Friday, May 17, 2013

Severance, dismissal, and quashing of subpoenas granted in Oregon in Voltage Pictures v Does 1-198

In Voltage Pictures v. Does 1-198, and certain companion cases, the District Court of Oregon has severed and dismissed, and quashed the subpoenas, as to all Does other than Doe #1, both on the ground that allegations of being in a BitTorrent swarm are not subject to joinder, and on the ground that discretionary factors do not warrant joinder.

May 4, 2013, Order, Hon. Ann Aiken, District Judge

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