Leaving nary a moment to spare, two public interest lawyers filed suit against Verizon on Friday for $5 billion, for gross violation of citizen’s privacy in the telcos’ sale of phone records to the NSA.
Attorneys Bruce Afran and Carl Mayer filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Manhattan. Afran said of the NSA program, “This is the largest and most vast intrusion of civil liberties we’ve ever seen in the United States.”
The lawsuit contends the sale violated the Telecommunications Act and the Constitutional amendment against unreasonable search and seizure. (Any legal beagles out there want to find the filings source documents?)
Any citizen can sign up for the class action lawsuit. All they have to do is say that Verizon made them to spill hot coffee on their lap.