In Atlantic v. Shutovsky, pending in Manhattan, the Judge has issued an order ruling on a number of discovery issues. No written opinion was issued. Among the Court's rulings were the following:
-The plaintiffs were permitted to serve a subpoena on Mr. Shutovsky's former employer;
-The plaintiffs were permitted to take depositions of Mr. Shutovsky's wife and his brother;
-The court stayed defendant's discovery in support of his counterclaims for copyright misuse and declaratory judgment.
-Plaintiffs were required to produce all non-privileged documents or materials relating to any investigation and any sound files on their computer, and to produce a privilege log as to any claimed to be privileged.
-Plaintiffs did not have to turn over documents relating to their employees of 'online media distribution systems'.
-Defendant was required to provide the name and address of each person who used his computer during the three (3) years prior to commencement of the lawsuit.
-Defendant was required to produce all hard drives in his possession and control.
-Plaintiffs were required to furnish copies of copyright registrations for every song they assert was unlawfully downloaded.
July 26, 2007, Joint Letter Submitting Discovery Disputes*
July 30, 2007, Order of Hon. P. Kevin Castel*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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