Redweek, Inc v. Does et al

Filing 9

ORDER granting Plaintiff's 4 Ex Parte Motion for Expedited Discovery, by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (swt)

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HONORABLE ROBERT S. LASNIK 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 REDWEEK, INC., a Washington corporation, 10 Plaintiff, 11 v. No. 2:17-cv-00429 RSL ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF REDWEEK, INC.’S EX PARTE MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY 12 13 14 JOHN DOES 1-10, individuals, JOHN DOES 11-20, corporations, Defendant. 15 16 The Court, having considered Plaintiff RedWeek, Inc.’s (“RedWeek”) Ex Parte 17 Motion for Expedited Discovery, Dkt. # 4, and the documents filed in support thereof, 18 concludes that RedWeek cannot identify the Doe defendants without taking the requested 19 discovery and accordingly GRANTS the motion. 20 RedWeek may immediately serve subpoenas in the forms attached as exhibits to 21 the Declaration of William C. Rava in Support of RedWeek’s Motion (Dkt. # 5) on the 22 entities identified therein, namely 1 & 1 Mail & Media, MCI, and New Cingular 23 Wireless, seeking information that would allow service on the Doe defendants, 24 specifically his or her name, address, and email address. An entity served with a 25 subpoena authorized by this order shall give written notice, which includes email notice, 26 and a copy of the subpoena to any affected subscriber(s) as soon as possible after service ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF REDWEEK, INC.’S EX PARTE MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY (No. C17-429RSL) – 1 1 of the subpoena and shall provide RedWeek with the date(s) upon which notice was 2 provided to each affected subscriber. The entity and/or any affected subscriber(s) shall 3 have thirty (30) days from the date the subscriber is notified of the subpoena to object to 4 the production pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 45(d)(2)(B). Any objection must be in writing 5 and sent to William C. Rava, Perkins Coie LLP, 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, 6 WA 98101. 7 The entity shall not disclose defendants’ identifying information before or during 8 the 30-day period or if a timely objection is served on RedWeek or its counsel unless and 9 until the Court orders it to do so. If an objection is served, the entity shall preserve any 10 material responsive to the subpoena for a period of two (2) months in order to allow 11 RedWeek to move for an order compelling production under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 45(d)(2)(B)(i). If no objection is served, the entity shall comply with the subpoena within 13 fourteen (14) days. 14 15 16 RedWeek shall provide a copy of this Order with each subpoena issued pursuant thereto. 17 18 Dated this 22nd day of March, 2017. 19 20 21 A Robert S. Lasnik 22 United States District Judge 23 24 25 26 ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF REDWEEK, INC.’S EX PARTE MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY (No. C17-429RSL ) – 2

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