United States District Court, W.D. North Carolina, Charlotte City Division
D. Whitney, Chief United States District Judge
MATTER is before the Court on Plaintiff's
Consent Motion for Entry of Protective Order, (Doc. No. 61),
seeking the release of North Carolina State Bureau of
Investigations (“SBI”) Reports. The motion is
granted as follows.
parties herein (specifically all Plaintiffs and all answering
Defendants, collectively referred to hereinafter as
“parties”), and the SBI stipulate to the entry of
this Protective Order allowing release of SBI files regarding
investigations into the Lanesboro Correctional Institution
from January 1, 2009, through the present as detailed in the
Schedule of Documents To Be Produced attached to the Subpoena
served on the SBI pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 45 on October 1,
2017. (Doc. No. 61-1 at 10).
for the parties and the SBI stipulate and agree to the
following statements of facts which authorize the Court's
entry of the Protective Order:
parties seek the release of the SBI investigation reports for
the parties' review and possible use in this lawsuit.
SBI reports are material and relevant to the subject matter
involved in this matter.
a. SBI Reports refers to any and all documents and materials
contained in SBI files included in the aforementioned
subpoena, including the related laboratory reports and
findings, and any videos obtained or taken and any
photographs obtained or taken in conjunction with the
b. Document means all writings, drawings, graphs, charts,
recordings, and any other documents as defined in Rule 34 of
the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
c. Material means any document, any answer to any
interrogatory or other discovery request in this action, any
portion of any deposition (including deposition exhibits) in
this action, and any other information produced, given, or
filed in this action.
d. Parties mean the Plaintiffs and Defendants in this action.
Counsel for the SBI, after reviewing this file and related
documents, has determined that the SBI has no objection to
producing the SBI Reports to the parties in response to
Plaintiffs' request for the following reasons:
a. No policy reason exists for denial of the request of
Plaintiffs for production ...