ME2 Productions, Inc. v. Does

Filing 42

ORDER that Magistrate Judge Koppe's 24 Report and Recommendation is ADOPTED in part and REJECTED in part. All Defendants except for Nigel Bruce are dismissed without prejudice. Signed by Judge James C. Mahan on 11/7/17. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - SLD)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 6 *** 7 ME2 PRODUCTIONS, INC., 8 Plaintiff(s), 9 10 Case No. 2:17-CV-124 JCM (NJK) ORDER v. APRIL RANTA, et al., 11 Defendant(s). 12 13 Presently before the court is Magistrate Judge Koppe’s report and recommendation 14 following an order to show cause as to why the defendants should not be severed and all but the 15 first-named defendant dismissed. (ECF No. 24). Plaintiff ME2 Productions, Inc., filed an 16 objection. (ECF No. 29). Defendants have not filed a response, and the time to do so has since 17 passed. 18 19 Also before the court is plaintiff’s motion for default judgment against defendants Nigel Bruce and Yaoska Molina-Cruz. (ECF No. 41). 20 The present case is one of many filed by plaintiff against numerous Doe defendants. 21 Exhibit 1 to ME2’s objection contains its memorandum and points of authority to support its 22 objections to the instant report and recommendation. (ECF No. 29-1). The exhibit is a carbon 23 copy of plaintiff’s objections in the case of ME2 Productions, Inc. v. Bayu, case no. 2:17-cv-00724- 24 JCM-NJK. The court issued an order in Bayu that adopted Magistrate Judge Koppe’s report and 25 recommendation in that case and severed all but the first-named defendant.1 For the same reasons, 26 27 1 28 James C. Mahan U.S. District Judge After Magistrate Judge Koppe issued the instant R&R, plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal as to defendant Ranta, among others. (ECF No. 40). Accordingly, the court will dismiss all defendants except for Nigel Bruce. 1 the court finds severance here is appropriate. 2 Accordingly, 3 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Koppe’s report and recommendation 4 (ECF No. 24) be, and the same hereby is, ADOPTED in part and REJECTED in part, consistent 5 with the foregoing. 6 7 8 9 10 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all defendants except for Nigel Bruce be, and the same hereby are, dismissed without prejudice. DATED November 7, 2017. __________________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 James C. Mahan U.S. District Judge -2-

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