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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No.: 1:13-cv-01313-PAB-BNB
Pursuant to stipulation of the parties and in accordance with the provisions of
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT
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.
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.
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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”):
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;
shall be filed with the Court, should filing be desired or required, in accordance
with D.C.Colo.LCivR 7.2 and 7.3; and,
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.
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 three (3) business days within which to designate as
confidential the document or portion or deposition transcript at issue.
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.
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During any deposition or at any hearing, 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.
Before trial, the parties will address the method for protecting the confidentiality
of the Confidential Material during trial.
In accordance with this Protective Order, counsel for the parties are:
A. In the case of Plaintiffs: Matthew R. Osborne, Esq.
B. In the case of Defendant: Steven J. Wienczkowski, Esq. and Adam L. Plotkin,
It is the responsibility of the attorneys whose signatures appear below to ensure that their
partners, employees and agents who may have access to Confidential Information shall be
apprised of, and adhere to, this Protective Order.
A party may object to the designation of particular Confidential Material by
giving written notice to the party designating the disputed information. The written notice shall
identify the information to which the objection is made. If the parties cannot resolve the
objection within ten (10) business days after the time the notice is received, the party designating
the information as CONFIDENTIAL shall have the obligation to file an appropriate motion
requesting that the Court determine whether the disputed information should be subject to the
terms of this Protective Order within thirty (30) days of receipt of the party’s written objection to
the designation. If such a motion is timely filed, the disputed information shall be treated as
CONFIDENTIAL under the terms of this Protective Order until the Court rules on the motion.
If the designating party fails to file such a motion within the prescribed time, the disputed
information shall lose its designation as CONFIDENTIAL and shall not thereafter be treated as
CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with this Protective Order. In connection with a motion filed
under this provision, the party designating the information as CONFIDENTIAL shall bear the
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burden of establishing that good cause exists for the disputed information to be treated as
The termination of proceedings in this action shall not relieve any person to
whom Confidential Material was disclosed from the obligation of maintaining the confidentiality
of such material in accordance with the provisions of this Protective Order.
This Protective Order shall be without prejudice to the right of the parties: a) to
bring before the Court at any time the question of whether any particular document or
information is Confidential Material or whether its use should be restricted; or, b) to present a
motion to the Court under Fed.R.Civ.P. Rule 26(c) for a separate protective order as to any
particular document or information, including restriction differing from those as specified
This Protective Order shall not be deemed to prejudice the parties in any way
from making future application to this Court for modification of this Order.
This Protective Order is entered solely for the purpose of facilitating the exchange
of documents and information between the parties to this action without unnecessarily involving
the Court in the process. Nothing in this Protective Order, nor the production of any information
or document under the terms of this Protective Order, nor any proceeding pursuant to this
Protective Order shall be deemed to be an admission or waiver by either party, or to be an
alteration of the confidentiality or non-confidentiality or the discoverability or non-
discoverability or the admissibility or inadmissibility of any such document or information, or
to be an alteration of any existing obligation of any party or the absence of any such obligation.
The existence of this Protective Order, including the fact that it was entered into
by the parties shall not be admissible at trial of the present action, nor shall it be admissible in
any other court, administrative agency or tribunal for any party, with the exception of a
proceeding to enforce or interpret the terms of this Protective Order.
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To the extent that any discovery is taken from any person who is not a party to
this action (“Third Party”), and in the event such Third Party contends the discovery sought
involves Confidential Material, then such Third Party may agree to execute and be bound by this
Dated July 10, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Boyd N. Boland
United States Magistrate Judge
ACCEPTED AND APPROVED AS TO FORM:
s/ Matthew R. Osborne
Matthew R. Osborne
Matthew R. Osborne, PC
2055 S. Oneida St., Ste. 370
Denver, CO 80224
Tel: (303) 759-7018
Attorneys for Plaintiff
s/ Steven J. Wienczkowski
Steven J. Wienczkowski
Adam L. Plotkin, P.C.
621 17th Street, Ste. 1800
Denver, CO 80293
Tel: (303) 296-3566
Attorneys for Defendant
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No.: 1:13-cv-01313-PAB-BNB
DECLARATION RE: PROTECTIVE ORDER WITH RESPECT TO
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS
I,________________________________________________ declare that:
1. My address is ____________________________________________________.
2. My present employer is_____________________________________________.
3. My present occupation or job description is _____________________________.
I have read and know the contents of the Protective Order dated ____________.
I am one of the persons described in the Protective Order. I am executing this
Declaration and agreeing to be bound by its terms in order to satisfy the conditions provided in
the Protective Order prior to the disclosure to me of any Confidential Material under the
I have read and shall be fully bound by the terms of the aforesaid Protective
7. All documents and information which are described to me pursuant to the Protective
Order shall be maintained by me in strict confidence and I shall not disclose or use the original
or any copy of, or the subject of, such documents and/or information except in accordance with
the aforesaid Protective Order.
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8. I shall not use or refer to any of the aforesaid documents and/or information, or copies
thereof, other than in connection with the above-entitled action and as provided in the Protective
9. I shall, upon being notified of the termination of the above-entitled action, return all
copies of such documents to counsel from whom I received such documents, and I shall destroy
any notes and/or memoranda I have regarding the aforesaid documents and/or information.
10. I do and shall subject myself to the continuing jurisdiction of the above-captioned Court
over my person, wherever I shall be, for the enforcement of the aforesaid Protective Order.
11. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America
that the foregoing is true and correct.