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Blocktree Properties, LLC v. Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County Washington

United States District Court, E.D. Washington

August 2, 2019

BLOCKTREE PROPERTIES, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; CORSAIR INVESTMENTS, WA, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; CYTLINE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; 509 MINE, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; MIM INVESTORS, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; MINERS UNITED, LLC, a Washington limited liability company; MARK VARGAS, an individual; WEHASH TECHNOLOGY, LLP, a Washington limited liability company; Plaintiff,
v.
PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 2 OF GRANT COUNTY WASHINGTON, a Washington municipal corporation; TERRY BREWER, individually and in his official capacity; BOB BERND, individually and in his official capacity; DALE WALKER, individually and in his official capacity; TOM FLINT, individually and in his official capacity; LARRY SCHAAPMAN, individually and in his official capacity; DOES 1-10, managers and employees of Grant PUD, individually and in their official capacities, Defendants.

          STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER

          ROSANNA MALOUF PETERSON, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         BEFORE THE COURT is the parties' Stipulated Motion for a Protective Order, ECF No. 93. A district court can enter a protective order upon a showing of good cause. Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(c). Having reviewed the proposed order and the remaining record, the Court finds that good cause exists to enter the parties' proposed Protective Order. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties' Stipulated Motion for a Protective Order, ECF No. 93, is GRANTED. The protective order is set forth below.

         PROTECTIVE ORDER

         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 parties hereby stipulate to and petition the court to enter the following Stipulated Protective Order. The parties acknowledge that this agreement is consistent with Fed.R.Civ.P. 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. “CONFIDENTIAL” MATERIAL

         Any party to this litigation shall have the right to designate Discovery Materials as “Confidential Information” or “Confidential Customer Information” pursuant to this Stipulated Protective Order, and materials designated as such will be referred to as such. Materials marked “Confidential Information” or “Confidential Customer Information” shall be those Discovery Materials, including any document, file, portion of file, transcribed testimony, or other material, that the designating party in good faith reasonably believes to comprise non-public, proprietary or confidential information of the designating party. All confidential material will retain the label “Confidential Information” or “Confidential Customer Information.”

         “Confidential Customer Information” shall include the following documents and tangible things produced or otherwise exchanged: (i) Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Washington's (the “District”) customer email addresses and phone numbers; (ii) load projections, inquiries, requests, or negotiations regarding service from data centers, entities referred to as data centers, customers running server technology, or other similarly situated customers; and, (iii) customer payments for facilities' cost contribution.

         “Confidential Information” shall include: (i) the personal email address, phone number, Social Security number, or other personally identifiable information of any individual; (ii) the non-public financial information, business projections, sales/marketing plans, and customer/supplier information of any Plaintiff; and (iii) any information constituting a trade secret of any Plaintiff.

         3. SCOPE

         This agreement protects (1) Confidential Information and Confidential Customer Information (as defined above, together referred to as “Confidential Material”); (2) any information copied or extracted from Confidential Material; (3) all copies, excerpts, summaries, or compilations of Confidential Material; and (4) any testimony, conversations, or presentations by parties or their counsel that might reveal Confidential Material.

         However, the protections conferred by this agreement do not cover information that is in the public domain or becomes part of the public domain through trial, through voluntary waiver, or otherwise, except as the result of inadvertent or unauthorized release of Confidential Material.

         4. ACCESS TO AND USE OF CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL

         4.1 Basic Principles.

         A receiving party may use Confidential Material that is disclosed or produced by another party or by a non-party in connection with this case only for prosecuting, defending, or attempting to settle this litigation. Confidential Material may be disclosed only to the categories of persons and under the conditions described in this agreement. Confidential Material must be stored and maintained by a receiving party at a location and in a secure manner that ensures that access is limited to the persons authorized under this agreement.

         4.2 Disclosure of Confidential Material or Items.

         Unless otherwise ordered by the Court or permitted in writing by the designating party, a receiving party may only disclose Confidential Material to:

(a) the receiving party's counsel of record in this action, as well as employees of counsel to whom it is reasonably necessary to disclose the information for this litigation;
(b) the officers, directors, and employees (including in house counsel) of the receiving party to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary for this litigation, unless the parties agree that a particular document or material produced is for ...

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