Google Inc. et al v. Egger et al

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Google Inc. et al v. Egger et al Doc. 542 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 Jacob R. Sorensen #209134 Marc H. Axelbaum #209855 50 Fremont Street Post Office Box 7880 San Francisco, CA 94120 Tel.: (415) 983-1000 Fax: (415) 983-1200 Email: bruce.ericson@pillsburylaw.com Attorneys for Defendants BellSouth Corp., AT&T Corp., and AT&T Inc. [Additional counsel listed on signature page] UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION In re: NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS RECORDS LITIGATION MDL Dkt. No. 06-1791-VRW STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING NEW CASE AND NOTICE OF DISMISSAL OF DEFENDANT CELLCO PARTNERSHIP This Document Relates To: McMurray v. Verizon Communications, N.D. Cal No. C 09-0131 VRW [Civil L.R. 6-2, 7-1(5), 7-12] Courtroom: 6, 17th Floor Judge: Hon. Vaughn R. Walker 701393318v1 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Regarding New Case and Notice of 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 Transfer of McMurray to this MDL A. RECITALS On July 10, 2008, Plaintiffs Rev. Joe McMurray, et al., filed a complaint against Defendants Verizon Communications Inc. and Cellco Partnership (collectively, the "Verizon Defendants"); BellSouth Corporation, AT&T Corporation, and AT&T Inc. (collectively, the "AT&T Defendants"); George W. Bush, "individually in his executive capacity and as representative of the United States of America," and the National Security Agency (collectively, the "Government Defendants") in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in Case No. 1:08-6264. B. On August 12, 2008, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("JPML") issued a Conditional Transfer Order ("CTO-7") transferring this action to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California as part of MDL-1791, In re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation. On September 9, 2008, the Plaintiffs filed a motion to vacate CTO-7. The JPML considered the Plaintiffs' motion without oral argument at its November 20, 2008 sitting. C. On Dec. 19, 2008, the JPML ordered that this action be included in MDL No. 1791 for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings. The JPML's transfer order was filed with this Court on Dec. 23, 2008. Timing of Duty to Respond in McMurray D. Prior to transfer, the Verizon Defendants, AT&T Corporation and AT&T Inc. were served with the McMurray complaint on November 12, 2008. Accordingly, the original deadline for the Verizon Defendants, AT&T Corporation and AT&T Inc. to answer or otherwise respond was December 2, 2008. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(a)(1). E. Defendant BellSouth Corporation was served with the McMurray complaint on November 14, 2008. Accordingly, the original deadline for BellSouth Corporation to answer or otherwise respond to it was December 4, 2008. See id. 2 701393318v1 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Regarding New Case and Notice of Dismissal 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 F. The Government Defendants were served with the McMurray complaint on November 14, 2008. Accordingly, the deadline for the Government Defendants to answer or otherwise respond to it is January 12, 2009. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(a)(2). G. The Verizon and AT&T Defendants informally agreed with the McMurray Plaintiffs to an extension of those defendants' respective deadlines to respond to the complaint while they were negotiating this Stipulation. H. The parties have not previously requested an adjournment or an extension of time to respond to the McMurray complaint from any court. Disposition of McMurray Before This Court I. The parties have not been able to reach complete agreement regarding the appropriate posture of the McMurray complaint in the MDL, and each side reserves its right to bring the matter to the Court's attention. J. Plaintiffs are agreeable to staying the obligations of all of the Defendants to answer or otherwise respond to the McMurray complaint for 65 days from the date of this stipulation in the interim, that is, until March 19, 2009. STIPULATION Plaintiffs and Defendants hereby stipulate as follows: 1. The Plaintiffs, the Verizon Defendants, the AT&T Defendants, and the Government Defendants hereby stipulate that no Defendant need answer or otherwise respond to the complaint in this action until March 19, 2009. 2. By entering into this Stipulation, neither Plaintiffs nor Defendants waive any procedural or substantive defenses, rights or objections, including, but not limited to, the right to challenge personal jurisdiction over any particular Defendant. DISMISSAL Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1)(A)(i), Plaintiffs hereby dismiss 3 701393318v1 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Regarding New Case and Notice of Dismissal 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 Defendant Cellco Partnership from this action without prejudice. Dated: January 13, 2009. CARL J. MAYER MAYER LAW GROUP LLC 66 Witherspoon Street Suite 414 Princeton, NJ 08542 BRUCE I. AFRAN 10 Braeburn Drive Princeton, NJ 08540 STEVEN E. SCHWARZ THE LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN E. SCHWARZ 2461 W. Foster Ave., #1W Chicago, IL 60625 /s/ Bruce I. Afran Bruce I. Afran Attorneys for Plaintiffs PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP BRUCE A. ERICSON 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 /s/ Marc H. Axelbaum Marc H. Axelbaum Attorneys for Defendants BellSouth Corp., AT&T Corp., and AT&T Inc. WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP RANDOLPH D. MOSS (pro hac vice) SAMIR C. JAIN # 181572 BRIAN M. BOYNTON # 222193 CATHERINE M.A. CARROLL (pro hac vice) 1875 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Washington, DC 20006 4 701393318v1 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Regarding New Case and Notice of Dismissal MDL No. 06-1791-VRW By By 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 Tel.: (202) 663-6000 Fax: (202) 663-6363 Email: randolph.moss@wilmerhale.com MUNGER, TOLLES & OLSON LLP HENRY WEISSMANN # 132418 SUSAN R. SZABO # 155315 AIMEE A. FEINBERG # 223309 355 South Grand Avenue 35th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071 Tel.: (213) 683-9100 Fax: (213) 683-5150 Email: henry.weissmann@mto.com /s/ Randolph D. Moss Randolph D. Moss Attorneys for Verizon Communications Inc. and Cellco Partnership GREGORY G. KATSAS Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division JOHN C. O'QUINN Deputy Assistant Attorney General DOUGLAS N. LETTER Terrorism Litigation Counsel JOSEPH H. HUNT Director, Federal Programs Branch ANTHONY J. COPPOLINO Special Litigation Counsel ALEXANDER K. HAAS PAUL G. FREEBORNE Trial Attorneys U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Rm. 6102 Washington, D.C. 20001 Tel.: (202) 514-4782 Fax: (202) 616-8460 Email: tony.coppolino@usdoj.gov By /s/ Anthony J. Coppolino Anthony J. Coppolino Attorneys for the United States By 5 701393318v1 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Regarding New Case and Notice of Dismissal 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 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER 45, X.B I, MARC H. AXELBAUM, 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 above. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing declaration is true and correct. Executed on January 13, 2009, at San Francisco, California. /s/ Marc H. Axelbaum Marc H. Axelbaum 6 701393318v1 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Regarding New Case and Notice of Dismissal 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 [PROPOSED] ORDER Pursuant to the foregoing Stipulation and Notice of Dismissal, and good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: No party need answer or otherwise respond to the complaint in McMurray v. Verizon Communications, N.D. Cal No. C 09-0131 VRW, until March 19, 2009. IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant Cellco Partnership is dismissed from this action without prejudice. PURSUANT TO STIPULATION AND NOTICE, IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: ________, 2009. Hon. Vaughn R. Walker United States District Chief Judge 7 701393318v1 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Regarding New Case and Notice of Dismissal MDL No. 06-1791-VRW

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