Monday, July 03, 2006

Oral Argument Set in Motown v. Does 1-99 in Manhattan for Thursday, July 6th, at 10 A.M.

Oral argument is scheduled to be conducted before Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan federal court on Thursday, July 6th, 10 A.M., in Motown v. Does 1-99.

This will be the argument of a John Doe's motion to (a) vacate the RIAA's ex parte discovery order on the ground that it was not supported by competent evidence, (b) quash the RIAA's subpoena on the ground that the underlying complaint fails to state a claim for relief under the copyright laws, and (c) dismiss and sever as to John Does 2-99 on the ground that they are improperly joined in the case, in violation of the federal rules for permissive joinder.

The primary litigation documents, in which the issues are outlined, are published online at Internet Law & Regulation:

Notice of motion to vacate ex parte discovery order, quash subpoenas, and sever and dismiss as to John Does 2-99
Affidavit of Morlan Ty Rogers in Support of Motion
Affidavit of Zi Mei in Support of Motion
Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion
Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law In Opposition to Motion
John Doe's Reply Memorandum of Law In Support of Motion

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1 comment:

StephenH said...


I have some info that could help your cases and I beleive I could present it in a way stronger than what Zei Mei said. Would you be interested. E-mail me at