PROTECTIVE ORDER REGARDING ATTORNEY'S EYES ONLY INFORMATION
B. LYNN WINMILL, Chief District Judge.
This matter having come before the Court pursuant to the stipulation of the parties, and good cause being shown, and good cause being shown,
NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that the Stipulation (docket no. 31) is APPROVED, and the following procedures shall be used in this action for the protection of the parties against the improper disclosure or use of confidential information produced in discovery or filed with the Court:
(a) "Employee Salary or Wage Information". Information which indicates the name of a specific employee of Defendant and such employee's salary or wages, including but not limited to annual salary or wages, salary or wages increases, salary or wage decreases, or salary or wage modifications.
(b) "Attorney's Eyes Only". A document, court filing, response to interrogatory, or request for admission, or testimony of a witness showing or discussing Employee Salary or Wage Information may be designated by a party as "Attorney's Eyes Only, " if good cause exists to designate the material as protected.
2. DESIGNATION OF INFORMATION PRODUCED
Any answers, responses or documents deemed Attorney's Eyes Only under Paragraph 1 by the Producing Party shall be marked or stamped by the Producing Party as: ATTORNEY'S EYES ONLY. Stamping or marking material as set forth in this paragraph shall constitute certification by the Producing Party that it reasonably believes good cause exists to so designate the material pursuant to this Protective Order.
The CM/ECF system will not electronically serve sealed material. Parties must serve sealed documents by mail or email, as required by rule.
If Employee Salary or Wage Information is marked as a deposition exhibit, such exhibit shall retain its designated status and, if filed, shall be filed under seal.
(b) During any deposition, counsel for the Producing Party may request that any portions of the deposition or deposition exhibits also be treated as Attorney's Eyes Only. The room in which the deposition is being taken shall, at the request of the Producing Party, be closed in accordance with the restriction of Paragraphs 4 and 5. The presence of persons not entitled to attend a deposition pursuant to this paragraph shall constitute justification for counsel to the Producing Party to advise or instruct the witness not to answer.
(c) Upon receipt, all deposition transcripts and the exhibits thereto shall be treated initially as Attorney's Eyes Only, until fifteen (15) days after receipt of the transcript, unless the parties expressly agree otherwise. Within fifteen (15) days after receipt of the transcript, any party may designate portions of the deposition transcript as Attorney's Eyes Only. The designation shall be accomplished by a letter to all other parties and the court reported listing the pages, lines, and exhibits constituting confidential information and the category of confidentiality. If the Producing Party previously designated portions of testimony as Attorney's Eyes Only during the deposition, ...