Zembezia Film (Pty) Ltd v. Does 1-66

Filing 9

ORDER QUASHING SUBPOENA by Judge Robert S. Lasnik; The subpoena issued to Comcast regarding IP address is QUASHED as moot. (TF) cc: A Markhotok

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 ZEMBEZIA FILM LTD., 9 Plaintiff, Case No. C13-0309RAJ-RSL 10 11 v. ORDER QUASHING SUBPOENA DOES 1 - 66, 12 Defendants. 13 14 15 This matter comes before the Court on a letter seeking to quash a subpoena 16 issued to Comcast and to dismiss the above-captioned matter. Dkt. # 8. The subpoena 17 appears to be moot as it relates to IP address The Court granted leave for 18 preliminary discovery for the purpose of identifying the Doe defendants: that purpose has 19 now been accomplished insofar as Anna Markhotok is concerned. Plaintiff has the 20 information it needs to serve Doe 58. 21 Quashing the subpoena will not, however, end or preclude this action for 22 copyright infringement. To the contrary, plaintiff will then have an opportunity to affect 23 personal service of the complaint, at which point defendant may file a response.1 24 25 26 1 If and when service is accomplished on Ms. Markhotok, she may want to review Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 when evaluating her options for presenting defenses and objections. ORDER QUASHING SUBPOENA - 1 1 2 For all of the foregoing reasons, the subpoena issued to Comcast regarding IP address is QUASHED as moot. 3 4 Dated this 2nd day of May, 2013. 5 A 6 Robert S. Lasnik United States District Judge 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER QUASHING SUBPOENA - 2

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