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Protective Orders

In light of the holding in Jepson, Inc. v. Makita Elec. Works, Ltd., 30 F.3d 854, 858-59 (7th Cir. 1994), with respect to protective orders:

A. This court will not require the inclusion of an express finding of good cause in such orders. Instead it will review such orders with care and in detail before signing them. Its issuance of the protective order in the light of this Standing Order will constitute its determination, as required by Rule 26(c), that good cause existed for such issuance.

B. Issuance of any protective order will not, however, be given binding effect as a determination of good cause for Rule 26(c)purposes if at any future time either party moves for relief from the limitations of the protective order. At that time this court will engage in an appropriate balancing of the interests between privacy and public access in order to make a new determination of good cause in light of the facts then before this court (see Jepson, supra, 30 F.3d at 859).

C.  ILND Model Confidentiality Order Form

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