United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
WATHEN | LEID | HALL, P.C. Rory W. Leid, III, WSBA #25075
Galen L. Ryan, WSBA #46737 Attorneys for Defendant Allstate.
C. COUGHENOUR, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
matter comes before the Court on the parties' stipulated
motion for protective order regarding Allstate's
production of corporate documents (Dkt. No. 29). The Court
ENTERS the following:
Purposes and Limitations
in this action is likely to involve production of
confidential, proprietary, or private information for which
special protection may be warranted. This agreement is
consistent with Western District of Washington Local Civil
Rule 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.
Information” as used in this order shall mean any
document, correspondence, or material that was produced by
Allstate that reflects proprietary information that is not
public knowledge. These documents include but are not limited
to: Allstate's Claims Manuals, Allstate's course and
training materials, or Allstate's confidential and
proprietary information that may be included within documents
produced pursuant to Plaintiffs' discovery requests.
Filing Confidential Information with the Court
filing confidential material or discussing or referencing
such material in court filings, the filing party shall confer
with the designating party to determine whether the
designating party will remove the confidential designation,
whether the document can be redacted, or whether a motion to
seal or stipulation and proposed order is warranted. Local
Civil Rule 5(g) sets forth the procedures that must be
followed and the standards that will be applied when a party
seeks permission from the Court to file material under seal.
Persons Bound by This Order
persons bound by this order are:
a. All present parties to this proceeding; and
b. The employees, agents, and attorneys of both parties,
including experts and consultants.
Obligations of Persons Bound by This ...