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Google Motion 061313

Google Motion 061313

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Google Motion 061313
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COOLEY LLPMICHAEL G. RHODES (116127) (rhodesmg@cooley.com)WHITTY SOMVICHIAN (194463) (wsomvichian@cooley.com)KYLE C. WONG (224021) (kwong@cooley.com)101 California Street, 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111-5800Telephone: (415) 693-2000Facsimile: (415) 693-2222Attorneys for DefendantGOOGLE INC.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIASAN JOSE DIVISION
IN RE GOOGLE INC. GMAIL LITIGATION THIS DOCUMENT RELATES TO:ALL ACTIONSCase No. 5:13-md-02430-LHK 
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Date: September 5, 2013Time: 1:30 p.m.Judge: Hon. Lucy H. KohCourtroom: 8Trial Date: Not yet set
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 NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO DISMISS ................................................................. 1STATEMENT OF ISSUES TO BE DECIDED ............................................................................. 1I. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................. 2II. STATEMENT OF FACTS ................................................................................................. 3A. Gmail ....................................................................................................................... 3B. Google Apps ........................................................................................................... 4C. Google’s Terms and Disclosures ............................................................................ 4D. Plaintiffs, Their Consent to Automated Processing, And Their Claims ................. 5III. APPLICABLE STANDARDS ........................................................................................... 6IV. ARGUMENT ...................................................................................................................... 6A. The Wiretapping Claims Fail Because the Alleged Scanning Practices ArePart of Google’s Ordinary Course of Business as an ECS Provider ....................... 61. The Wiretap Statutes Exempt ECS Providers from Liability ..................... 62. Courts Have Consistently Dismissed Claims Against ECSProviders Involving Circumstances Similar to Those Alleged Here .......... 83. Plaintiffs’ Efforts to Plead around the “Ordinary Course of Business” Exemption Fail ......................................................................... 104. Plaintiffs’ Theory of Liability Would Lead to Absurd Results................. 125. The Pennsylvania Wiretap Statute Applies Only to the Senders, Notthe Recipients of a Communication .......................................................... 13B. Plaintiffs’ Claims Also Fail Under the Consent Defenses of the WiretapStatutes at Issue ..................................................................................................... 131. Gmail Plaintiffs Expressly Consent to Automated Scanning,Precluding Any Claim under ECPA ......................................................... 142. Minors like Plaintiff J.K Cannot Avoid the Terms They Agreed to ......... 163. Plaintiffs Fread and Carrillo Cannot Avoid Their Express Consent by Claiming They Were Pressured into Using Gmail. .............................. 174. The Non-Gmail Plaintiffs Also Impliedly Consent to the Automated Processing of Their Messages ................................................................... 19C. The CIPA Claim Also Fails as a Matter of Law for Multiple Reasons ................ 211. CIPA Does Not Apply to Email Communications ................................... 212. Plaintiffs Also Have no Article III Standing to Pursue a CIPA claim ...... 233. Plaintiffs Also Fail to Allege Any Connection with California ................ 24D. The Section 632 Claim Fails for Additional Reasons ........................................... 251. Plaintiffs Allege no Facts to Show that Their Emails Were“Confidential Communications” within the Meaning of the Statute ........ 25
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2. Federal Law Preempts Any Claim that an ECS Provider’sOperations Constitute an Illegal “Recording” under Section 632 ............ 26E. The CIPA Claim Should Also Be Dismissed Under Choice Of LawPrinciples ............................................................................................................... 27V. CONCLUSION ................................................................................................................. 30
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