United States District Court, S.D. New York
September 7, 2005.
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUDAN, REV. MATTHEW MATHIAN DEANG, REV. JAMES KOUNG NINREW, NUER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES IN U.S.A., FATUMA NYAWANG GARBANG, NYOT TOT RIETH, individually and on behalf on the Estate of her husband JOSEPH THIET MAKUAC, STEPHEN HOTH, STEPHEN KUINA, CHIEF TUNGUAR KUEIGWONG RAT, LUKA AYUOL YOL, THOMAS MALUAL KAP, PUOK BOL MUT, CHIEF PATAI TUT, CHIEF PETER RING PATAI, CHIEF GATLUAK CHIEK JANG, YIEN NYINAR RIEK, and MORIS BOL MAJOK, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs,
TALISMAN ENERGY, INC., and REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN, Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: DENISE COTE, District Judge
Having received notification that a Canadian court has issued
discovery orders pertaining to Canadian witnesses Richard Rybiak
("Rybiak") and Jennifer Taylor ("Taylor"), pursuant to this
Court's Requests for International Judicial Assistance, that
require documents to be produced to plaintiffs' counsel and
plaintiffs' counsel to produce those documents to counsel for
defendant Talisman Energy, Inc. ("Talisman"), it is hereby
ORDERED that the plaintiffs shall treat all documents produced
by Rybiak and Taylor as presumptively confidential. Talisman
shall have ten business days from the date it receives copies of
documents to identify which of the documents should be designated confidential pursuant to the Order of September 15,
2003 governing the handling of confidential material in this
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Talisman's request to inspect the
documents first to assess issues of privilege and confidentiality
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