United States District Court, D. Colorado
David M. Larson, Esq. Attorney for the Plaintiff
Scott S. Gallagher, Esq.Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Attorney(s) for the Defendant
Kathleen M. Tafoya, U.S. Magistrate Judge
Pursuant to stipulation of the parties and in accordance with the provisions of Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(c), IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. Confidential information shall be designated by stamping “CONFIDENTIAL” on the copies of the document produced. Stamping “CONFIDENTIAL” on the cover of any multipage document shall designate all pages of the document as Confidential Material, unless otherwise stated by the producing party. In the case of deposition testimony, a party may request at the time a question is asked, or at the end of the deposition, that any portion of the deposition transcript be designated confidential. A party may designate any portion of a deposition as “CONFIDENTIAL” after transcription of the deposition, provided that written notice of the designation is promptly given to all counsel of record within thirty (30) days after notice by the court reporter of the completion of the transcript.
2. Information shall be designated “CONFIDENTIAL” only after counsel for the party making the designation has reviewed, or heard, the information and believes, in good faith, that the information is confidential or otherwise entitled to protection.
3. The confidential information discussed in ¶1 above, and all tangible embodiments thereof, all copies thereof, the substance thereof, and all information contained therein (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Confidential Material”):
(a) shall not be disclosed or distributed by counsel, or any other person receiving, viewing or hearing the Confidential Material (“Receiving Person”) to any person other than to (1) counsel for either party as identified in ¶8 below, (2) insurance carriers for either party, (3) partners, employees and agents of counsel for either party, (4) any consulting or testifying experts hired by counsel for either party, who are assisting counsel in preparation of this action for trial (subject to ¶3(c) below), (5) the Court and its employees, and (6) Plaintiff (“Plaintiff”) and Defendant (the “Defendant”), its officers, directors and employees;
(b) shall be filed with the Court, should filing be desired or required, in accordance with D.C.Colo.LCivR 7.2; and,
(c) shall not be disclosed to any consulting or testifying expert unless the party making the disclosure follows the provisions of ¶5 of this Protective Order.
4. By agreeing to the limited disclosure permitted under this Protective Order, no party waives its claim that Confidential Material is confidential. All parties agree that a disclosure in accordance with this Protective Order does not constitute a waiver of a party’s claim or position that the information so disclosed is confidential. All parties agree that no party will contend that the failure to mark a particular document “CONFIDENTIAL” or to designate any portion or a deposition as “CONFIDENTIAL” constitutes a waiver of the other party’s position, if any, that a document or a portion of a deposition contains Confidential Material, unless the party seeking to assert waiver first notifies the other party in writing of its intention to claim waiver and gives the other party five (5) business days within which to designate as confidential the document or portion or deposition transcript at issue.
5. Before disclosing any Confidential Material to any consulting or testifying expert, counsel for the disclosing party or parties shall have the consulting or testifying expert read this Protective Order and shall explain the contents of this Protective Order to that person. The consulting or testifying expert shall agree to be bound to the terms of this Protective Order and shall execute a declaration identical to Exhibit “1” attached hereto.
6. During any deposition Confidential Material may be disclosed to any deponent or witness. Before that disclosure is made, the disclosing party shall advise the deponent or witness (as well as counsel, if any, representing the deponent or witness) that the information about to be disclosed is subject to this Protective Order and that any further disclosure of the Confidential Material by the deponent or witness (or by his or her counsel) shall constitute a violation of the Protective Order.
7. Before trial, the parties will address the method for protecting the confidentiality of the ...