In re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation

Filing 91

STATEMENT OF RECENT DECISION pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-3.d Plaintiffs' Joint Statement of Recent Decisions in Support of Motions for Remand filed byDennis P. Riordan, Tom Campbell. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2)(Pulgram, Laurence) (Filed on 12/18/2006)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 F ENWICK & W EST LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW SAN FRANCISCO ANN BRICK (CSB No. 65296) NICOLE A. OZER (CSB No. 228643) AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 39 Drumm Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: 415/621-2493; Facsimile: 415/255-8437 abrick@aclunc.org, nozer@aclunc.org LAURENCE F. PULGRAM (CSB No. 115163) MITCHELL ZIMMERMAN (CSB No. 88456) JENNIFER L. KELLY (CSB No. 193416) SAINA SHAMILOV (CSB No. 215636) CANDACE MOREY (CSB No. 233081) FENWICK & WEST LLP 275 Battery Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: 415/875-2300; Facsimile: 415/281-1350 lpulgram@fenwick.com; mzimmerman@fenwick.com; jkelly@fenwick.com sshamilov@fenwick.com; cmorey@fenwick.com Attorneys for Plaintiffs Additional counsel listed on following page UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN RE: 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFFS' STATEMENT OF RECENT DECISIONS IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR REMAND MDL-06-1791 CASE NOS. C 06-3574 VRW C 06-3596 VRW Case No. MDL-06-1791 PLAINTIFFS' JOINT STATEMENT OF RECENT DECISIONS IN SUPPORT OF MOTIONS FOR REMAND Date: Time: Courtroom: Judge: December 21, 2006 2:00 p.m. 6, 17th floor Hon. Vaughn R. Walker NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS RECORDS LITIGATION (Captions on Following Pages) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Defendants. 7 8 9 10 11 12 F ENWICK & W EST LLP DENNIS P. RIORDAN, et al., Plaintiffs, v. VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC., a corporation; and DOES 1 through 20, Case No. C-06-3574 VRW TOM CAMPBELL, et al., Plaintiffs, v. AT&T COMMUNICATIONS OF CALIFORNIA, et al., Defendants. Case No. C-06-3596 VRW ATTORNEYS AT LAW SAN FRANCISCO 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFFS' STATEMENT OF RECENT DECISIONS IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR REMAND MDL-06-1791 CASE NOS. C 06-3574 VRW C 06-3596 VRW ADDITIONAL COUNSEL PETER ELIASBERG (CSB No. 189110) CLARE PASTORE (CSB No. 135933) AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1616 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 Telephone: 213/977-9500 Facsimile: 213/250-3919 peliasberg@aclu-sc.org, cpastore@aclu-sc.org DAVID BLAIR-LOY (CSB No. 229235) AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION OF SAN DIEGO/IMPERIAL COUNTIES P.O. Box 87131 San Diego, CA 92138 Telephone: 619/232-2121 Facsimile: 619/232-0036 dblairloy@aclusandiego.org 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 F ENWICK & W EST LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW SAN FRANCISCO Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 7-3(d), Plaintiffs Dennis P. Riordan, et al. and Tom Campbell, et al. submit Plaintiffs' Joint Statement of Recent Decisions in Support of Plaintiffs' Motions for Remand. Attached hereto are copies of the following: 1. Voicenet Commc'ns, Inc. v. Corbett, Civ. A. No. 04-1318, 2006 WL 2506318, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61916 (E.D.Pa. Aug. 30, 2006) (attached as Exhibit 1) (concluding, based on review of legislative history, that "language [in 18 U.S.C. Section 2708 that `remedies and sanctions described in this chapter are the only judicial remedies and sanctions for nonconstitutional violations of this chapter'] was enacted principally to ensure that violations of the ECPA would not be used as the basis for excluding evidence under the statutory exclusion rule . . . ."). 2. California v. H&R Block, Inc., No. C 06-2058, 2006 WL 2669045, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69472 (N.D. Cal Sep. 26, 2006) (attached as Exhibit 2)(applying the "well-pleaded complaint rule" to order remand because, inter alia, under Grable & Sons Metal Products, Inc. v. Darue Eng. & Mnfrg., Inc., 545 U.S. 308 (2005), in order for a case to "arise under" federal law, "the elements of the state claim which involve a federal issue must be `essential parts of the plaintiffs' cause of action'"). 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Dated: December 18, 2006 Respectfully, FENWICK & WEST LLP By: /s/ Laurence F. Pulgram Laurence F. Pulgram Attorneys for Plaintiffs 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFFS' JOINT STATEMENT OF RECENT DECISIONS IN SUPPORT OF MOTIONS FOR REMAND AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Ann Brick, Nicole A. Ozer AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Peter Eliasberg, Clare Pastore -1- MDL-06-1791 CASE NOS. C 06-3574 VRW C 06-3596 VRW 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 B9320/00401/SF/5187922.1 AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION OF SAN DIEGO/IMPERIAL COUNTIES David Blair-Loy FENWICK & WEST LLP Laurence F. Pulgram, Mitchell Zimmerman, Jennifer L. Kelly, Saina Shamilov, Candace Morey 10 11 12 F ENWICK & W EST LLP ATTORNEYS AT LAW SAN FRANCISCO 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFFS' JOINT STATEMENT OF RECENT DECISIONS IN SUPPORT OF MOTIONS FOR REMAND -2- MDL-06-1791 CASE NOS. C 06-3574 VRW C 06-3596 VRW

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