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Cervantes v. Brown
United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
June 28, 2017
RAMIRO CERVANTES, #R44942, Plaintiff,
CHRISTINE BROWN and DR. VIPIN SHAH, Defendants.
J. Rosenstengel Judge.
G. WILKERSON United States Magistrate Judge.
Vipin Shah, M.D., as an employee of Wexford Health Sources,
Inc., (“Wexford”), seeks entry of a Protective
Order relative to certain Wexford policies, procedures, and
other internal records. A Protective Order is necessary and
appropriate pursuant to the terms of Rule 26(c) of the
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to protect the proprietary
nature of the documents sought and to maintain individual
Defendants' security. The Court, being fully advised in
the premises, hereby orders:
1. Portions of Wexford's policies, procedures, and other
documents contain highly sensitive and proprietary business
information that could be very valuable to 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.
2. Plaintiff's counsel can obtain a copy of such
documents but must comply with all other provisions herein.
Plaintiff's counsel may discuss the content of the
documents with Plaintiff, but may not provide Plaintiff with
copies of the documents.
3. These protected documents shall be maintained in
confidence by counsel and shall not be disclosed to any
a. This Court and its officers;
b. Stenographic reporters;
c. Counsel for Defendants;
d. Employees of counsel; and
e. Experts retained in this litigation.
4. 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 and shall be disclosed in the
manner provided in and only to the persons identified in
Paragraphs 2 and 3, and they shall not be used in any other
civil case, criminal case, litigation, or matter.
5. Individuals or entities permitted access to protected
documents pursuant to Paragraph 3 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 written ...
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