United States District Court, D. Nebraska
MARY E. CANNING, Plaintiff,
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY, Defendant.
R. Zwart United States Magistrate Judge.
matter is before the Court on the parties' joint
stipulation and motion for a protective order concerning the
production of documents by the defendant Creighton University
(“the University”) (filing 31).
court finds that the parties have stipulated and agreed that:
Discovery in this action may involve the production of
documents and disclosure of information which the University
claims to be confidential;
parties desire to pursue discovery with a minimum of delay
and expense; and
parties have agreed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. Rules 29 and
26(c) and NELR 7.3 that a protective order should be entered
in connection with the production of documents and disclosure
of information by the University.
court finds that the joint motion should be granted.
HEREBY ORDERED AND AGREED:
used in this order, the word "documents" has the
full extent of its meaning as provided in the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure and includes all written, recorded or
graphic matter whatsoever, in paper or electronic form,
including interrogatory answers, requests to admit and
responses thereto, documents produced by any party to this
action whether pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
26, 34, by subpoena duces tecum or by agreement, deposition
transcripts and exhibits, and any portion of any Court papers
which quote from any of the foregoing.
used in this order, the words "personnel records"
means records of current or former residents or other
employees of the University.
documents and disclosure of information pertaining to
personnel records and every portion thereof, produced by the
University, pursuant to any discovery procedure or informal
exchange of documents in this matter, shall be considered
"confidential" for purposes of this order and shall
be used by the non-producing parties, their experts and
attorneys, only for the preparation for and conduct of
proceedings herein and not for any business or other purpose
whatsoever. Documents which were prepared by and obtained
from any individual, entity or agency other than the
University or a person acting for the University and which
would be discoverable from that entity, agency, or person
shall not be deemed confidential for purposes of this order.
Except as hereinafter provided, no confidential documents or
disclosure information, nor any portion or summary thereof,
produced by the University shall be given, shown, disclosed,
or communicated by the parties in any way, directly or
indirectly, to any person or entity other than:
Counsel for the parties in this ...