United States District Court, D. Colorado
In re MOLYCORP, INC. SECURITIES LITIGATION.
Jonah H. Goldstein Trig R. Smith Regis C. Worley, Jr. ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP Counsel for Plaintiffs
Michael K. Yarnoff Matthew L. Mustokoff Meredith L. Lambert Joshua A. Materese KESSLER TOPAZ MELTZER & CHECK, LLP Counsel for Plaintiffs
Gregory J. Kerwin Allison K. Kostecka GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP Counsel for Defendants Russell D. Ball, Ross R. Bhappu, Brian T. Dolan, Mark Kristoff, Alec Machiels, Charles R. Henry and Jack E. Thompson
Koji F. Fukumura COOLEY LLP Counsel for Defendants Mark A. Smith, James S. Allen, John F. Ashburn, Jr., and John L. Burba
Jeffrey A. Berens BERENS LAW LLC Liaison Counsel for Plaintiffs
Jonathan K. Youngwood SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP Counsel for Defendants J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Knight Capital Americas, L.P., Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, BNP Paribas Securities Corp., CIBC World Markets Corp., Piper Jaffray & Co. and RBS Securities, Inc.
JOINT MOTION FOR ENTRY OF STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER
Kathleen M. Tafoya, United States Magistrate Judge
Lead Plaintiffs Randall Duck, Jerry W. Jewell, Philip Marner and Donald E. McAlpin; representative Plaintiffs Iron Workers Mid-South Pension Fund, Joseph Martiny, Jayne McCarthy, Robert Grabowski, Marjorine Dowd, Kyle Hare, Robert DeStefano and Eugene R. Salmon; Officer Defendants Mark A. Smith, James S. Allen, John F. Ashburn, Jr., and John L. Burba; Director Defendants Russell D. Ball, Ross R. Bhappu, Brian T. Dolan, Mark Kristoff, Alec Machiels, Charles R. Henry and Jack E. Thompson; and the Underwriter Defendants J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Knight Capital Americas, L.P., Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, BNP Paribas Securities Corp., CIBC World Markets Corp., Piper Jaffray & Co. and RBS Securities, Inc. move the Court to enter a Stipulated Protective Order to protect confidential information that may be produced in discovery in this action. The proposed Order below is based on the approved protective order entered in this District in the matter of Gillard v. Boulder Valley School District, 196 F.R.D. 382 (D. Colo. 2000).
STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER
Upon a showing of good cause in support of the entry of a protective order to protect the discovery and dissemination of confidential information or information that will improperly annoy, embarrass, or oppress any party, witness, or person providing discovery in this case, IT IS ORDERED:
1. This Protective Order shall apply to all documents, materials, and information, including, without limitation, documents produced, answers to interrogatories, responses to requests for admission, deposition testimony, and other information disclosed pursuant to the disclosure or discovery duties created by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
2. As used in this Protective Order, “document” is defined as provided in Fed.R.Civ.P. 34(a). A draft or non-identical copy is a separate document within the meaning of this term.
3. Information designated “CONFIDENTIAL” shall be information that is not available to the public and that the designating party (i) believes in good faith constitutes sensitive personal or commercial information or (ii) is protected by a right to privacy under federal or state law or any other applicable privilege or right related to confidentiality or privacy. CONFIDENTIAL information shall not be disclosed or used for any purpose except the preparation and trial of this case.
4. CONFIDENTIAL documents, materials, and/or information (collectively “CONFIDENTIAL information”) shall not, without the consent of the party producing it or further Order of the Court, be ...