Case: Hepting v. AT&T

4:06-cv-00672 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Jan. 31, 2006

Closed Date: 2012

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Case Summary

On January 31, 2006, AT&T telephone and internet customers filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against AT&T Corp. and AT&T Inc. The plaintiffs, represented by public interest and private counsel, asked the court to declare as unlawful the defendants' participation in the federal government's program to monitor and collect Americans' telephone and internet communications and sought an injunction against the defendants' continued or fut…

On January 31, 2006, AT&T telephone and internet customers filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against AT&T Corp. and AT&T Inc. The plaintiffs, represented by public interest and private counsel, asked the court to declare as unlawful the defendants' participation in the federal government's program to monitor and collect Americans' telephone and internet communications and sought an injunction against the defendants' continued or future participation in the program, claiming that the program was operated in violation of federal electronic surveillance and telecommunication statutes, as well as the First and Fourth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 2006, the Multi District Litigation (MDL) Panel consolidated the case as the lead case in a multi-district litigation consolidation, In Re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation, NS-CA-11, in this Clearinghouse. For information about what happened while the case was a part of the consolidation see NS-CA-0004.

On May 13, 2006, the United States moved to intervene as a defendant. The motion was unopposed and the District Court (Judge Vaughn R. Walker) granted the motion at a June 23, 2006 hearing. AT&T and the United States separately moved to dismiss the lawsuit. On July 20, 2006, the Court denied both motions to dismiss. Judge Walker ruled that the government could not rely on the state secrets privilege and that a telecom defendant could not assert immunity. The Court, however, certified the case for immediate appeal. Hepting v. AT & T Corp., 439 F. Supp. 2d 974, 1011 (N.D. Cal. 2006).

The defendants' appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. On April 26, 2007, the Ninth Circuit consolidated Al-Haramain v. Bush, No. 06-36083, with this case. However, on November 16, 2007, the Ninth Circuit severed the two cases from each other and ordered that the cases would no longer be consolidated for any purpose. Hepting v. AT & T Corp., 508 F.3d 898, 899 (9th Cir. 2007). Oral argument was heard in August 2007.

Prior to any Ninth Circuit decision, in July 2008, Congress enacted and President George Bush signed, the FISA Amendments Act that granted retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies for past violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ("FISA") provided that the Attorney General of the United States certified to the relevant U.S. District Court that the surveillance did not occur, was legal, or was authorized by the president. The case was returned to the District Court in light of the FISA Amendments Act. Hepting v. AT & T Corp., 539 F.3d 1157 (9th Cir. 2008).

Attorney General Michael Mukasey filed the requisite certification in September 2008 and the United States moved to dismiss all claims against telecommunication company defendants in this lawsuit as well as dozens of other lawsuits that were ordered to be consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in a multidistrict litigation proceeding.

On June 3, 2009, the District Court (U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker) granted the United States' motion to dismiss based upon the retroactive immunity provision in the the FISA Amendments Act. Judge Walker dismissed the plaintiffs' claims, but without prejudice, saying that the plaintiffs could re-file if there was evidence of improper surveillance that fell outside the telecoms' immunity period found in the FISA amendments, which extended from Sept. 11, 2001 to Jan. 7, 2007. The plaintiffs appealed the dismissal.

On December 29, 2011, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Judges Harry Pregerson, Michael Daly Hawkins, and M. Margaret McKeown) affirmed the District Court's dismissal. However, Judge McKeown disagreed with the district court's conclusion that the immunity provisions were temporally limited. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case on October 9, 2012.

The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Michael Mirdamadi (10/25/2013)

Jessica Kincaid (7/1/2014)

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People

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Judge(s)

McKeown, M. Margaret (California)

Walker, Vaughn R. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bankston, Kevin Stuart (District of Columbia)

Cohn, Cindy A. (California)

DiMuzio, Elena Maria (California)

Friedman, Jeff D. (California)

Himmelstein, Barry R. (California)

Kathrein, Reed R. (California)

Markman, Michael Myles (California)

McSherry, Corynne (California)

Judge(s)

McKeown, M. Margaret (California)

Walker, Vaughn R. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bankston, Kevin Stuart (District of Columbia)

Cohn, Cindy A. (California)

DiMuzio, Elena Maria (California)

Friedman, Jeff D. (California)

Himmelstein, Barry R. (California)

Kathrein, Reed R. (California)

Markman, Michael Myles (California)

McSherry, Corynne (California)

Morris, Maria V. (Alabama)

Opsahl, Kurt Bradford (California)

Scarlett, Shana E. (California)

Tien, Lee (California)

Traber, Theresa M. (California)

Tyre, James Samuel (California)

Voorhees, Bert (California)

Wiebe, Richard R. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Anderson, David Lloyd (California)

Axelbaum, Marc H. (California)

Berenson, Bradford Allan (District of Columbia)

Carpenter, David William (Illinois)

Ericson, Bruce A. (California)

Lawson, David L. (District of Columbia)

McNicholas, Edward Robert (District of Columbia)

Sorensen, Jacob R. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Alger, Timothy L. (California)

Brosnahan, James J. (California)

Coppolino, Anthony J. (District of Columbia)

Freiwald, Susan A. (California)

Granick, Jennifer Stisa (California)

Gross, Terry (California)

Haas, Alexander K (District of Columbia)

Keisler, Peter D. (District of Columbia)

Martinez, Brian (California)

Myers, Roger R. (California)

Olson, Karl (California)

Orleans, Renee S. (District of Columbia)

Pulgram, Laurence F. (California)

VanDerHout, Marc (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:06-cv-00672

Docket [PACER]

Nov. 7, 2012

Nov. 7, 2012

Docket
1

4:06-cv-00672

Complaint

Hepting v. AT&T Corp.

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

Complaint
8

4:06-cv-00672

Amended Complaint

Hepting v. AT&T Corp.

Feb. 22, 2006

Feb. 22, 2006

Complaint
224

4:08-cv-04373

Classified Declaration of Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Director, National Security Agency

May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006

Declaration/Affidavit
222

4:08-cv-04373

Classified Declaration of John D. Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence

May 12, 2006

May 12, 2006

Declaration/Affidavit
122

4:06-cv-00672

Notice of Motion and Motion to Intervene By The United States of America

Hepting v. AT&T Corp.

May 13, 2006

May 13, 2006

Pleading / Motion / Brief
147

4:06-cv-00672

Declaration of Mark Klein in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006

Declaration/Affidavit
171

4:06-cv-00672

Order

Hepting v. AT&T Corp.

2006 WL 1581965

June 6, 2006

June 6, 2006

Order/Opinion
223

4:08-cv-04373

Classified Supplemental Declarations of John D. Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence

June 13, 2006

June 13, 2006

Declaration/Affidavit
226

4:08-cv-04373

Classified Declaration of William B. Black, Acting Director, National Security Agency

June 16, 2006

June 16, 2006

Declaration/Affidavit

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Docket

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COMPLAINT for Damages, Declaratory and Injunctive Relief; Demand for Jury Trial against AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. (Filing fee $ 250.00, receipt number 3381033.). Filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting. (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/31/2006) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

RECAP
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ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 4/28/2006. Case Management Conference set for 5/5/2006 01:30 PM. (Attachments: # 1 CMC Standing Order# 2 Standing Order #2)(gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/31/2006) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

PACER
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Certificate of Interested Entities or Persons filed by Tash Hepting, Gregory Hicks and Erik Knutzen (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/31/2006) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

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Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting. (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/31/2006) (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

RECAP
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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Vaughn R. Walker for all further proceedings. Judge Joseph C. Spero no longer assigned to case.Signed by Executive Committee on 1/31/06. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/31/2006) Additional attachment(s) added on 1/31/2006 (gba, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/31/2006)

Jan. 31, 2006

Jan. 31, 2006

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Jeff D Friedman (Friedman, Jeff) (Filed on 2/3/2006) (Entered: 02/03/2006)

Feb. 3, 2006

Feb. 3, 2006

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CLERK'S NOTICE : Initial Case Management Conference set for 5/16/2006 09:00 AM. Case Management Statement due by 5/9/2006. (Attachments: # 1 # 2) (cgd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/13/2006) (Entered: 02/13/2006)

Feb. 13, 2006

Feb. 13, 2006

PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DAMAGES, DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. Filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting. (Scarlett, Shana) (Filed on 2/22/2006) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 22, 2006

Feb. 22, 2006

RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Maria V. Morris NOTICE OF APPEARANCE (Morris, Maria) (Filed on 2/23/2006) (Entered: 02/23/2006)

Feb. 23, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006

PACER
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Summons Returned Unexecuted by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel (gsa, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2006) (Entered: 02/27/2006)

Feb. 23, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006

RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Eric A. Isaacson NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OF ERIC A. ISAACSON (Isaacson, Eric) (Filed on 2/27/2006) (Entered: 02/27/2006)

Feb. 27, 2006

Feb. 27, 2006

PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. AT&T Corp. served on 2/24/2006, answer due 3/16/2006; AT&T Inc. served on 2/24/2006, answer due 3/16/2006. (Scarlett, Shana) (Filed on 2/28/2006) (Entered: 02/28/2006)

Feb. 28, 2006

Feb. 28, 2006

PACER
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STIPULATION SETTING UNIFORM TIME FOR DEFENDANTS AND POSSIBLE INTERVENER TO RESPOND TO PLAINTIFFS' AMENDED COMPLAINT by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 3/6/2006) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. re 13 Stipulation Setting Uniform Time For Defendants And Possible Intervener to Respond to Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 3/6/2006) (Entered: 03/06/2006)

March 6, 2006

March 6, 2006

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Richard Roy Wiebe as additional counsel for plaintiffs and the plaintiff class (Wiebe, Richard) (Filed on 3/30/2006) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 30, 2006

March 30, 2006

PACER
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. Motion Hearing set for 6/8/2006 02:00 PM in Courtroom 6, 17th Floor, San Francisco. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 3/31/2006) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
17

Proposed Order re 16 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 3/31/2006) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
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Declaration of Carolyn Jewel in Support of 16 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Related document(s) 16 ) (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 3/31/2006) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
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Declaration of Cindy A. Cohn in Support of 16 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C# 4 Exhibit D# 5 Exhibit E# 6 Exhibit F# 7 Exhibit G# 8 Exhibit H# 9 Exhibit I# 10 Exhibit J)(Related document(s) 16 ) (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 3/31/2006) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

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March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
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Request for Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit 3# 4 Exhibit 4# 5 Exhibit 5# 6 Exhibit 6# 7 Exhibit 7# 8 Exhibit 8)(Related document(s) 16 ) (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 3/31/2006) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
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Proposed Order re 20 Request for Judicial Notice, by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 3/31/2006) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
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Declaration of Lee Tien in Support of 16 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Related document(s) 16 ) (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 3/31/2006) (Entered: 03/31/2006)

March 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

PACER
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MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice - David W. Carpenter filed by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. Fee paid - 3384002. (gsa, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/4/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 4, 2006

April 4, 2006

RECAP
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MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice - Bradford A. Berenson filed by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. Fee paid 3384003. (gsa, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/4/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 4, 2006

April 4, 2006

RECAP
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MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice - David L. Lawson filed by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. Fee paid - 3384005. (gsa, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/4/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 4, 2006

April 4, 2006

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MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice - Edward R. McNicholas filed by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. Fee paid - 3384004. (gsa, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/4/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

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April 4, 2006

April 4, 2006

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. re 23 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice, 24 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice, 25 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice, 26 MOTION for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice, Proposed Order, (gsa, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/4/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

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April 4, 2006

April 4, 2006

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages FOR THE MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION filed by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
229

AMENDED MOTION for Preliminary Injunction; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support filed by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Benson B. Roe, Carolyn Jewel. FILED UNDER SEAL (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
29

Proposed Order REGARDING THE MOTION TO EXTEND PAGE LIMITS by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

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Declaration of Mark Klein in Support of 229 AMENDED MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Benson B. Roe, Carolyn Jewel. FILED UNDER SEAL (Related document(s) 229 ) (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
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NOTICE by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel OF MANUAL FILING OF MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
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Declaration of J. Scott Marcus in Support of 229 AMENDED MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Benson B. Roe, Carolyn Jewel. FILED UNDER SEAL (Related document(s) 229 ) (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
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NOTICE by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel OF MANUAL FILING OF DECLARATION OF MARK KLEIN (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
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NOTICE by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel OF MANUAL FILING OF DECLARATION OF J. SCOTT MARCUS (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
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MOTION to Seal Document RE MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, DECLARATIONS OF MARK KLEIN AND J. SCOTT MARCUS filed by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
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Proposed Order REGARDING THE LODGING OF DOCUMENTS by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

PACER
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Declaration of LEE TIEN IN SUPPORT OF MOTIONS TO LODGE AND TO EXTEND PAGE LIMITS filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B# 3 Exhibit C)(Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/5/2006) (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 5, 2006

April 5, 2006

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ORDER by Chief Judge Vaughn R Walker granting 28 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Plaintiffs shall be permitted to file a memorandum of points and authorities of 35 pages in support of their motion for preliminary injunction. (cgd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

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MOTION to Compel Return of Confidential Documents; Supporting Memorandum filed by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. FILED UNDER SEAL (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

PACER
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MOTION to Seal Motion to Compel Return of Confidential Documents and Declaration of James W. Russell filed by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

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Declaration of James W. Russell in Support of 219 MOTION to Compel filed byAT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. FILED UNDER SEAL (Related document(s) 219 ) (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

PACER
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Declaration of Bruce A. Ericson in Support of 38 MOTION to Seal Motion to Compel Return of Confidential Documents and Declaration of James W. Russell filed byAT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Related document(s) 38 ) (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

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Proposed Order re 38 MOTION to Seal Motion to Compel Return of Confidential Documents and Declaration of James W. Russell, 39 Declaration in Support, by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

PACER
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NOTICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. of Manual Filing of Motion of Defendant AT&T Corp. to Compel Return of Confidential Documents; Supporting Memorandum (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

PACER
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NOTICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. re 41 Notice (Other) of Manual Filing of Declaration of James W. Russell in Support of Motion to Defendant AT&T Corp. to Compel Return of Confidential Documents (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

PACER
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Declaration of Bruce A. Ericson in Support of 41 Notice (Other), 42 Notice (Other) of Motion of Defendant AT&T Corp. to Compel Return of Confidential Documents filed byAT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-K)(Related document(s) 41, 42 ) (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

PACER
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Proposed Order re 43 Declaration in Support,, 41 Notice (Other), 42 Notice (Other) Regarding AT&T Corp. Confidential Documents by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

PACER
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MOTION to Shorten Time (Administrative) of Defendant AT&T Corp. for Order Shortening Time as to AT&T's Motion to Compel Return of Confidential Documents filed by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/10/2006) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

PACER
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Letter from Cindy A. Cohn re Administrative Motion for an Order Shortening Time. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/11/2006) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006

PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. PROOF OF SERVICE VIA HAND DELIVERY (Sorensen, Jacob) (Filed on 4/11/2006) (Entered: 04/11/2006)

April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006

PACER
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MOTION to Seal Motion of Defendants AT&T Corp. to File Under Seal Defendant AT&T Corp.'s Memorandum in Support of Filing Documents Under Seal [Dkt. 30-32] filed by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/12/2006) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

PACER
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MEMORANDUM in Support of Filing Documents Under Seal [30-32] filed byAT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. FILED UNDER SEAL (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/12/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

PACER
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Declaration of Bruce A. Ericson in Support of 48 MOTION to Seal Motion of Defendants AT&T Corp. to File Under Seal Defendant AT&T Corp.'s Memorandum in Support of Filing Documents Under Seal [Dkt. 30-32] filed byAT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Related document(s) 48 ) (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/12/2006) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

PACER
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Proposed Order re 48 MOTION to Seal Motion of Defendants AT&T Corp. to File Under Seal Defendant AT&T Corp.'s Memorandum in Support of Filing Documents Under Seal [Dkt. 30-32], 49 Declaration in Support, by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/12/2006) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

PACER
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NOTICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. of Manual Filing of Defendant AT&T Corp.'s Memorandum in Support of Filing Documents Under Seal [Dkt. 30-32] (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/12/2006) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

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Declaration of Bruce A. Ericson in Support of 51 Notice (Other) Sealing Documents [Dkt. 30-32] filed byAT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Related document(s) 51 ) (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/12/2006) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

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Proposed Order re 51 Notice (Other), 52 Declaration in Support of Sealing Documents [Dkt. 30-32] by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/12/2006) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

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ORDER by Chief Judge Vaughn R Walker granting 23 Motion Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice David W. Carpenter (cgd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/12/2006) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

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ORDER by Chief Judge Vaughn R Walker granting 24 Motion for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice Bradford A. Berenson, David L. Lawson and Edward R. McNicholas. granting 25, granting 26 . (cgd, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/12/2006) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

April 12, 2006

April 12, 2006

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56

*** FILED IN ERROR. PLEASE SEE DOCKET # 57 . *** CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. PROOF OF SERVICE VIA HAND DELIVERY (Sorensen, Jacob) (Filed on 4/13/2006) Modified on 4/14/2006 (ewn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

PACER
222

Opposition to Administrative Motion of Defendant AT&T Corp. for Order Shortening Time as to AT&T's Motion to Compel Return of Confidential Documents filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Benson B. Roe, Carolyn Jewel. FILED UNDER SEAL (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/13/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

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57

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. PROOF OF SERVICE VIA HAND DELIVERY (Sorensen, Jacob) (Filed on 4/13/2006) (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

PACER
58

NOTICE by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel OF MANUAL FILING OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION OF DEFENDANT AT&T CORP. FOR ORDER SHORTENING TIME AS TO AT&T'S MOTION TO COMPEL RETURN OF CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/13/2006) (Entered: 04/13/2006)

April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

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59

ORDER As in any case, the court has reviewed this matter for possible recusal. In this case, because of the circumstances and reasons discussed in this order, the court's review has been more extensive than in the usual instance. Although the court has reached the conclusion that recusal is not necessary here, the court has reached this conclusion without the benefit of guidance from the parties. Accordingly, the court invites the parties to submit on or before April 21, 2006, briefs no longer than 10 pages in length that address the matters stated above.Signed by Chief Judge Vaughn R Walker on April 14, 2006. (vrwlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/14/2006). (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

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60

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel AMENDED DECLARATION OF SERVICE (Morris, Maria) (Filed on 4/17/2006) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

PACER
223

Opposition to Defendant AT&T Corp.'s Memorandum in Support of Filing Documents Under Seal [30-32] filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Benson B. Roe, Carolyn Jewel. FILED UNDER SEAL (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/17/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

PACER
61

NOTICE by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel re 30 Notice (Other), 31 Notice (Other), 32 Notice (Other) NOTICE OF MANUAL FILING OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT AT&T CORP.'S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF FILING DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL [DKT. 30-32] (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/17/2006) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

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224

EVIDENTIAY OBJECTIONS to Declaration of James W. Russell in Support of Motion of Defendant AT&T Corp. to Compel Return of Confidential Documents by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Benson B. Roe, Carolyn Jewel. FILED UNDER SEAL (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/17/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

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62

NOTICE by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel re 30 Notice (Other), 31 Notice (Other), 32 Notice (Other) NOTICE OF MANUAL FILING OF DECLARATION OF KEVIN S. BANKSTON IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT AT&T CORP.'S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF FILING DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL [DKT. 30-32] (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/17/2006) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

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225

Declaration of Kevin S. Bankston in Support of 223 Opposition filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Benson B. Roe, Carolyn Jewel. FILED UNDER SEAL (Related document(s) 223 ) (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/17/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

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63

NOTICE by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel NOTICE OF MANUAL FILING OF PLAINTIFFS' EVIDENTIARY OBJECTIONS TO DECLARATION OF JAMES W. RUSSELL IN SUPPORT OF MOTION OF DEFENDANT AT&T CORP. TO COMPEL RETURN OF CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/17/2006) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

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64

Proposed Order re 63 Notice (Other), Notice (Other), 61 Notice (Other), Notice (Other), 62 Notice (Other), Notice (Other) [PROPOSED] ORDER DENYING MOTION OF DEFENDANT AT&T CORP.'S TO FILE DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL by Gregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Kathrein, Reed) (Filed on 4/17/2006) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 17, 2006

April 17, 2006

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65

ADR Clerks Notice re: Non-Compliance with Court Order. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/20/2006) (Entered: 04/20/2006)

April 20, 2006

April 20, 2006

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66

NOTICE of need for ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d) (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/21/2006) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

PACER
226

Reply Memorandum in Support of Filing Documents Under Seal [30-32] filed byAT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. FILED UNDER SEAL (gba, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/21/2006) (Entered: 06/15/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

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67

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. re 66 Notice of need of ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d) (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/21/2006) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

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68

Brief re: Recusal filed byGregory Hicks, Erik Knutzen, Tash Hepting, Carolyn Jewel. (Cohn, Cindy) (Filed on 4/21/2006) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

PACER
69

RESPONSE in Support To Order Regarding Recusal (DKT. 59) filed byAT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/21/2006) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

PACER
70

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. re 69 Response in Support To Order Regarding Recusal (DKT. 59) (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/21/2006) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

PACER
71

NOTICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. of Manual Filing of Defendant AT&T Corp.'s Reply Memorandum in Support of Filing Documents Under Seal [DKT. 30-32] (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/21/2006) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

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72

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. re 71 Notice (Other) of Manual Filing of AT&T Corp.'s Reply Memorandum in Support of Filing Documents Under Seal [DKT. 30-32] (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/21/2006) (Entered: 04/21/2006)

April 21, 2006

April 21, 2006

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73

STIPULATION Re: Participation of Amici Curiae in Civil Local Rule 79-5 Proceedings; and [Proposed] Order by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/24/2006) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

PACER
74

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. PROOF OF SERVICE VIA HAND DELIVERY (Sorensen, Jacob) (Filed on 4/24/2006) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

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75

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by AT&T Corp., AT&T Inc. re 73 Stipulation Re: Participation of Amici Curiae in Civil Local Rule 79-5 Proceedings; and [Proposed] Order (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/24/2006) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

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76

MOTION for Leave to Appear Amicus filed by Center for Constitutional Rights. (Van Der Hout, Marc) (Filed on 4/24/2006) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

PACER
77

Brief re 76 MOTION for Leave to Appear Amicus filed byCenter for Constitutional Rights. (Related document(s) 76 ) (Van Der Hout, Marc) (Filed on 4/24/2006) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

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78

ORDER by Chief Judge Vaughn R Walker GRANTING IN PART 45 Motion to Shorten Time, GRANTING 76 Motion for Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief. The court GRANTS IN PART defendants' motion for shortened time and sets the following briefing schedule. Oral argument is specially set for May 17, 2006, at 10:00 AM, on defendants' motion to compel and the parties' motions regarding sealing. Plaintiffs' opposition to defendants' motion to compel is due on May 1, 2006, and defendants' reply is due on May 5, 2006. Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction is specially set for hearing on June 21, 2006, at 10:00 AM. Because plaintiffs were permitted additional pages to file their motion, defendants may file an opposition brief of up to 35 pages by May 18, 2006. Plaintiffs may file their reply brief by May 25, 2006. At the May 17 hearing, the parties may address case management and scheduling issues regarding other motions in this case. The court therefore vacates the initial case management conference currently set for May 16, 2006. Moreover, pursuant to a stipulation by the parties and Civ L R 7-11, the court accepts the brief filed by amici curiae Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union. Any response to this brief must be e-filed by April 28, 2006.(vrwlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/26/2006). (Entered: 04/26/2006)

April 26, 2006

April 26, 2006

RECAP
79

MOTION to Dismiss Motion of Defendant AT&T, Inc. to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint; Supporting Memorandum filed by AT&T Inc.. Motion Hearing set for 6/8/2006 02:00 PM in Courtroom 6, 17th Floor, San Francisco. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

PACER
80

Declaration of Starlene Meyerkord in Support of 79 MOTION to Dismiss Motion of Defendant AT&T, Inc. to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint; Supporting Memorandum Declaration of Starlene Meyerkord in Support of Motion of Defendant AT&T, Inc. to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint filed byAT&T Inc.. (Related document(s) 79 ) (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

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81

Proposed Order re 79 MOTION to Dismiss Motion of Defendant AT&T, Inc. to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint; Supporting Memorandum, 80 Declaration in Support, [Proposed] Order Granting Defendant AT&T, Inc.'s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint by AT&T Inc.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

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82

NOTICE by United States of America of First Statement of Interest of the United States (Coppolino, Anthony) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

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83

NOTICE of Appearance by Anthony Joseph Coppolino on behalf of the United States of America (Coppolino, Anthony) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

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84

RESPONSE in Support Defendant AT&T Corp.'s Response to Brief of Amici Curiae Center for Constitutional Rights and American Civil Libeties Union in Opposition to Filing Documents Under Seal [DKT. 30-32] filed byAT&T Corp.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

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85

NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew H Tannenbaum on Behalf of the United States of America (Tannenbaum, Andrew) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

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86

MOTION to Dismiss Motion of Defendant AT&T Corp. To Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint; Supporting Memorandum filed by AT&T Corp.. Motion Hearing set for 6/8/2006 02:00 PM in Courtroom 6, 17th Floor, San Francisco. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

PACER
87

Request for Judicial Notice re 86 MOTION to Dismiss Motion of Defendant AT&T Corp. To Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint; Supporting Memorandum Request for Judicial Notice in Support of Defendant AT&T Corp.'s Motion to Dismiss filed byAT&T Corp.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A Part 1# 2 Exhibit Exhibit A Part 2# 3 Exhibit Exhibit B through D# 4 Exhibit Exhibit E through J)(Related document(s) 86 ) (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

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88

Proposed Order re 86 MOTION to Dismiss Motion of Defendant AT&T Corp. To Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint; Supporting Memorandum, 87 Request for Judicial Notice, [Proposed] Order Granting AT&T Corp.'s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Complaint by AT&T Corp.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

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89

MOTION to Dismiss Administrative Motion to Set Hearing Dates for Defendants' Motions to Dismiss filed by AT&T Corp.. (Ericson, Bruce) (Filed on 4/28/2006) (Entered: 04/28/2006)

April 28, 2006

April 28, 2006

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

National Security

Special Collection(s):

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- Telephony Metadata

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act—Internet Metadata

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 31, 2006

Closing Date: 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Subscribers to or customers of the telephone or internet services provided by AT&T.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

AT&T Inc., Private Entity/Person

United States of America, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

FISA Title IV order (pen register/trap-and-trace), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1841-1846

FISA Title V order (PATRIOT Act § 215, business records or other tangible things), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1861-1862

Constitutional Clause(s):

Freedom of speech/association

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Confidentiality

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues

Type of Facility:

Government-run