Court Dumps Prenda's Subpoena

from the quashed dept

You may recall that Prenda had (not surprisingly) gone crazy overboard with subpoenas in its attempt to intimidate some anti-copyright troll bloggers and their commenters. The EFF stepped in and asked a court to quash the subpoena, which the court has now done, in large part because Prenda never even bothered to respond.
As of this date, no responsive memorandum has been filed. LRCiv 7.2(i) provides in part “if the opposing party does not serve and file the required answering memorandum, ...such noncompliance may be deemed a consent to the denial or granting of the motion and the Court may dispose of the motion summarily.” Pursuant to this rule, the Court deems Plaintiff's failure to serve and file the required answering memorandum a consent to the granting of Defendant-Movant's Motion to Quash the Subpoena to Wild West Domains Seeking Identity Information.
I guess Prenda's a bit busy. Or someone there realized this subpoena had zero chance of actually going forward. Either way, the subpoena is dead.

Filed Under: die troll die, prenda, subpoena
Companies: prenda, prenda law

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 May 2013 @ 6:08am

    it makes me wonder then, had anyone from Prenda or whoever had turned up, would the court have granted the subpoena, even though it was a blatant load of shite designed as yet another delaying tactic? if this whole mess gets sorted out, i sincerely hope the court gives a sentence that is suitable, thinking to itself what the sentence would have been if it was an ordinary person(s) in court under as near to charges as could be and given the way the court has been lied to and been made to wait. i bet that would have been a serious fine ($100,000s) and probable jail time! if good for one, should be more than good for the other, given the profession of those involved!

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