Plaintiff's motion to allow disclosure of defendant's highly confidential CAD files to its expert was denied. "The court recognizes that most of the potential experts [plaintiff] contacted were not only reluctant to take a position in opposition to [defendant], but actually hoped to get work from [defendant]. Nevertheless, the extreme sensitivity of the [CAD] files raises heightened concerns of inadvertent disclosure to competitors that may not be protected adequately by the [protective order]. . . . [T]he court finds that the risk of inadvertent disclosure outweighs [plaintiff's] need to show the [CAD] files to [its expert] at this time. [Plaintiff's expert] acknowledges that he currently does consulting work for two [of defendant's] competitors, and he is likely to consult with other competitors in the future. . . ."
Saso Golf, Inc. v. Nike, Inc., 1-08-cv-01110
(ILND October 5, 2009, Memorandum Opinion & Order) (Nolan, J.)