Came across this motion and some other interesting documents recently filed in case # 3:11-CV-027666-MEJ, Patrick Collins v. Does 1-3590, Northern District of California (Ira Siegel).
The first Motion to Quash I have is from Bobbie J. Thomas, of Richmond, CA, filed 3 Nov 2011. As the motion to quash was filed under true name, the court and Troll have the Doe’s information. B_Thomas
With that said, this looks like it could be a bit embarrassing for Mr. Siegel, as Mrs. Thomas is an older disabled female with several in-home care providers. Her daughter also runs a child day care business out of the residence. Mrs. Thomas has a computer (and Internet connection) in a common area. Mrs. Thomas states that any of the other residents had access to the computer at various times and could have downloaded the movie in question.
Sounds very familiar to the John Steele case in San Francisco, CA, where they were trying to get a 70-year old woman to settle. Article. That caused some embarrassment for the Troll. Mr. Steele even stated later that upon further investigation they found the person who really did it. Funny how they didn’t care to try and find the real person until the bad press started to roll in. 🙂 I don’t know if Mr. Siegel will learn from this and drop it fast. Lets see what greed will motivate him to do.
Take a look over the motion. It has some area you might consider using. As this motion was filed under true name, the Judge may actually rule in her favor. The judge previous stated that she (and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal) don’t generally allow anonymous motions.