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Viklund v. Washington State Department of Social & Health Services

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle

July 31, 2018

AMY VIKLUND, individually and on behalf of her minor child, T.V., Plaintiffs,
v.
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, LATIA RAY, KIMBERLY ATCHLEY, DAN SCHNEIDER, JENNIFER STRUS, and DEFENDANTS JANE DOES I-IX, Defendants.

          ORDER GRANTING DSHS' MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER

          Honorable Richard A. Jones, United States District Judge.

         This matter comes before the Court on Defendant Washington State Department of Social and Health Services' (DSHS) Motion for Protective Order (Motion). Dkt. # 15. Plaintiff has not opposed this motion, and DSHS' motion indicates that Counsel for Plaintiffs “have reviewed this motion, and agree to these documents being filed and considered by this Court.” Id. at 3.

         Accordingly, the Court considers Plaintiffs lack of response and potential affirmative response as “an admission that the motion has merit.” Local Rules W.D. Wash. LCR 7(b)(2). The Court has also substantively reviewed DSHS' motion and agrees that a protective order is warranted in this matter to ensure the confidentiality of certain information and records. The Court believes that DSHS has shown good cause for a protective order under Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(c)(1).

         Accordingly, the Court GRANTS Motion for Protective Order. Dkt. # 15. The Court hereby orders the following Protective Order in this matter:

         1. PURPOSES AND LIMITATIONS Discovery in this action is likely to involve production of confidential, proprietary, or private information for which special protection may be warranted. Accordingly, the Court enters this Protective Order. The parties acknowledge that this Protective Order is consistent with LCR 26(c). It does not confer blanket protection on all disclosures or responses to discovery; the protection it affords from public disclosure and use extends only to the limited information or items that are entitled to confidential treatment under the applicable legal principles; and it does not presumptively entitle parties to file confidential information under seal.

         2. CONFERENCE OF PARTIES The parties conferred about the need for a protective order as required by Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(c)(1) and LCR 26(c)(1).

         3. NEED FOR PRODUCTION The parties' need for production of privileged and confidential information and records outweighs any reason for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of those records.

         4. “CONFIDENTIAL” MATERIAL “Confidential” material shall include the following documents and tangible things produced or otherwise exchanged:

A. Amy Viklund's Children's Administration files;
B. T.V.'s Placement History file;
C. Master Assignment History file;
D. Licensing files of former foster parents of T.V., including James Conery, San Yun, Teresa Curtis, and Quinn Flanegan (aka Quinn Evants);
E. Files for foster homes where T.V. resided;
F. Children's Administration files of Cathy Knoth;
G. Non-privileged e-mails related to this matter; and
H. Any further documents provided by the above-named Defendants to Plaintiff in this matter that are not currently identified and/or requested that ...

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