In Fonovisa v. Does 1-9, 2008 U.S. Dist. Lexis 27170, 2008 WL 919701 (W.D. Pa. April 3, 2008), targeting students at Carnegie-Mellon University, a student (John Doe #3), appearing pro se, lost her motion to quash the subpoena, but won her motion for severance. Her motion to dismiss the complaint was denied without prejudice to her raising the same arguments in a summary judgment motion.
The court's order, by Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan, dismissed the case as to John Does 1-2, and 4-9, and ordered the RIAA to commence 8 separate proceedings against each of them, with separate filing fees, cover sheets, etc., for each.
The court also held that the new cases may NOT be deemed "related" cases.
Decision dismissing as to Does 1-2, and 4-9*(2008 U.S. Dist. Lexis 27170, 2008 WL 919701)
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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