Thursday, May 31, 2012

Magistrate judge severs in Patrick Collins v Does 1-11, orders discovery as to John Doe #1 only

In Patrick Collins, Inc. v. John Does 1-11, a bittorrent downloading case against individual John Does in Central Islip, New York, Magistrate Judge Arlene R. Lindsay, citing the decision in KBeech v. Does 1-37, has severed as to all defendants except John Doe #1, and granted discovery as to John Doe #1.

Report and recommendation severing as to John Does 2-11
Order granting discovery as to John Doe #1 only

[Ed. note. If plaintiff chooses to pursue its case against Does 2-11, it will have to pay an additional $350 filing fee for each case.- R.B.]

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