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MORIAH KAHN, THE RICHMOND WINGNUT COLLECTIVE, NATHAN COX, FILEBIN.NET, and DOES 1-10, Defendants. MOTION TO SHOW CAUSE COMES NOW Plaintiff, City of Richmond Police Department (the "RPD" or "Plaintiff'), by counsel, and moves for entry of a Show Cause Order against Moriah Karn Civil Case No. CL12-4939

("Kam"), The Richmond Wingnut Collective (the "Wingnuts"), and Nathan Cox ("Cox"). The RPD states the following grounds for the Motion. 1. On November 15, 2012, the Plaintiff commenced this action filing a

Complaint, a Motion for Temporary Injunction ("Injunction Motion") and a Motion to put the case file under seal ("Motion to Seal"). 2. The Complaint sought injunctive and declaratory relief to prevent the

disclosure of certain Confidential Information, as defined in the Complaint, which included information concerning undercover operations of the RPD, names and home addresses of employees and undercover police officers of the RPD.



At approximately 7:00 AM on November 16,2012, the Plaintiff served a

copy of the Complaint, the Injunction Motion, the Motion for Temporary Injunction, and a Notice of Hearing on Karn and Cox by posting at their last known residence addresses. 4. In accord with the Notice, the Court conducted a hearing on the Motion

for Temporary Injunction on or after 9:30 AM on November 16,2012. 5. The Court granted the Injunction Motion and entered an Order (the

"Injunction Order"), which states in pertinent part: The matter concerns the protection of certain information defined in the Complaint as "Confidential Information." It appearing to the Court that the requirements for a temporary injunction are met and that it is otherwise right and proper so to do, the Court hereby ORDERS that the Police Department's Motion for Temporary Injunction is GRANTED against Defendants Moriah Karn ("Karn"), The Richmond Wingnut Collective (the "Wingnuts"), Nathan Cox ("Cox"), and ("Defendants") and enters a Temporary Injunction Order prohibiting (1) Defendants from continuing to make the Confidential Information available to the public; and (2) requiring that the Defendants return to the Court any copies of any portion of the Confidential Information. 6. In addition, the Court On November 16,2012, granted the Motion to Seal

entering an Order (the "Order to Seal File") that states, "the Clerk is Ordered to place this file under Seal." 7. Both the Injunction Order and the Order to Seal File were served Copies of the Orders were

personally on Cox in the afternoon on November 16,2012.

delivered to Karn at her last known address and two other locations, but personal service was not achieved. 8. Cox posted copies of the Injunction Order and the Order to Seal on 9. Subsequently, Cox also posted new links to another website

( by which the public was made able to view additional Confidential


Information consisting of information concerning undercover operations of the RPD. This additional Confidential Information is, like all the other inforamtion, part of the information on the missing Hard Drive of the RPD. 10. Neither Cox, nor Kam have made any filings with the Court in this case

and neither has delivered any copies of the Confidential Information in their possession to the Court, as required under the Injunction Order. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff, the City of Richmond Police Department, respectfully requests that this Court enter an Order to show cause (1) why the Defendants Cox and Kam should not be found in contempt of Court for failure to comply with the Injunction Order and (2) why Cox should not be found in contempt of Court for failure to comply with the Order to Seal. Respectfully submitted, CITY OF RICHMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT By Counsel

Travis . Sabalewski, quire (VSB No.4 7368) Justin M. Sizemore, Esquire (VSB No. 71859) Reed Smith LLP Riverfront Plaza - West Tower 901 East Byrd Street, Suite 1700 Richmond, VA 23219-4069 Telephone: (804) 344-3400 Facsimile: (804) 344-3410 Counsel for Plaintiff