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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Larry Klayman to ACLU? I'll see your lawsuit, and raise you one.

Here for latest Klayman item, reportedly to be filed and served Wednesday [today], June 12.

Thirty-two pages. US News and World Reports reports on both Klayman actions, posting each via Scribd, here and here, with the latter [twenty billion dollar] class action suit stating:

INTRODUCTION

1. Plaintiffs bring this action on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated consumers, users, and U.S. citizens who are subscribers, users, customers, and otherwise avail themselves to Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, YouTube, AOL, PalTalk, Skype, Sprint, AT&T, and/or Apple.2.

2. This is an action for monetary, declaratory, equitable, and injunctive relief as a result of the U.S. Government’s illegal and unconstitutional use of an electronic surveillance program in violation of the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.This action also involves violations of privacy, including intrusion upon seclusion,freedom of expression and association, due process and other illegal acts. This is also an action for divulgence of communication records in violation of 18 U.S.C. §2702(a)(1),(2), and (3). In addition, this lawsuit challenges the government’s expansive acquisition of Plaintiffs’ telephone records under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, 50 U.S.C. §1860 and the legality of Defendants’ participation and conduct in a secret and illegal government scheme to intercept and analyze vast quantities of communications from the Internet and electronic service providers.

[...]

PRAYER FOR RELIEF

116. Plaintiffs and Class members demand that judgment be entered against Defendants, each and every one of them, jointly and severally, for compensatory and actual damages because of Defendants’ illegal actions causing this demonstrable injury to Plaintiffs and Class members, punitive damages because of Defendants’ callous, reckless indifference and malicious acts, and attorneys fees and costs in an amount in excess of $20 billion U.S. dollars and such other relief the Court may deem just and proper.

117. Plaintiffs and Class members demand declaratory, equitable and injunctive relief for their injuries in the following ways: (1) a cease and desist order to prohibit this type of illegal and criminal activity against Plaintiffs, Class members, and other U.S. citizens from occurring now and in the future; (2) that all Plaintiffs’ and Class members’ phone and internet records and communication records, whether telephonic or electronic, be returned to the provider and expunged from federal government records; and (3) a full disclosure and a complete accounting of what each Defendant and government agencies as a whole have done and allowed the DOJ and NSA to do.

JURY DEMAND Plaintiffs respectfully demands a jury trial on all issues so triable.


photo from here
Twenty billion. Sought and expected? To boldly go where none have gone before. Do you suppose the Klayman strategy is to deep pocket his opponents into caving in and settling? Outspend them dollar for dollar, to prevail? When Klayman steers both actions to a successful resolution for himself, other named representative plaintiffs, and the represented class; will that put Klayman into Forbes' top ten wealthiest persons worldwide?

Fortune smiles on those who help themselves and others, against government and corporate excess?

Beyond guesses and speculation over future events and outcomes, again, read reporting, here and here.

___________UPDATE____________
Klayman posts his latest 32-page complaint online, in downloadable pdf form,

http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/pdf/130612-PRISM Complaint.pdf

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