In re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation

Filing 349

STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER TO EXTEND TIME FOR AT&T AND CINGULAR DEFENDANTS TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS by AT&T Corp.. (Axelbaum, Marc) (Filed on 8/14/2007)

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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) DAVID LEE LAWSON (admitted pro hac vice) BRADFORD A. BERENSON (admitted pro hac vice) EDWARD R. MCNICHOLAS (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 ordered the transfer of 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") to this Court's docket. Dkt. 173. B. On March 30, 2007, the Court ordered that the AT&T and Cingular Defendants (as defined in footnote 3 of the Joint Case Management Statement, Dkt. 61-1) "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." Dkt. 224. The Court heard those motions on June 21, 2007. C. On July 24, 2007, the Court denied without prejudice the United States' motions for summary judgment and denied as moot the State Defendants' motions. The Court further ordered that "[a]fter the Ninth Circuit issues an order in Hepting, the parties may renotice their cross motions." Dkt. 334. D. Judicial and party economy is best served by deferring the AT&T and Cingular Defendants' obligation to respond to the complaints in Rabner; Palermino; and Volz until after the Ninth Circuit has provided further guidance and this Court has considered and resolved with prejudice any renewal of the cross motions originally heard on June 21, 2007. 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 Rabner; Palermino; and Volz until 60 days after the resolution with prejudice of the renewal of the cross motions originally heard on June 21, 2007, which the parties anticipate will 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 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 occur after the final adjudication of all appeals of the July 20, 2006 Order in Hepting, et al. v. AT&T Corp., et al., No. 06-672-VRW, including disposition of any petition for certiorari and, if granted, any resulting appeal to the United States Supreme Court ("Hepting Appeals"). In the event that no cross-motion is renewed within 90 days after such final adjudication of the Hepting Appeals, then the AT&T and Cingular Defendants will answer or otherwise respond to the complaints in Rabner; Palermino; and Volz within 120 days after such final adjudication of the Hepting Appeals. Dated: August 14, 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 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3 // // // // // // // Attorneys for the AT&T and Cingular Defendants 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 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 the other signatory listed below. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing declaration is true and correct. Executed on August 14, 2007, at San Francisco, California. /s/ Marc H. Axelbaum Marc H. Axelbaum Dated: August 14, 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 ALEXANDER HAAS 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/ Alexander Haas Alexander Haas 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 60 days after the resolution with prejudice of the renewal of the cross motions originally heard on June 21, 2007, which the parties anticipate will occur after the final adjudication of all appeals of the July 20, 2006 Order in Hepting, et al. v. AT&T Corp., et al., No. 06-672-VRW, including disposition of any petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court ("Hepting Appeals"). In the event that no cross-motion is renewed within 90 days after such final adjudication of the Hepting Appeals, then the AT&T and Cingular Defendants will answer or otherwise respond to the complaints in Rabner; Palermino; and Volz within 120 days after such final adjudication of the Hepting Appeals. PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: ____________, 2007. Hon. Vaughn R. Walker United States District Chief Judge 5 Stipulation and [Proposed] Order to Extend Time for AT&T and Cingular Defendants to Respond to Complaints MDL No. 06-1791-VRW

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