Google Inc. et al v. Egger et al

Filing 554

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Google Inc. et al v. Egger et al Doc. 554 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Mohamed Abdullah Warsame and Jonathan Lee Riches have moved to intervene in this litigation. Doc #533. The paper they This document relates to: ALL CASES / IN RE: NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS RECORDS LITIGATION MDL Docket No 06-1791 VRW ORDER IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA have filed seeking leave to intervene also purports to seek intervention on behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which is already an active participant in this litigation. EFF has filed a letter denying any affiliation with Warsame and/or Riches. Doc #534. In support of their motion, Warsame and Riches assert: "Intervenors have a vested interest in this litigation. Defendant's [sic] illegally wiretapped intervenors [sic] phones under FISA. [Riches'] civil rights and privacy were violated by defendants who sold telephone calls of him to CNN, who then Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 featured Riches in a program entitled CNN presents `How to Rob a Bank.'" Doc # 533. These allegations concern matters remote from the subject matter of the instant multi-district litigation and are not an appropriate basis for intervention under the federal rules. The motion to intervene at docket number 533 is therefore DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. VAUGHN R WALKER United States District Chief Judge 2

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