LHF Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-10
MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge M. Hannah Lauck on 12/22/2016. (jsmi, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
LHF PRODUCTIONS, INC.,
Civil Action No. 3:16cv748
JOHN DOES 1-10,
This matter comes before the Court on two motions: (1) the Motion for Discovery for
Leave to Serve Third Party Subpoenas (the "Motion for Discovery") filed by LHF Productions,
Inc. ("LHF"), (ECFNo. 2); and, (2) the FirstMotion to Extend Time Pursuant to Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 4(m) (the "Motion to Extend") filed by LHF, (ECF No. 6). The Court exercises
jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1338(a).' The Court dispenses with oral argument because
the materials before it adequatelypresent the facts and legal contentions, and argument would
not aid the decisional process. For the reasons that follow, the Court will: (1) sever and dismiss
without prejudice all defendants except John Doe 1; (2) grant the Motion for Discoveryas to
John Doe 1; and, (3) grant the Motion to Extend as to John Doe 1.
' 28 U.S.C. §1338(a) states in part: "The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of
any civil action arising underany Act of Congress relating to patents, plant variety protection,
copyrights and trademarks." 28 U.S.C. § 1338(a).
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