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Kevin T. Snider, State Bar No. 170988 Michael J. Peffer, State Bar. No. 192265 Matthew B. McReynolds, State Bar No. 234797 PACIFIC JUSTICE INSTITUTE P.O. Box 276600 Sacramento, CA 95827 Tel. (916) 857-6900 Fax (916) 857-6902 Email: ksnider@pji.org mpeffer@pji.org mmcreynolds@pji.org Attorneys for All Plaintiffs IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO DIVISION

DONALD WELCH, ANTHONY DUK, AARON BITZER,

) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., Governor of the ) State of California, In His Official Capacity, ) ANNA M. CABALLERO, Secretary of ) California State and Consumer Services ) Agency, In Her Official Capacity, DENISE ) BROWN, Director of Consumer Affairs, In Her ) Official Capacity, CHRISTINE ) WIETLISBACH, PATRICIA LOCK) DAWSON, SAMARA ASHLEY, HARRY ) DOUGLAS, JULIA JOHNSON, SARITA ) KOHLI, RENEE LONNER, KAREN PINES, ) CHRISTINA WONG, In Their Official ) Capacities as Members of the California Board ) of Behavioral Sciences, SHARON LEVINE, ) MICHAEL BISHOP, SILVIA DIEGO, DEV ) GNANADEV, REGINALD LOW, DENISE ) PINES, JANET SALOMONSON, GERRIE )

Case No.: 2:12-012319 NOTICE OF RELATED CASE FRCP 83 Local Rule 123

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SCHIPSKE, DAVID SERRANO SEWELL, BARBARA YAROSLAYSKY, In Their Official Capacities as Members of the Medical Board of California, Defendants.

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To the Court, the parties, and their attorneys of record:

Pursuant to Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rule 123(b), attorneys for Plaintiffs, Donald Welch, Anthony Duk, and Aaron Bitzer, do hereby notify the Court that there may be a related case. The above-encaptioned case (herein Welch v. Brown) was filed in this Court on October 1, 2012, challenging California Business and Professions Code 865, 865.1 and 865.2. On October 4, 2012, another case, entitled David Pickup, et al., v. Edmund Brown, Jr., et al., case number 2:12-cv-02497 (herein Pickup v. Brown), was filed in the Eastern District challenging the same statutes.

The cases might be construed as related because (1) they challenge the constitutionality of the statutes, and, (2) there are three common defendants. Counsel for

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Welch does not assert that these cases are related but notifies the Court pursuant to its duty under Local Rule 123 and out of an abundance of caution.

Attorneys for Welch believe that these two cases are not related because (1) the parties are not the same, (2) there are different causes of actions demonstrating differing legal theories, and (3) Pickup v. Brown has numerous claims based upon state law.

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As to the different parties, it is important to note that Welch v. Brown has eighteen defendants not named in Pickup v. Brown. In like manner, Pickup v. Brown has two defendants not named in Welch v. Brown.

Dated: October 22, 2012

/s/ Kevin Snider_____________________ 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28


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Kevin T. Snider, Attorney for Welch, et al. PACIFIC JUSTICE INSTITUTE P.O. Box 276600 Sacramento, CA 95827 Tel. (916) 857-6900

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PROOF OF SERVICE
I, Terri Franklin, do hereby declare as follows: 1. That if called upon, I could and would testify truthfully, as to my own

personal knowledge as follows: 2. I am a citizen of the United States, employed in the County of

Sacramento, State of California. My business address is 9851 Horn Road, Suite 115, Sacramento, CA, 95827. I am over the age of 18 years and not a party to the aboveencaptioned action. 3. That, on October 22, 2012, I served a true and correct copy the documents

listed below by placing said copy (ies) in a postage paid envelope, addressed to the person(s) hereinafter listed, by depositing said envelope, in the U.S. Mail at a U.S. Post

The document served was as follows:

Notice of Related Case 5. The party (ies) served were as follows:

Mary McAlister Mathew Staver Stephen Crampton Liberty Counsel P.O. Box 11108 Lynchburg, VA 24506 Edmund Brown, Jr., Governor State Capitol, Suite 1172 Sacramento, CA 95814 Anna Caballero State and Consumer Services Agency 915 Capitol Mall, Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95814-2719
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Denise Brown Department of Consumer Affairs Consumer Information Division 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112 Sacramento, CA 95834 Christine Wietlisbach Board of Behavioral Sciences 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacramento, CA 95834 Patricia Lock-Dawson Board of Behavioral Sciences 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacramento, CA 95834 Samara Ashley Board of Behavioral Sciences 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacramento, CA 95834 Harry Douglas Board of Behavioral Sciences 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacramento, CA 95834 Julia Johnson Board of Behavioral Sciences 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacramento, CA 95834 Sarita Kohli Board of Behavioral Sciences 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacramento, CA 95834 Renee Lonner Board of Behavioral Sciences 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacramento, CA 95834

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Karen Pines Board of Behavioral Sciences 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacramento, CA 95834 Christina Wong Board of Behavioral Sciences 1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200 Sacramento, CA 95834 Sharon Levine California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815 Michael Bishop California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815 Silvia Diego California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815 Dev GnanaDev California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815 Reginald Low California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815 Denise Pines California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815 Janet Salomonson California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815
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Gerrie Schipske California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815 David Serrano Sewell California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815 Barbara Yaroslaysky California Medical Board 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200 Sacramento, CA 95815 Kamala Harris Office of the Attorney General 1300 "I" Street Sacramento, CA 95814-2919 Phone: (916) 445-9555 I declare, under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California and the United States of America, that the foregoing is true and correct, is of my own personal knowledge, and indicate such below by my signature executed on this 22nd day of October, 20012, in the County of Sacramento, City of Sacramento, State of California. /s/ Terri Franklin Terri Franklin

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