Software Rights Archive, LLC v. Google Inc. et al

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Software Rights Archive, LLC v. Google Inc. et al Doc. 76 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL MINUTE ORDER VAUGHN R. WALKER United States District Chief Judge DATE: November 17, 2006 COURTROOM DEPUTY: Cora Delfin Court Reporter: Connie Kuhl MDL NO. 06-1791 In Re NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS RECORDS LITIGATION AND ALL RELATED CASES COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF: Cindy Cohn, Lee Tien Barry Himmelstein Laurence Pulgram Mark Guzzi, Peggy Whipple Jacob Perkinson Jon Eisenberg COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT: AT&T : Bruce Ericson, Bradford Berenson Ann Brick, Harvey Grossman, Edward McNicholas USA: Carl Nichols, A. Coppolino TDS TELECOMM: E Garth Black Cyrus Wadia VERIZON: John Andrew Rogovin Samir Jain BELL SOUTH: Douglas Young Michael Kenny SPRINT: John Kester COMCAST: Christopher Soriano CHARTER COMM: Thomas Burke PROCEEDINGS: The court heard argument on the following: (1) whether the government intends to assert the state secrets privilege in all of the cases transferred pursuant to MDL 1791; (2) whether plaintiffs intend to file consolidated/master complaints; (3) what issues in these cases may be resolved without implicating the state secrets privilege, if asserted; (4) what discovery may proceed and how it should be coordinated; (5) issues related to the plaintiffs' proposed organizational structure; RESULTS: The court also sets the following schedule: Dockets.Justia.com All parties to SHOW CAUSE in writing why the Hepting order should not apply to all cases and claims to which the government asserts the state secrets privilege Hearing on motions to remand brought by plaintiffs in Riordan, 06-3574, Campbell, 063596, Chulsky, 06-2530, and Bready, 066313 Hearing on media intervenors' motions to unseal documents in Hepting, 06-672 Master complaints to be served and filed by plaintiffs Hearing on the government's motion for a stay pending disposition of interlocutory appeal in Hepting Hearing on the court's order to SHOW CAUSE why the Hepting order should not apply to all cases and claims to which the government asserts the state secrets privilege December 14, 2006 December 21, 2006, at 2:00 pm December 21, 2006, at 2:00 pm January 8, 2007 February 1, 2007, at 2:00 pm February 1, 2007, at 2:00 pm

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