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Plaintiffs-appellants Karil Vangeloff and Norman D. Masters have appealed from an order entered by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan denying the appellants' motion to cite appellees for contempt of court. The case from which this controversy arose was filed in April 1983 by the appellants against KFC Corporation and others, seeking damages arising from a franchising agreement between Vangeloff, Masters and KFC to operate H. Salt Fish & Chips fast food outlets. During the pendency of this action, the trial court, on November 3, 1984, entered a stipulated order to protect the confidentiality of documents produced by the parties. The order stated that the protected information ""shall be used only in these proceedings, and any appeal therefrom, and shall not be used for any other purpose."" The order provided that, at the conclusion of the proceedings, the protected documents were to be returned to the party who supplied them, and that each party was to acknowledge in writing the return of those documents.