Colorado Federal Judge Dismisses Doe Downloaders As Improperly Joined

DENVER - Finding that the John Doe defendants in a file-sharing case "would suffer significant undue prejudice if forced to litigate this action as a group," a Colorado federal judge on Dec. 6 sua sponte dismissed all but one of the Does as improperly joined (Malibu Media LLC v. John Does 1-19,, No. 1:12-cv-03168, D. Colo.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173858).

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