ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal et al v. Bowen et al

Filing 108

MOTION to CERTIFY CLASS by ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal, National Organization for Marriage California - Yes on 8, Sponsored by National Organization for Marriage, National Organization for Marriage California PAC, John Doe #1. Motion Hearing set for 8/13/2009 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 7 (MCE) before Judge Morrison C. England Jr.. (Bieniek, Scott)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 James Bopp, Jr. (Ind. State Bar No. 2838-84)* Richard E. Coleson (Ind. State Bar No. 11527-70)* Barry A. Bostrom (Ind. State Bar No.11912-84)* Sarah E. Troupis (Wis. State Bar No. 1061515)* Scott F. Bieniek (Ill. State Bar No. 6295901)* BOPP, COLESON & BOSTROM 1 South Sixth Street Terre Haute, IN 47807-3510 Telephone: (812) 232-2434 Facsimile: (812) 235-3685 Counsel for All Plaintiffs Benjamin W. Bull (AZ Bar No. 009940)* ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 Telephone: (480) 444-0020 Facsimile: (480) 444-0028 Counsel for All Plaintiffs Timothy D. Chandler (Cal. State Bar No. 234325)** ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, CA 95630 Telephone: (916) 932-2850 Facsimile: (916) 932-2851 Counsel for All Plaintiffs * Admitted Pro Hac Vice ** Designated Counsel for Service United States District Court Eastern District of California Sacramento Division PROTECTMARRIAGE.COM, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. DEBRA BOWEN, et al., Defendants. Case No. 2:09-CV-00058-MCE-DAD PLAINTIFFS' NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR CERTIFICATION OF CLASS ACTION Date: Aug. 13, 2009 Time: 2:00 P.M. Courtroom: 7, 14th Floor Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED 1 Plaintiffs' Notice of Motion and Motion for Certification of Class Action 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 TO DEFENDANTS AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD: YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE THAT on Thursday, August 13, 2009, at 2:00 P.M., before the Honorable Morrison C. England, Jr. in Courtroom 7, 14th Floor, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division, located at 501 I Street, Sacramento California 95814, Plaintiffs ProtectMarriage.com--Yes on 8, a Project of California Renewal ("ProtectMarriage.com"), National Organization for Marriage California--Yes on 8, Sponsored by National Organization for Marriage ("NOM-California"), John Doe #1, an individual, and as a representative of the proposed Class of Major Donors ("Major Donors"), and National Organization for Marriage California PAC ("NOM-California PAC"), will and hereby do move for an order directing that the instant action proceed as a class action and determining the class. This motion is made pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(c), and on the grounds specified in this Notice of Motion and Motion for Certification of Class Action, Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Support of Motion for Certification of Class Action, the pleadings, files, and other records in this action, and such further evidence as may be presented to the Court at the time of the hearing. Pursuant to this notice, Plaintiffs ProtectMarriage.com, NOM-California, John Doe #1, and NOM-California PAC hereby move for an order that the above-entitled action be maintained as a class action under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23: (1) On behalf of Plaintiff John Doe #1 and all other individuals and organizations that contributed ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more to Plaintiff ProtectMarriage.com or Plaintiff NOM-California who are similarly situated. (2) Against Defendant Jan Scully, District Attorney for Sacramento County, California, and all other District Attorneys in the State of California who are similarly situated. (3) Against Defendant Dennis J. Herrera, City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, and all other Elected City Attorneys in the State of California who are similarly situated. 2 Plaintiffs' Notice of Motion and Motion for Certification of Class Action 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiffs respectfully request oral argument on this motion. Dated this 3rd day of June, 2009. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Scott F. Bieniek James Bopp, Jr. (Ind. Bar No. 2838-84) Barry A. Bostrom (Ind. Bar No.11912-84) Sarah E. Troupis (Wis. Bar No. 1061515) Scott F. Bieniek (Ill. Bar No. 6295901) BOPP, COLESON & BOSTROM 1 South Sixth Street Terre Haute, IN 47807-3510 Counsel for All Plaintiffs Benjamin W. Bull (Ariz. State Bar No. 009940) ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 Counsel for All Plaintiffs Timothy D. Chandler (Cal. Bar No. 234325) ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND 101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 100 Folsom, CA 95630 Counsel for All Plaintiffs Designated Counsel for Service 3 Plaintiffs' Notice of Motion and Motion for Certification of Class Action 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, Scott F. Bieniek, am over the age of 18 years and not a party to the within action. My business address is 1 South Sixth Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47807. On June 3, 2009, I electronically filed the foregoing document described as Plaintiffs' Notice of Motion and Motion for Certification of Certification of Class Action, with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to: Zackery P. Morazzini zackery.morazzini@doj.ca.gov Attorney for Defendants Debra Bowen and Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Judy W. Whitehurst jwhitehurst@counsel.lacounty.gov Attorney for Defendant Dean C. Logan Terence J. Cassidy tcassidy@porterscott.com Attorney for Defendant Jan Scully Mollie M. Lee mollie.lee@sfgov.org Attorney for Defendants Dennis J. Herrera and Department of Elections - City and Count of San Francisco Lawrence T. Woodlock lwoodlock@fppc.ca.gov Attorney for Defendant Members of the Fair Political Practices Commission I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Indiana that the above is true and correct. Executed this 3rd day of June, 2009. /s/ Scott F. Bieniek Scott F. Bieniek (Ill. State Bar No. 6295901) Counsel for All Plaintiffs 4 Plaintiffs' Notice of Motion and Motion for Certification of Class Action