Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe 9

Filing 6

MINUTE ORDER denying without prejudice 1 Defendant John Doe #9's Motion to Quash and/or Vacated, by Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 6/4/2012. (mehcd)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 12-cv-01386-WYD-MEH JOHN DOE #9, Petitioner, v. MALIBU MEDIA, LLC, Respondent. MINUTE ORDER Entered by Michael E. Hegarty, United States Magistrate Judge, on June 4, 2012. Defendant John Doe #9's Motion to Quash and/or Vacate [filed May 29, 2012; docket #1] 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 may do so on or before June 25, 2012 and 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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