United States District Court, District of Nebraska
JACK J. NELSON, Plaintiff,
ROBERT A. MCDONALD, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, Defendant.
STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER
F.A. Gossett United States Magistrate Judge
This matter is before the Court on the parties’ Joint Motion for Entry of Stipulated Protective Order (filing 15). Upon a showing of good cause in support of the entry of a protective order to control the discovery and dissemination of confidential or proprietary information in this case (hereafter collectively referred to as “Confidential Information”), IT IS ORDERED:
The parties’ Joint Motion for Entry of Stipulated Protective Order (filing 15) is granted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED:
1. Confidential Information will include confidential or proprietary business information. For purposes of this Order, the following categories of documents and information will generally be considered “Confidential Information” and subject to this Protective Order:
• Plaintiff’s employment, medical or healthcare records;
• Plaintiff’s tax records;
• Confidential or proprietary business information; and
• Employment-related records of VA employees or former employees other than Plaintiff.
2. Confidential Information subject to this Protective Order may, depending on the content, be included in a variety of documents, including but not limited to, Agency records, documents produced pursuant to written discovery, answers to interrogatories, responses to requests for admission, deposition testimony, including all copies thereof, and other information disclosed in the context of discovery of this case by either party or disclosed pursuant to the discovery procedures created by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
3. Confidential Information shall not be disclosed or used for any purpose except the preparation and trial of this case, Nelson v. McDonald, and will not be used in any other litigation.
4. Defendant is allowed to redact Social Security numbers, employee identification numbers, and dates of birth of employees other than Plaintiff.
5. Confidential Information shall not, without the consent of the party producing it or further Order of the Court, be disclosed except that ...