Hard Drive Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-84
ORDER. Signed by Judge Hamilton on 10/18/2011. (pjhlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/18/2011)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
HARD DRIVE PRODUCTIONS, INC.,
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
No. C 11-3648 PJH
The instant action was recently reassigned to the undersigned judge, following the
filing of defendant “alleged Doe 126.96.36.199"’s notice of “non-consent” to the underlying
magistrate judge’s jurisdiction. The court is also in receipt of plaintiff’s objection to the
reassignment. The court has reviewed plaintiff’s objection and agrees with plaintiff that,
since defendant is a Doe defendant whose identity is unknown and who has yet to be
served with process in the underlying action, defendant’s standing to decline the magistrate
judge’s jurisdiction is unclear. Reassignment to the undersigned is therefore improper, until
defendant Doe’s identity has been determined, and service of process has been either
made upon the identified Doe defendant, or waived by the same.
The clerk is therefore directed to reassign the matter back to the magistrate judge
originally assigned to this action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: October 18, 2011
PHYLLIS J. HAMILTON
United States District Judge
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