|SUNBEAM PRODUCTS, INC.,||)|
|a Delaware corporation,||)|
|)||Magistrate Judge Keys|
|AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION,||)|
|an Illinois corporation,||)|
|ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN||)|
|PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS, INC.,||)|
Defendant American Medical Association ("AMA"), by its attorneys, submits this status report regarding the confidentiality of documents produced in this case:
1. In an order dated November 3, 1998, this Court rescinded the Stipulated Protective Order Governing Confidentiality ("Confidentiality Order"). The Court granted the AMA leave to file a motion for a new protective order identifying any documents it wishes to keep confidential.1
2. Only one document which the AMA previously designated as "confidential" pursuant to the Confidentiality Order has been filed with the Court. Plaintiff Sunbeam Products, Inc. ("Sunbeam") filed that document under seal. Upon further review, the AMA does not assert confidentiality for that particular document.
3. As to the remaining documents that the AMA produced to Sunbeam during this lawsuit, Sunbeam and the AMA have agreed, wholly apart from the status of the Confidentiality Order, to maintain the confidentiality of each other's confidential documents. In addition, the parties intend to return copies of each other's documents to the producing party. Thus, because the rescission of the Confidentiality Order affects only one document, and because the AMA no longer asserts confidentiality for that document, the AMA does not seek the entry of a new protective order.
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION