes or operations of confidential and proprietary business, trade secrets, product design information, product testing information, or other technical information, the disclosure of which information may have the effect of causing annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, undue burden, or harm to the financial or competitive position of the person or entity from which the information was obtained.

         2. “Confidential” as used herein means any type or classification or form of information (oral, written, magnetic, electronic or otherwise) which is designated under this Order as “Confidential, ” “Subject to Protective Order, ” or similar designation (hereinafter referred to as “confidential”) by the producing party, whether it be a document, information contained in a document, information revealed during a deposition, information revealed in an interrogatory answer or in a response to a request for admission, information obtained from inspection of premises or things, or otherwise.

         3. All parties and persons to whom confidential information and/or documents are disclosed are authorized only to use such information and documents in connection with this action and are precluded from disclosing the information or documents to any other person except as specifically provided herein. No. person receiving or reviewing such confidential information shall disclose it or its contents to any person other than those authorized by this Order and for the purposes specified in this Order. A breach of the Agreed Protective Order may be punishable as a contempt of this Court.

         4. Any party may object to the designation of particular discovery material as confidential by giving written notice to the party making the designation and to all other parties. Such notice shall identify with specificity the discovery material to which the objection is directed and the basis of the objection. If there is dispute, it shall be the obligation of the party objecting to the designation to file an appropriate motion requesting in camera review and a ruling by the Court that the disputed discovery material be designated as confidential. The party making the designation or any other party shall then file opposition papers in support of the designation. The disputed discovery material shall be treated as originally designated pending a ruling from the Court. In any proceeding under this paragraph, the party making the designation shall have the burden of proof that the challenged discovery material is entitled to the protection of this Order.

         5. Nothing in this Order shall impose any restrictions on the use or disclosure by a party of material obtained by such party independent of litigation in this action, regardless of whether such material is also obtained through discovery in this action, or from disclosing its own confidential material it deems appropriate.

         6. Should any party to this litigation obtain documents from a third-party/non-party, by subpoena or otherwise, which contain confidential information previously designated as such by another party to this litigation, such documents shall be treated by the receiving party as confidential under this Order, unless otherwise expressly released in writing by the party which is the owner or subject of such confidential information. If any party is the owner or subject of confidential information obtained by any other party from a third-party/non-party, by subpoena or otherwise, that has not previously been designated as confidential information, the party which is the owner or subject of such confidential information may designate the documents or other information as confidential within a reasonable time of learning of its production. The third-party/non-party may designate documents or other information as confidential and shall be entitled to all the protections of this Order.

         7. Confidential documents shall be designated by stamping “CONFIDENTIAL, ” “SUBJECT TO PROTECTIVE ORDER, ” or similar designation on the copies of the document produced. Stamping “CONFIDENTIAL” on the cover of any multi-page document shall designate all pages of the document as confidential, unless otherwise indicated by the producing party. The physical labeling of any document permitted by this Order will not be done in any manner that obstructs the reading of the document or impairs the reading of any such document when duplicated by any conventional duplicating process.

         8. To facilitate the inspection of large volumes of documents without the need to first affix a confidential designation to the face of each, the producing party may, at its option, permit counsel for the receiving party to initially inspect the documents for the purpose of designating those to be copied, and the producing party need only thereafter affix said designation to the copies of the documents designated to be copied. In this event, the receiving party will treat any information learned in its initial inspection which is not contained in the copied documents as being designated confidential. In the event that at the time a document is produced the designation confidential is lacking, and it is later determined, in good faith, that such a designation should have appeared on the document, the producing party may restrict future disclosure of the document, consistent with this Order, by notifying the receiving party in writing of the change in or addition of a restrictive designation. The notice shall include a description of the document and the designation under which future disclosure of the documents is to be governed.

         9. Testimony taken at a deposition, conference, hearing or other proceeding may be designated as confidential by making a statement to that effect on the record at the deposition or other proceeding. Arrangements shall be made with the court reporter taking and transcribing the proceeding to separately bind such portion of the transcript containing information designated as confidential and to label such portion appropriately. Upon oral objection by any other party in the course of a deposition, conference, hearing or other proceeding as to the confidential nature of the testimony, the party objecting to the designation may file an appropriate motion requesting in camera review and a ruling by the Court that the disputed discovery material be designated as confidential within ten (10) days of the completion of the testimony and prior to the completion of the testimony transcript. The party making the designation or any other party shall then file opposition papers in support of the designation.

         10. Material designated as confidential under this Order, the information contained in the material, and any summaries, copies, abstracts, or other documents derived in whole or in party from material designated as confidential shall be used only for the purpose of ...


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