Inc et al v. Vivcic et al

Filing 38

MINUTE ORDER: The Court ORDERS Plaintiffs to file a supplemental declaration with the necessary information described herein by 6/11/2024. Authorized by Hon. Michelle L. Peterson. (SB)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 AMAZON.COM INC, et al., Plaintiffs, 9 10 v. 11 VIVCIC, et al., Case No. C23-486-JHC-MLP MINUTE ORDER Defendants. 12 13 14 15 16 The following Minute Order is made at the direction of the Court, the Hon. Michelle L. Peterson, United States Magistrate Judge: To obtain a court order for alternative service under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(f)(3), a plaintiff 17 must “demonstrate that the facts and circumstances of the present case necessitated the district 18 court’s intervention.” Rio Props., Inc. v. Rio Int’l Interlink, 284 F.3d 1007, 1016 (9th Cir. 2002). 19 Here, Plaintiffs indicate third-party discovery disclosed “potential physical addresses for 20 Defendants in China” but “Plaintiffs’ investigators were not able to confirm that Defendants 21 were located at any of the addresses, or that the addresses were related to any fraudulent 22 activity.” (Commerson Decl. (dkt. # 36) at ¶ 4.) Plaintiffs do not explain any steps they took to 23 confirm Defendants were located at or otherwise associated with the addresses. Plaintiffs have MINUTE ORDER - 1 1 provided no information to conclude the addresses are not associated with Defendants. The Court 2 is thus unable to determine at this point whether circumstances necessitate the Court’s 3 intervention. Accordingly, the Court ORDERS Plaintiffs to file a supplemental declaration with 4 the necessary information by June 11, 2024. 5 Dated this 4th day of June, 2024. 6 Ravi Subramanian Clerk of Court 7 By: Tim Farrell Deputy Clerk 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 MINUTE ORDER - 2

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