IO Group, Inc. v. Niederhelman et al

Filing 18

ORDER Granting In Part Plaintiff IO Group, Inc. Leave To Take Discovery Prior to Rule 26 Conference 14 Administrative Request. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 11/6/09. (fj, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/9/2009)

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Case3:09-cv-04401-JSW Document14 Filed10/28/09 Page1 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 D. GILL SPERLEIN (172887) THE LAW OFFICE OF D. GILL SPERLEIN 584 Castro Street, Suite 879 San Francisco, California 94114 Telephone: (415) 404-6615 Facsimile: (415) 404-6616 gill@sperleinlaw.com Attorney for Plaintiff IO GROUP, INC. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION IO GROUP, INC. d/b/a TITAN MEDIA, a California corporation, Plaintiff, vs. GARY NIEDERHELMAN and CHRISTIAN TROY, individuals residing in the state of New Jersey, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CASE NO.: 09-4401 (HRL) [PROPOSED] ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF IO GROUP, INC. LEAVE TO TAKE DISCOVERY PRIOR TO RULE 26 CONFERENCE No Hearing [PROPOSED] ORDER Having considered Plaintiff's Miscellaneous Administrative Request Pursuant to Local Rule 7-11 for Leave to Take Discovery Prior to Rule 26 Conference and finding good cause therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that plaintiff is granted leave to take early discovery. Plaintiff may immediately serve on Defendant Gary Niederhelman Requests for Admissions, Requests for Production and Interrogatories, in substantially the same form as those attached to Plaintiff's Miscellaneous Administrative Request for Leave to Take Early Discovery at Exhibit A. -1[PROPOSED] ORDER FOR LEAVE TO TAKE EARLY DISCOVERY C-09-4401 (HRL) Case3:09-cv-04401-JSW Document14 Filed10/28/09 Page2 of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that upon obtaining Internet protocol addresses from Defendant Gary Niederhelman, plaintiff may serve on Internet access providers subpoenas to obtain subscriber information for subscribers assigned ip addresses provided by Gary Niederhelman. Such subpoenas should be substantially in the same form as the example attached to plaintiff's Miscellaneous Administrative Request for Leave to Take Discovery Prior to Rule 26 Conference as Exhibit B; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that if any Internet access provider served with a subpoena in accordance with this Order identifies a downstream access provider rather than an individual subscriber, plaintiff may serve on the downstream provider(s) such additional subpoenas as necessary in order to identify the individual subscriber assigned the ip address on the date and time in question; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that subpoenas authorized by this order and issued pursuant thereto shall be deemed appropriate court orders under 47 U.S.C. 551; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that Internet access providers shall have twenty-one (21) days from the date they are served a subpoena and a copy of this order to respond to the subpoena in order that such provider shall have sufficient time to provide notice to the subscriber whose subscriber information plaintiff seeks to obtain thereby; and IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that good faith attempts by Internet service providers to notify the subscribers shall constitute compliance with this order. It is FURTHER ORDERED that if Plaintiff is unable to obtain the necessary information by way of the interrogatories, it may renew its request for an order authorizing early discovery of documents. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff shalls serve a copy of this Order on Defendant and file proof of such service with the Court. Dated:____________________ November 6, 2009 ______________________________ HOWARD LLOYD UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE JEFFREY S. WHITE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE -2[PROPOSED] ORDER FOR LEAVE TO TAKE EARLY DISCOVERY C-09-4401 (HRL)

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