Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe
FOURTH ORDER RELATING AND REASSIGNING CASES AND IMPOSING MONITARY SANCTIONS FOR PLAINTIFF'S THIRD FAILURE TO FILE NOTICE OF RELATED CASES signed by District Judge Anthony W. Ishii on 7/26/2016. (Lundstrom, T)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC,
JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER
ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS
FOURTH ORDER RELATING AND
ORDER IMPOSING MONITARY
SANCTIONS FOR PLAINTIFF’S
THIRD FAILURE TO FILE NOTICE
OF RELATED CASES
On July 24, 2016, Malibu Media, LLC, (“Malibu”) filed eight additional cases with the
18 Fresno Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. A
19 review of those newly-filed actions reveals that they are related under Eastern District Local
20 Rule 123 to the above enumerated action. All eight of those actions appear to involve similar
21 questions of fact and law and assignment to the same judge is likely to effect a substantial
22 savings of judicial effort. See Local Rule 123(a)(3). Because the undersigned is assigned the
23 lowest numbered related case, all of the below listed cases will be reassigned to the dockets of
24 Senior District Judge Anthony Ishii and referred to Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto. The
25 following actions will be reassigned: Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP
26 address 184.108.40.206, case no. 1:16-cv-01059-DAD-EPG; Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe
27 subscriber assigned IP address 220.127.116.11, case no. 1:16-cv-1060-LJO-BAM; Malibu
28 Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 18.104.22.168, case no. 1:16-cv-10611
1 DAD-SAB; and Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address
2 22.214.171.124, case no. 1:16-cv-1062-LJO-EPG; Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber
3 assigned IP address 126.96.36.199, case no. 1:16-cv-1067-DAD-JLT; Malibu Media, LLC v.
4 John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 188.8.131.52, case no. 1:16-cv-1068-LJO-EPG;
5 Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 184.108.40.206, case no. 1:166 cv-1069-AWI-MJS; Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address
7 220.127.116.11, case no. 1:16-cv-1070-DAD-SKO.
Malibu failed to file a Notice of Related Cases (or indicate in its civil cover sheet that
9 related cases exist) for any of the eight cases that it filed with this Court on July 24, 2016. In
10 failing to do so, Malibu has failed to comply with Local Rules for a third time. See Doc. 4 (citing
11 E.D. Cal. Local Rule 123(b)); Doc. 13 at 2. At Malibu’s first failure, the Court warned that
12 failure to comply with Local Rules could result in sanction. Doc. 4 (citing E.D. Cal. Local Rule
13 110 (“Failure of counsel or of a party to comply with these Rules or with any order of the Court
14 may be grounds for the imposition by the Court of any and all sanctions...within the inherent
15 power of the Court.”) Malibu was then warned for a second time and final time that “any
16 subsequent failure to file a Notice of Related Cases when filing with this Division a new case
17 that requires such notice will result in monetary sanction.” Doc. 13 at 2 (emphasis original).
18 Despite this clear warning, Malibu again failed to file a notice of relation. As a result of that
19 failure, Malibu will be sanctioned $900.00.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Case numbers 1:16-cv-01059-DAD-EPG, 1:16-cv-1060-LJO-BAM, 1:16-cv-1061-DAD-
SAB, 1:16-cv-1062-LJO-EPG, 1:16-cv-1067-DAD-JLT, 1:16-cv-1068-LJO-EPG, 1:16-
cv-1069-AWI-MJS, and 1:16-cv-1070-DAD-SKO are REASSIGNED from their
respective dockets to the docket of Senior District Judge Anthony W. Ishii and
REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto;
2. The lead case number in this matter, which Malibu shall use to relate all future related
filings, is: 1:15-cv-01943-AWI-SKO;
3. For its violation of Local Rules and this Court’s prior orders Malibu is sanctioned in the
amount of $900.00, which shall be paid to the Clerk of the Court within five (5) days of
the date of this order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
6 Dated: July 26, 2016
SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE
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