In re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation

Filing 192

STIPULATION Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for BellSouth Defendants to Respond to Consolidated Complaint by BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., BellSouth Communications Systems, LLC, BellSouth Corp.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 3/12/2007)

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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 BellSouth Defendants UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION MDL Dkt. No. 06-1791-VRW In re: NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS RECORDS LITIGATION STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO EXTEND TIME FOR BELLSOUTH DEFENDANTS TO RESPOND TO CONSOLIDATED COMPLAINT This Document Relates To: 06-5343-VRW 06-5485-VRW 06-5576-VRW 06-6253-VRW 07-0464-VRW Mayer v. Verizon Communications, Inc., et al., No. 06-3650 (S.D.N.Y.) (N.D. Cal. case no. not yet assigned) [Civil L.R. 6-2, 7-1(a)(5), 7-12] Courtroom: 6, 17th Floor Judge: Hon. Vaughn R. Walker Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for BellSouth Defendants to Respond to Consolidated Complaint 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 A. RECITALS On January 16, 2007, the plaintiffs in Herron, 06-5343-VRW; Joll, 06-5485; Conner, 06-5576; Derosier, 06-6253-VRW; Lebow, 07-0464-VRW; and Mayer v. Verizon Communications, Inc., et al., No. 06-3650 (S.D.N.Y.) (N.D. Cal. case no. not yet assigned) ("BellSouth Plaintiffs") filed a "Master Consolidated Complaint Against Defendant `BellSouth' for Damages, Declaratory and Equitable Relief" ("BellSouth Consolidated Complaint"). Dkt. 126. B. On January 16, 2007, plaintiffs filed consolidated complaints against Cingular defendants, Sprint defendants, the Verizon/MCI defendants and several miscellaneous defendants. See Dkts. 121, 123, 124, 125. C. On February 20, 2007, this Court entered an Order holding, inter alia, "If in any case the parties fail to file a stipulation for stay on or before March 8, 2007, defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint in such case not later than March 29, 2007." Dkt. 172. D. The parties to the Sprint and Cingular consolidated complaints have agreed to a stay of those cases. See Dkts. 163, 177. All of the miscellaneous defendants have been dismissed from this MDL. See Dkts. 162, 164, 184 and 185. E. Under the Court's Order of February 20, 2007 (Dkt. 172), responses to the BellSouth Consolidated Complaint and the Verizon/MCI consolidated complaint against (Dkt. 125) are currently due on March 29, 2007. F. The BellSouth Plaintiffs and Defendants have consulted regarding a stipulation with respect to the dates on which the BellSouth Defendants should file an answer or otherwise respond to the BellSouth Consolidated Complaint. Because resolution of motions to dismiss the Verizon/MCI Consolidated Complaint could materially impact briefing of the BellSouth Consolidated Complaint, and because the BellSouth Consolidated Complaint also may present different factual and legal issues, the BellSouth Plaintiffs and Defendants believe that it would be most efficient and economical of party and judicial -2Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for BellSouth Defendants to Respond to Consolidated Complaint 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 resources for the BellSouth Defendants' motion to dismiss to be briefed and heard on a different, later schedule than the motion to dismiss the Verizon/MCI Consolidated Complaint that the Verizon/MCI Defendants intend to file. G. To avoid simultaneous briefing, and in furtherance of judicial economy, the Bellsouth Plaintiffs and Defendants therefore agree to extend the time to answer or otherwise respond to the BellSouth Consolidated Complaint as set forth below. STIPULATION The BellSouth Plaintiffs and Defendants hereby stipulate that the BellSouth Defendants may have until the latter of the following dates to answer or otherwise respond to the BellSouth Consolidated Complaint: 1. 2. May 29, 2007. Twenty-eight days after the Court decides any motion to dismiss the Master Consolidated Complaint Against MCI Defendants and Verizon Defendants (Dkt. 125) brought by any defendant named by Dkt. 125. Dated: March 12, 2007. PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP BRUCE A. ERICSON DAVID L. ANDERSON JACOB R. SORENSEN MARC H. AXELBAUM DANIEL J. RICHERT 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/ Bruce A. Ericson Bruce A. Ericson Attorneys for the BellSouth Defendants -3Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for BellSouth Defendants to Respond to Consolidated Complaint MDL No. 06-1791-VRW 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 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 March 12, 2007, at San Francisco, California. /s/ Bruce A. Ericson Bruce A. Ericson Dated: March 12, 2007 LISKA, EXNICIOS & NUNGESSER ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW VAL PATRICK EXNICIOS One Canal Place, Suite 2290 365 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 410-9611 Fax: (504) 410-9937 By /s/ Val Patrick Exnicios per G.O. 45 Val Patrick Exnicios 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -4- Attorneys for BellSouth Plaintiffs Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for BellSouth Defendants to Respond to Consolidated Complaint 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 good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the BellSouth Defendants shall have until the latter of the following dates to answer or otherwise respond to the BellSouth Consolidated Complaint: 1. 2. May 29, 2007. Twenty-eight days after the Court decides any motion to dismiss the Master Consolidated Complaint Against MCI Defendants and Verizon Defendants (Dkt. 125) brought by any defendant named by Dkt. 125. PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March __, 2007. Hon. Vaughn R. Walker United States District Chief Judge -5- Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for BellSouth Defendants to Respond to Consolidated Complaint MDL No. 06-1791-VRW

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