In Arista v. Does 1-9, the Columbus, Ohio, case in which the Magistrate Judge had dismissed and severed as to John Does 2-9 due to their misjoinder, but granted the RIAA's motion for discovery, the District Judge sustained the rulings of the Magistrate, over objections from both sides, in a July 29, 2008, decision.
Now the RIAA has filed a Notice of Dismissal Without Prejudice.
July 29, 2008, Decision affirming Magistrate Judge's rulings
Notice of Dismissal Without Prejudice
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