“Plaintiffs Michael Lindell and MyPillow, Inc., have filed a Complaint for Return of Property and for Declaratory and Equitable Relief and a Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and for Return of Property Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 41. The Motion requests the return of property illegally seized from Plaintiffs by the Government. Plaintiffs submit this memorandum in support of their Motion.”
“Plaintiffs further request that the Court preserve the status quo by immediately ordering that Defendants refrain from accessing or taking any action with respect to the seized cell phone at least until a hearing is held in this matter, at which time the Court can determine whether or not to extend maintenance of the status quo. To the extent that the Government is allowed free rein as it relates to Plaintiffs’ cell phone and information, 2 including privileged and confidential information, the damage to Plaintiffs’ rights will be irremediable, whereas a delay of a few days or even weeks in the Government’s review will have little or no adverse impacts,” says the motion from Lindell to get his phone back. It’s not clear why Lindell didn’t ask for a Special Master too.