On October 10, 2012, United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner issued a Minute Order denying Malibu Media’s Renewed Motion for Early Discovery in all Malibu Media cases assigned to him in the Central District of California. What that means is that 33 of Malibu Media’s cases have bitten the dust, at least as to all Does other than Doe No. 1.
The Pietz Law Firm has a long history with this set of cases. It represents multiple clients involved in this ruling, and has briefed these issues extensively to the Court. Many of the arguments cited by the Court closely track with the arguments raised by The Pietz Law Firm in its opposition to plaintiff’s renewed motion for leave to take early discovery.