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United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
February 4, 2019, Decided; February 4, 2019, Filed
Case No. CIV-17-575-D
Several motions are pending before the Court.1 The motions involve two central issues. The first is the entry of a protective order [*2] to protect confidential and proprietary information. The second is Plaintiff's requests for production and Rule 30(b)(6) notice topics. Upon consideration of these filings, the Court finds no need for a hearing, and issues its ruling.
A. Protective Order
On November 26, 2018, the parties submitted a joint motion and brief in support of a protective order [Doc. No. 51]. Plaintiff's signature, noting his agreement with the terms, was shown on page six of the proposed protective order. [Doc. No. 51-1 at 6]. On December 3, 2018 the Court, noting a few minor necessary changes, denied without prejudice the parties' proposed Stipulated Protective Order. [Doc. No. 53].
Despite his earlier indication to the Court in the Joint Status Report [Doc. No. 40 at 6] that a protective order was needed to govern the production of confidential information and his agreement to the earlier version of the proposed protective order [Doc. No. 51-1], Plaintiff is now opposed to Defendant's revised proposed protective order [Doc. No. 59-1]. Defendant asserts that the revised version addresses the Court's limited concerns, and that there is good cause for a protective order governing the production of confidential and proprietary [*3] information. Plaintiff's issues with the revised version are addressed in his motion for a hearing at pages one through five. [Doc. No. 54 at 1-5].
The Court will address, sequentially, the following: (1) whether there is good cause for a protective order; (2) Plaintiff's concerns with the revised version; and (3) whether Defendant's revised version is acceptable.
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2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17392 *; 2019 WL 440588
VANCE DOTSON, Plaintiff, v. EXPERIAN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC., Defendant.
Prior History: Dotson v. Energy Future Holdings Corp., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151883 (W.D. Okla., Sept. 19, 2017)
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