Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Doe 1-33
MINUTE ORDER denying without prejudice 15 Motion to Quash, by Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty on 5/27/2014.(evana, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-01084-WYD-MEH
COUNTRYMAN NEVADA, LLC, a California limited liability company,
Entered by Michael E. Hegarty, United States Magistrate Judge, on May 27, 2014.
Defendant Doe’s [#1] Motion to Quash or Vacate [filed May 20, 2014; docket #12] is denied
without prejudice for the following reason.
From the content and title of the present motion, the Court infers that Doe #1 seeks to
proceed in this litigation anonymously. However, he has failed to properly seek permission from
the Court to do so. 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”).
Therefore, if Doe #1 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 6, 2014 and must first (or
contemporaneously) file a motion to proceed anonymously in accordance with Rule 11(a).
The Court will construe the present motion and its attachments as Doe #1's supplement
containing his name and address for Court records; accordingly, the Clerk of the Court is directed
to maintain the motion and attachments (docket #12) under Restriction Level 2 until further order
of the Court.
In addition, the Court directs the Clerk to send a copy of this order to the address listed in
docket #12-1 at 6. The Court 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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