Well this week has been nice to the Does. I was just informed that another K-Beech case (K-Beech vs Does 1-85, 3:11cv469-JAG (Eastern District of VA)) was dealt a serious blow yesterday (5 Oct 11). Thanks Raul!
I will add the document to this Blog soon. Here is the link to it – https://www.eff.org/files/K-Beech.pdf
Order – Court_Order_5Oct11_K-Beech
EFF Article on this new development –
Funny part taken from ARS Technica Article on this ruling. O’Bryan is the Troll.
One of the Doe defendants who complained to the court was Doe #7—O’Bryan’s former computer repairman.
“Doe #7 in the case at bar operates a computer repair business from home,” wrote the unnamed defendant to the judge, protesting that an IP address was not meaningful information. “Doe #7 connects clients’ computers to the internet through the home router. In fact, Doe #7 previously provided computer repair services to plaintiff’s attorney, who nonetheless refused to voluntarily dismiss John Doe #7.”
After the objection was filed, Doe #7 was dismissed.
Please read the order from the Court and spread the word! The judge also noted that the two other similar cases filed in his court will meet with the same fate as this one. The court on its own accord, severed Does 2-85, quashed the subpoenas, and then ordered plaintiff’s counsel to show cause as to why he should not be hit with Rule 11 sanctions for frivolous conduct.
This one will be a pleasure to add to the Motions template.