In re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation

Filing 224

STIPULATION AND ORDER TO EXTEND TIME FOR AT&T AND CINGULAR DEFENDANTS TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS. This document relates to C07-1324 (US v Rabner), C07-1326 (US v Palermino) and C07-1396 (US v Volz): The AT&T and Cingular Defendants need not answer or otherwise respond to the complaints until 60 days after this court issues an order resolving the dispositive motions set for hearing by the court's Order of 3/26/2007. Signed by Chief Judge Vaughn R Walker on 3/30/2007. (cgk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/30/2007)

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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 AT&T and Cingular 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 AT&T AND CINGULAR DEFENDANTS TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS This Document Relates To: United States v. Rabner, No. 07-1324; United States v. Palermino, No. 07-1326; and, United States v. Volz, No. 07-1396. [Civil L.R. 6-2, 7-1(5), 7-12] Courtroom: 6, 17th Floor Judge: Hon. Vaughn R. Walker Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for AT&T and Cingular Defendants to Respond to 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 A. RECITALS On February 21, 2007, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's order transferring Clayton v. AT&T Communications of the Southwest, Inc., No. 07-1187; United States v. Gaw, No. 07-1242; United States v. Rabner, No. 07-1324; United States v. Palermino, No. 07-1326; United States v. Volz, No. 07-1396; and United States v. Adams, No. 07-1323 (the "Federal-State Cases") was entered on this Court's docket, at which point the transfer of those cases became effective. Dkt. 173. B. As of the date of this Stipulation, the AT&T and Cingular Defendants (as defined in footnote 3 of the Joint Case Management Statement, Dkt. 61-1) have not answered or moved to dismiss the complaints brought by the United States in three of the Federal-State Cases, i.e., United States v. Rabner, No. 07-1324; United States v. Palermino, No. 07-1326; and United States v. Volz, No. 07-1396. C. On March 26, 2007, the Court entered an Order in the six Federal-State cases. Dkt. 219. This Order did not specify whether telecommunications carriers now must answer the complaints filed by the United States against them in these cases. STIPULATION The United States and the AT&T and Cingular Defendants hereby stipulate that the AT&T and Cingular Defendants need not answer or otherwise respond to the complaints in United States v. Rabner, No. 07-1324; United States v. Palermino, No. 07-1326; and United States v. Volz, No. 07-1396 until sixty days after this Court issues an order resolving the dispositive motions set for hearing by the Order of March 26, 2007. // // // // // // 2 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for AT&T and Cingular Defendants to Respond to Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Dated: March 28, 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/ Marc H. Axelbaum Marc H. Axelbaum 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 // // // // // // Attorneys for the AT&T and Cingular Defendants 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 below. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing declaration is true and correct. Executed on March 28, 2007, at San Francisco, California. /s/ Marc H. Axelbaum Marc H. Axelbaum Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for AT&T and Cingular Defendants to Respond to 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 Dated: March 28, 2007. PETER D. KEISLER Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division CARL J. NICHOLS Deputy Assistant Attorney General DOUGLAS N. LETTER Terrorism Litigation Counsel JOSEPH H. HUNT Director, Federal Programs Branch ANTHONY J. COPPOLINO Special Litigation Counsel ANDREW H. TANNENBAUM Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Room 6102 Washington, DC 20001 Telephone: (202) 514-4782 Fax: (202) 616-8460 Email: tony.coppolino@usdoj.gov /s/ Anthony J. Coppolino per G.O. 45 Anthony J. Coppolino Attorneys for United States of America By 4 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for AT&T and Cingular Defendants to Respond to 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 [PROPOSED] ORDER Pursuant to the foregoing Stipulation, and good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: The AT&T and Cingular Defendants need not answer or otherwise respond to the complaints in United States v. Rabner, No. 07-1324; United States v. Palermino, No. 071326; and United States v. Volz, No. 07-1396 until sixty days after this Court issues an order resolving the dispositive motions set for hearing by the Order of March 26, 2007. PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. 30 Dated: March __, 2007. UNIT ED S S DISTRICT TE C TA ER N F D IS T IC T O R 5 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for AT&T and Cingular Defendants to Respond to Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW A C LI aughn R Judge V FO Walker R NIA Hon. Vaughn R.O OR IT IS S Walker United States District Chief Judge DERED RT U O NO RT H

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