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Doe defendant allowed to use pseudonym in porn download case to avoid abusive litigation tactics

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2012

Judge Tharp denied Doe defendant’s motion to quash a subpoena seeking his identifying information from his cable provider in this BitTorrent copyright case, but allowed the Doe to proceed in the suit using a pseudonym

Dropped copyright claim alone cannot be the basis for copyright misuse

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

Judge Keys granted in part defendant McDonnell Boehnen’s (“MBHB”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 37 motion to compel document production and interrogatory responses

Court maintains secrecy of copyright Doe defendants because of “substantial possibility” of misnaming

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2014

Judge Tharp granted plaintiff Osiris Entertainment’s Fed. R. Civ. P 26(d) motion to take expedited discovery prior to a Rule 26 conference in order

Failure to serve complaint courtesy copies leads to fine

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2014

Judge Shadur sua sponte ordered plaintiff Malibu Media to serve a courtesy copy of its copyright complaint on the Court in compliance with Local Rule

Counterclaim need not plead facts to overcome statute of limitations affirmative defense

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2013

Judge Shadur denied plaintiff Flava Works’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendant’s copyright infringement counterclaims. The fact that

Illinois does not recognize tortious interference based upon wrongfully filed suits

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2014

Judge Grady granted in part plaintiff Flava Works’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss defendants’ (collectively “myVidster”) tortious

Default judgment requires damages prove-up

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2012

Judge Shadur acknowledged that pro se plaintiff’s motion for default was timely in this copyright infringement case

Court grants summary judgment based upon no likelihood of confusion

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2013

Judge Nolan granted defendant E. Mishan & Sons (“EMS”) motion for summary judgment on plaintiff Hearthware’s copyright, Lanham Act and related state law

Discovery limited to avoid a fishing expedition

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2013

Judge Keys granted in part defendant MBHB’s motion to compel document production and request for admission responses in this copyright case involving

Court allows joinder of BitTorrent Does for early stages of case - 27January, 2014

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2014

Judge Gottschall denied various Doe defendants’ motions to quash third party subpoenas to their respective internet service providers (ISPs) as well