In Arista v. Does 1-27, the Portland, Maine, case targetting 27 University of Maine students, the RIAA has filed its opposition to the motions by one group of John Does to vacate the ex parte discovery order, quash the subpoena issued pursuant to the order, and vacate the declaration of Carlos Linares.
This is the same case in which
-Magistrate Judge Kravchuk has suggested the imposition of Rule 11 sanctions based on false statements of fact made by the RIAA lawyers in order to justify the misjoinder of multiple John Does;
-one group of eight (8) students joined together and hired a prominent Portland, Maine, law firm to represent them;
-two other students are being represented by the University of Maine Law School's Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic; and
-the student attorneys of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic have filed a Rule 11 motion against the plaintiffs and their attorneys.
RIAA Opposition to Motion to Vacate and Quash*
RIAA Opposition to Motion to Strike Carlos Linares Declaration*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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