Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Doe 1 et al
MINUTE ORDER denying without prejudice 13 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-01092-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 [#4] Motion to Quash or Modify Subpoena [filed May 23, 2014; docket
#13] is denied without prejudice for the following reason.
First, Defendant Doe #4 has failed to comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(a), which states in
Every pleading, written motion, and other paper must be signed by at least one
attorney of record in the attorney’s name – or by a party personally if the party is
unrepresented. The paper must state the signer’s address, email address, and
From the content and title of the present motion, the Court infers that Doe #4 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 #4 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). With
such filing, Doe #4 must provide to the Court his name, address, telephone number and email
address in the form of a separate written “supplement” to the motion.1 If Doe #4 wishes to keep this
supplement (containing his identifying information) confidential, he may file a motion to file the
supplement under restriction pursuant to the procedure set forth in D.C. Colo. LCivR 7.2.
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.
In addition to compliance with Rule 11, the Court also notes the necessity of having
such information for the proper and efficient management of its docket.
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