5 CFR 185.125 - Protective order.

§ 185.125 Protective order.

(a) A party or a prospective witness or deponent may file a motion for a protective order with respect to discovery sought by an opposing party or with respect to the hearing, seeking to limit the availability or disclosure of evidence.

(b) In issuing a protective order, the ALJ may make any order which justice requires to protect a party or person from annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, or undue burden or expense, including one or more of the following:

(1) That the discovery not be had;

(2) That the discovery may be had only on specified terms and conditions, including a designation of the time or place;

(3) That the discovery may be had only through a method of discovery other than that requested;

(4) That certain matters not be the subject of inquiry, or that the scope of discovery be limited to certain matters;

(5) That discovery be conducted with no one present except persons designated by the ALJ;

(6) That the contents of discovery or evidence be sealed;

(7) That a sealed deposition be opened only by order of the ALJ;

(8) That a trade secret or other confidential research, development, commercial information, or facts pertaining to any criminal investigation, proceeding, or other administrative investigation not be disclosed or be disclosed only in a designated way; or

(9) That the parties simultaneously file specified documents or information enclosed in sealed envelopes to be opened as directed by the ALJ.

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The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 5 CFR Part 185 after this date.

  • 2016-07-19; vol. 81 # 138 - Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    1. 81 FR 46827 - Program Fraud Civil Remedies: Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
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      Effective Date: August 1, 2016. Comment Date: Comments due on or before August 18, 2016.
      5 CFR Part 185
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