Malibu Media, LLC v. John Does 1-11
MINUTE ORDER denying without prejudice 16 Motion to Dismiss John Doe No. 2 and, in the Alternative, Motion to Quash Subpoena and Motion for Protective Order, by Magstrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 6/19/2012. (mehcd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 12-cv-00843-MSK-MEH
MALIBU MEDIA, LLC,
JOHN DOES 1-11,
Entered by Michael E. Hegarty, United States Magistrate Judge, on June 19, 2012.
The Motion to Dismiss John Doe No. 2 and, in the Alternative, Motion to Quash Subpoena
and Motion for Protective Order [filed June 15, 2012; docket #16] is denied without prejudice for
failure to seek permission from the Court to proceed anonymously. See K-Beech, Inc. v. Does 1-29,
826 F. Supp. 2d 903, 905 (W.D.N.C. 2011) (noting that a party who wishes to proceed anonymously
may overcome the presumption against anonymous proceedings by filing a well-reasoned motion
to proceed anonymously); see also West Coast Prods., Inc. v. Does 1-5829, 275 F.R.D. 9, 12
(D.D.C. 2011) (“federal courts generally allow parties to proceed anonymously only under certain
special circumstances when anonymity is necessary to protect a person from harassment, injury,
ridicule or personal embarrassment”). If the Defendant John Doe cited herein wishes to re-file his
motion in accordance with this order and all applicable local and federal court rules, he must first
(or contemporaneously) file a motion to proceed anonymously. The Court warns the parties that it
may strike any motion or other filing that deviates from the requirements of this order or from those
set forth in the applicable local or federal rules.
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