BC677822 PATRICK VARDAPOUR VS MAGDY ZOUEN ET AL

Plaintiff’s Motion for Protective Order Restricting the Use of Document Production

TENTATIVE RULING: The motion is granted in part. The Court orders that any documents produced shall not be used for any purpose other than this litigation, shall not be disclosed to anyone unless that person is necessary for purposes of this litigation and that all such documents and copies shall be returned to the producing party when any judgment or settlement is final in this litigation. As to documents produced regarding the State Bar investigation, before using those documents in court a party must file the documents conditionally under seal and submit an application to file the documents under seal pursuant to Rules of Court, rules 2.550 and 2.551. No sanctions are awarded.

The complaint alleges that plaintiff entered into a written contract with defendants to defend them in civil lawsuits. Plaintiff per........