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Wrongdoing is a singular noun. It is "was". I think you were going for "If there were no wrongdoings..."
On a more serious note, suing to protect privacy is not a nuisance suit. As an example, if IBM were to, on February 5, 2007 manage to lose all my employee data [and that of 900 others] and fail to advise me of that situation so I could take measures to protect my ID, credit and any other circumstance, it would not be considered a nuisance suit to reach out and smack them for negligence in the caretaking of my personal data.
Suing the telcos for similar malpractice is, likewise not a nuisance suit. It is the only way a person has to protect their rights against a Corporation.
Apparently they frown on one just going to Corporate Headquarters and kicking the shit out of the CIO.
Remember that to prevail in a liability action one must prove that he/she has suffered harm or loss. Without specific knowledge that one has been wiretapped, how to prove the cause of any harm? And imagine the revelations of exactly what folks were discussing that caused them harm when they were monitored. I believe the suits are designed to learn of the methods the intel agencies are using, to embarrass our officials and only secondarily, to protect individuals.
Additionally, from what I've read, the wiretapping effort is primarily an attempt to determine patterns of phone calls between individuals and foreign persons, which patterns could lead to actual call monitoring for content.
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