Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address

Filing 18

MINUTE ORDER granting 16 Defendant's Renewed Motion to Limit Expedited Discovery and for Protective Order, by Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 3/27/2014. (cpear)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 14-cv-00259-WYD-MEH MALIBU MEDIA, LLC, Plaintiff, v. JOHN DOE SUBSCRIBER ASSIGNED IP ADDRESS, Defendant. MINUTE ORDER Entered by Michael E. Hegarty, United States Magistrate Judge, on March 27, 2014. Defendant’s Renewed Motion to Limit Expedited Discovery and for Protective Order Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 [filed March 20, 2014; docket # 16] is granted as follows. The Defendant may proceed anonymously in this matter as “John Doe” only for the purpose of adjudicating any motion to quash or motion to dismiss. Upon resolution of the motion to quash or motion to dismiss, should the Defendant perceive a need to continue proceeding anonymously in this case, he must then seek permission from the Court to continue proceeding anonymously. In addition, to the extent not opposed by Plaintiff, the Court grants Defendant’s request that Defendant’s telephone number and email address be excluded from the expedited discovery allowed by this Court in its January 31, 2014 Order [docket # 9]. So long as Defendant remains represented by counsel, Plaintiff may not obtain Defendant’s telephone number or email address through expedited discovery before the Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) conference.

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