United States District Court, S.D. Illinois, East St. Louis Division
DWAYNE M. WOODSON, #N10392, Plaintiff,
DR. MAGID FAHIM, DR. SAM NWAOBASI, DR. JAMES KREIG, JESSIE CANADY, MICHAEL NELSON, TONYA SMITH, and KIMBERLY BUTLER, Defendants.
G. WILKERSON United States Magistrate Judge
Court hereby enters a Protective Order regarding Wexford
Health Sources, Inc.'s policies, procedures, and
guidelines that may be produced during discovery or during
trial. A Protective Order is necessary and appropriate
pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(c), and the Court being otherwise
fully advised in the premises, it is hereby ordered:
Portions of Wexford's policies, procedures, and
guidelines contain highly sensitive and proprietary business
information that could be very valuable to Defendant
Wexford's competitors if publically released. Said copies
produced in this action shall be stamped with the phrase
“Confidential and Subject to Protective Order”
(the “protected documents”), stamped with the
case number, with confidential and proprietary information
redacted, and shall be protected and given confidential
treatment as described in this Order.
These protected documents shall be produced to
Plaintiff's appointed counsel, and shall not be disclosed
to any person except:
a. This Court and its officers;
b. Stenographic reporters;
d. Employees of counsel; and
e. Experts retained in this litigation.
f. Plaintiff himself only as set forth in paragraph 3.
Wexford Staff Assistant at Menard CC shall facilitate the
viewing of documents, identified by Plaintiff's counsel,
by Plaintiff in a locked environment for a two hour period.
That time period may be enlarged upon Plaintiff's request
but shall not exceed three hours. Plaintiff may review the
documents and take notes but he may not copy the documents.
Upon conclusion of the viewing, the Wexford Staff Assistant
shall retrieve and retain the documents. In the event that
Plaintiff's counsel believes that there is some benefit
to Plaintiff's possession of a copy of a document(s), he
shall first confer with Defendants' counsel in an attempt
to reach an agreement. If such an agreement cannot be
reached, counsel shall contact the Court for a discovery
dispute conference and shall submit the document(s) for
in camera inspection. Thereafter, the Court may
require written motions.
Except as otherwise provided by this Order or by further
order of the Court, the protected documents shall be used for
no purpose other than prosecuting or defending the
above-captioned proceeding, shall be disclosed only to the
persons identified in Paragraph 3, and they shall not be used
in any other civil case, criminal case, litigation, or
Individuals or entities permitted access to protected
documents pursuant to Paragraph 2 above are hereby ordered
not to show, convey, or reproduce any information or document
so designated, or parts thereof, or copies thereof, or any
matter contained therein, or any abstracts or summaries
thereof, to any individual or to any entity who would not
otherwise have access to said material under the provisions
of this order, unless they secure the ...