United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
J. ROSENSTENGEL MAGISTRATE JUDGE
G. WILKERSON UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Fe Fuentes, M.D., John Trost, M.D., Stephen Ritz, D.O., and
Wexford Health Sources, Inc., (“Wexford”), seek
entry of a Protective Order relative to certain Wexford
contracts, policies and 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,
Portions of Wexford's contract, policies, procedures, and
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.
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.
These protected documents shall be maintained in confidence
by counsel and shall not be disclosed to any person except:
a. This Court and its officers;
b. Stenographic reporters;
c. Counsel for Defendants;
d. Employees of counsel; and
e. Experts retained in this litigation.
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.
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 ...