Hepting et al v. AT&T Corp. et al

Filing 17

Proposed Order re 16 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 3/31/2006)

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Hepting et al v. AT&T Corp. et al Doc. 17 ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION 1 CINDY COHN (145997) cindy@eff.org 2 LEE TIEN (148216) tien@eff.org 3 KURT OPSAHL (191303) kurt@eff.org 4 KEVIN S. BANKSTON (217026) bankston@eff.org 5 CORYNNE MCSHERRY (221504) corynne@eff.org 6 JAMES S. TYRE (083117) jstyre@eff.org 7 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 8 Telephone: 415/436-9333 415/436-9993 (fax) 9 Attorneys for Plaintiffs 10 [Additional counsel appear on signature page.] 11 12 13 14 ) TASH HEPTING, GREGORY HICKS, 15 CAROLYN JEWEL and ERIK KNUTZEN, on ) 16 Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly ) ) Situated, ) 17 Plaintiffs, ) 18 ) vs. ) 19 ) AT&T CORP., et al. ) 20 ) Defendants. ) 21 ) 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 TRABER & VOORHEES BERT VOORHEES (137623) bv@tvlegal.com THERESA M. TRABER (116305) tmt@tvlegal.com 128 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 204 Pasadena, CA 91103 Telephone: 626/585-9611 626/ 577-7079 (fax) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA No.C-06-0672-VRW CLASS ACTION [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION The Hon. Vaughn R. Walker, Chief Judge Dockets.Justia.com 1 This matter came on for hearing before the Court on Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary 2 injunction. Having given full consideration to all of Plaintiffs' papers, evidence, and the relevant 3 authorities, all of Defendants' responses thereto, and the oral presentations of counsel, and good 4 cause appearing, in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65(b), it is HEREBY 5 ORDERED as follows: 6 1. Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction is GRANTED. Plaintiffs have 7 demonstrated: (i) a likelihood of success on the merits of their Title III and Fourth Amendment 8 claims, (ii) irreparable harm if they are not granted a preliminary injunction, (iii) the balance of 9 hardships tipping in their favor, (iv) and the public interest favors the interim relief sought in 10 their application, sufficient to merit and constitute good cause for the issuance of a Preliminary 11 Injunction Order as more particularly described herein. 12 2. Defendants, their officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys, parent, 13 subsidiary or related entity, any person acting for, with, by, through or under them, and any 14 person in active concert or participation with them having actual notice of this Order by personal 15 service or otherwise, and each of them, shall be immediately preliminarily enjoined and 16 restrained during the pendency of this action from facilitating the interception, use, or disclosure 17 of its customers' communications by or to the United States Government except pursuant to a 18 court order or a legally valid certification by the Attorney General of the United States for short19 term, emergency circumstances and lasting no longer than 48 or 72 hours as specifically 20 provided in 18 U.S.C. 2511(2)(a)(ii) (permitting emergency surveillance under Title III and 21 FISA), 18 U.S.C. 2518(7) (Title III emergency surveillance for no more than 48 hours), and 50 22 U.S.C. 1805(f) (FISA emergency surveillance for no more than 72 hours). 23 3. Defendants shall file with the Court and serve upon Plaintiff's counsel within 24 thirty days of the entry of this Order of Preliminary Injunction an affidavit or declaration 25 attesting to and detailing Defendants' compliance with it. 26 4. No bond is required. The balance of hardships favors Plaintiffs, who are 27 experiencing harm to fundamental rights guaranteed them by the Constitution, while Defendants 28 [PROPOSED] ORDER - C-06-0672-VRW -1- 1 do not face a likelihood of financial or other harm from complying with this injunction. 2 Jorgensen v. Cassiday, 320 F.3d 906, 919 (9th Cir. 2003), see also Barahona-Gomez v. Reno, 3 167 F.3d 1228, 1237 (9th Cir. 1999). 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 [PROPOSED] ORDER - C-06-0672-VRW * * * ORDER IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: _________________________ THE HONORABLE VAUGHN R. WALKER CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE T:\CasesSF\AT&T Privacy\Shared_Counsel\ProposedOrder-New.doc -2- 1 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on March 31, 2006, I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk 3 of the Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to the e-mail 4 addresses denoted on the attached Electronic Mail Notice List, and I hereby certify that I have 5 mailed the foregoing document or paper via FedEx to the non-CM/ECF participants indicated on 6 the attached Manual Notice List. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 /s/ REED R. KATHREIN REED R. KATHREIN LERACH COUGHLIN STOIA GELLER RUDMAN & ROBBINS LLP 100 Pine Street, 26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: 415/288-4545 415/288-4534 (fax) E-mail: ReedK@lerachlaw.com CAND-ECF Page 1 of 2 Mailing Information for a Case 3:06-cv-00672-VRW Electronic Mail Notice List The following are those who are currently on the list to receive e-mail notices for this case. Stuart Bankston bankston@eff.org Kevin Ann Cohn cindy@eff.org wendy@eff.org;barak@eff.org Cindy A. Ericson bruce.ericson@pillsburylaw.com Bruce D Friedman JFriedman@lerachlaw.com RebeccaG@lerachlaw.com Jeff A. Isaacson erici@lerachlaw.com jackiew@lerachlaw.com Eric R. Kathrein reedk@lerachlaw.com e_file_sd@lerachlaw.com;e_file_sf@lerachlaw.com Reed McSherry corynne@eff.org Corynne V. Morris mariam@mwbhl.com e_file_sd@lerachlaw.com;e_file_sf@lerachlaw.com Maria Opsahl kurt@eff.org Kurt Eve Scarlett shanas@lerachlaw.com e_file_sd@lerachlaw.com;e_file_sf@lerachlaw.com Shana M. Traber, Esq tmt@tvlegal.com Theresa Samuel Tyre jstyre@jstyre.com jstyre@eff.org James Voorhees bv@tvlegal.com Bert Manual Notice List The following is the list of attorneys who are not on the list to receive e-mail notices for this case (who therefore require manual noticing). You may wish to use your mouse to select and copy this list into your word processing program in order to create notices or labels for these recipients. Lee Tien https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/MailList.pl?814506106457448-L_293_0-1 3/30/2006 CAND-ECF Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Lee Tien Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Page 2 of 2 https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/MailList.pl?814506106457448-L_293_0-1 3/30/2006

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