Google Inc. et al v. Egger et al

Filing 139

ORDER by Judge Ronald M. Whyte Granting 122 Motion to File Documents Under Seal. (jg, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/22/2009)

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Google Inc. et al v. Egger et al Doc. 139 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 PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP BRUCE A. ERICSON #76342 DAVID L. ANDERSON #149604 JACOB R. SORENSEN #209134 MARC H. AXELBAUM #209855 DANIEL J. RICHERT #232208 50 Fremont Street Post Office Box 7880 San Francisco, CA 94120-7880 Telephone: (415) 983-1000 Facsimile: (415) 983-1200 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP DAVID W. CARPENTER (admitted pro hac vice) BRADFORD A. BERENSON (admitted pro hac vice) EDWARD R. MCNICHOLAS (admitted pro hac vice) DAVID LEE LAWSON (admitted pro hac vice) ERIC A. SHUMSKY #206124 1501 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 Telephone: (202) 736-8010 Facsimile: (202) 736-8711 Attorneys for the AT&T Defendants and the Cingular Defendants UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION In re: NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS RECORDS LITIGATION This Document Relates To: All Consolidated Complaints MDL Dkt. No. 06-1791-VRW STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER DEFERRING RESPONSES TO CONSOLIDATED COMPLAINTS [Civil L.R. 6-2, 7-1(5), 7-12] Courtroom: 6, 17th Floor Judge: Hon. Vaughn R. Walker 700605368v5 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Deferring Responses to Consolidated Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW Dockets.Justia.com 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 A. RECITALS On November 17, 2006, this Court held an MDL Case Management Conference where, inter alia, the Court ordered Plaintiffs to file master consolidated complaints against various defendant groups. The Court, however, did not order responses to the consolidated complaints. B. On January 16, 2007, Plaintiffs filed five consolidated complaints against several defendant groups. The first consolidated complaint (Dkt. 121) names as defendants AT&T Mobility LLC (formerly known as Cingular Wireless LLC); New Cingular Wireless Services, Inc.; and Cingular Wireless Corporation (collectively, "Cingular Defendants"). The second consolidated complaint (Dkt. 122) names as defendants TransWorld Network Corp. ("TransWorld"); Comcast Telecommunications, Inc. ("Comcast"); T-Mobile USA, Inc. ("T-Mobile"); and McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, Inc. ("McLeod"). The third consolidated complaint (Dkt. 123) names as defendants Sprint Nextel Corporation; Sprint Communications Co. Ltd. Partnership; Nextel Communications, Inc.; Embarq Corporation; UCOM, Inc.; U.S. Telecom, Inc.; and Utelcom, Inc. (collectively, "Sprint Defendants"). The fourth consolidated complaint (Dkt. 124) names as defendants MCI Communications Services, Inc.; MCI, LLC; and Verizon Communications Inc. (and several subsidiaries of Verizon Communications Inc.) (collectively, "Verizon Defendants"). The fifth consolidated complaint (Dkt. 125) names as defendants BellSouth Communications, LLC; BellSouth Corp.; BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. and AT&T Southeast (formerly known as BellSouth Corporation) (collectively, "BellSouth Defendants"). The Cingular Defendants, Comcast, Sprint Defendants, Verizon Defendants, and BellSouth Defendants are collectively referred to as the "Consolidated Defendants." 1 As stated in the Joint Case Management Statement in this MDL, "[p]ursuant to an agreement with the Plaintiffs in the Dubois case, Defendant Trans World Network Corp. has not responded to the complaint in Dubois, and counsel for Trans World has not entered an appearance in that case or in this proceeding." MDL Dkt. 61, at 3 n.7. As such, Trans World is not a party to this Stipulation. It is the understanding of Consolidated Defendants that Plaintiffs will soon be filing a notice of dismissal of Defendant McLeod from the second Consolidated Complaint. 700605368v5 1 -2- Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Deferring Responses to Consolidated Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW 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 C. Plaintiffs and Consolidated Defendants seek to clarify when the Consolidated Defendants must file responses to the consolidated complaints, and wish to address the matter at the hearing currently scheduled for February 9, 2007. D. In furtherance of judicial economy, Plaintiffs and the Consolidated Defendants agree that the Consolidated Defendants need not file responses to any of the complaints before the Court clarifies when such responses will be due. STIPULATION Plaintiffs and the Consolidated Defendants hereby stipulate as follows: 1. At the hearing on the United States' motion for stay, currently scheduled for February 9, 2007, the parties will seek direction from the Court regarding when the Consolidated Defendants must respond to any of the complaints. 2. The Consolidated Defendants need not respond to any of the complaints until the Court sets a date for such responses. // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 700605368v5 -3- Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Deferring Responses to Consolidated Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW 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 700605368v5 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER 45, X.B I, BRUCE A. ERICSON, hereby declare pursuant to General Order 45, X.B, that I have obtained the concurrence in the filing of this document from each of the other signatories listed below. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing declaration is true and correct. Executed on January 30, 2007, at San Francisco, California. /s/ Marc H. Axelbaum Dated: January 30, 2007. PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP BRUCE A. ERICSON DAVID L. ANDERSON JACOB R. SORENSEN MARC H. AXELBAUM 50 Fremont Street Post Office Box 7880 San Francisco, CA 94120-7880 SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP DAVID W. CARPENTER DAVID L. LAWSON BRADFORD A. BERENSON EDWARD R. McNICHOLAS 1501 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 By /s/ Marc H. Axelbaum Marc H. Axelbaum Attorneys for the AT&T Defendants and the Cingular Defendants -4- Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Deferring Responses to Consolidated Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW 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 700605368v5 ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION CINDY COHN (145997) LEE TIEN (148216) KURT OPSAHL (191303) KEVIN S. BANKSTON (217026) CORYNNE MCSHERRY (221504) JAMES S. TYRE (083117) 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Telephone: (415) 436-9333 Fax: (415) 436-9993 By /s/ Cindy Cohn Cindy Cohn Attorneys for AT&T Class Plaintiffs and Co-Chair of Plaintiffs' Executive Committee WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP JOHN A. ROGOVIN RANDOLPH D. MOSS SAMIR C. JAIN BRIAN M. BOYNTON BENJAMIN C. MIZER 1875 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 663-6000 Fax: (202) 663-6363 By /s/ John Rogovin John Rogovin Attorneys for the Verizon Defendants FARELLA BRAUN & MARTEL DOUGLAS R. YOUNG Russ Building, 30th Floor 235 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94109 Telephone: (415) 954-4438 ALSTON & BIRD LLP MICHAEL P. KENNY WILLIAM H. JORDAN 1201 W. Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Telephone: (404) 881-7000 By /s/ William H. Jordan William H. Jordan Attorneys for the BellSouth Defendants -5- Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Deferring Responses to Consolidated Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW 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 700605368v5 WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY LLP BRENDAN V. SULLIVAN, JR. JOHN G. KESTER GILBERT O. GREENMAN 725 Twelfth Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 Telephone: 202-434-5000 Email: jkester@wc.com; ggreenman@wc.com By /s/ John G. Kester John G. Kester Attorneys for the Sprint Defendants WOLF, BLOCK SCHORR and SOLIS-COHEN LLP M. NORMAN GOLDBERGER CHRISTOPHER L. SORIANO 1650 Arch Street, 22nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 Telephone: 215-977-2000 Email: mgoldberger@wolfblock.com; csoriano@wolfblock.com HOOVER HULL LLP ANDREW W. HULL ALICE M. MORICAL JASON L. FULK 111 Monument Circle, Suite 4400 Indianapolis, IN 46244 Telephone: (317) 822-0294 Email: awhull@hooverhull.com; amorical@hooverhull.com; jfulk@hooverhull.com By /s/ Christopher L. Soriano Christopher L. Soriano Attorneys for Comcast -6- Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Deferring Responses to Consolidated Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW 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 700605368v5 [PROPOSED] ORDER Pursuant to the foregoing Stipulation, and good cause appearing, the Court orders the following: 1. At the hearing on the United States' motion for stay, currently scheduled for February 9, 2007, the Court will address when Defendants must respond to the complaints filed against them. 2. No Defendants need respond to any complaints until the Court sets a date such a response. PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: January __, 2007. Hon. Vaughn R. Walker United States District Chief Judge -7- Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Deferring Responses to Consolidated Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW

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