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#7 Pretrial Agreements – Ask Court to Choose a Protective Order

The Parties Will Ask the Court to Choose a Protective Order. Sometimes discovery is bogged down from the very beginning when the parties cannot agree on the form of a protective order.  This is particularly a problem in patent infringement cases and other big-stakes matters involving sensitive business information. Sometimes the parties will negotiate a month or two trying to reach agreement on the language of a protective order, to no avail.  When that occurs, the parties have wasted several weeks and their clients’, or their own, time and money. Most judges have a good sense of what they think …


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