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Anderson continues to fish

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In my previous post, “A deep sea fishing expedition?“, I wrote about attorney Timothy Anderson receiving permission from the court to depose defendants. The case is AF Holdings, LLC v. John Does 1-4, Case No. 3:12-cv-00055-GEC-BWC, in the Western District of Virginia.

In a new motion, attorney Anderson states that he’s deposed one defendant, and seeks permission to depose another individual based on who he believes to be the true infringer.

Further, the Plaintiff has now conducted a Rule 30 deposition on the IP registered user by the initials of W.L. In that deposition, W.L. provided information to the Plaintiff that leads the Plaintiff to believe that a family member of W.L. who was living at the home of W.L. at the date and time of the infringement may have indeed been the infringer, or at the very least may have pertinent information about the infringement activity. Accordingly, the Plaintiff now seeks to perform a deposition on an individual with the initials Z.L. pursuant to Rule 30 to identify the Doe in this matter.


Here is Anderson’s motion.



It sounds like Anderson deposed W.L., and determined that they were not the likely infringer. How many depositions will it take to find the true infringer?


Anderson’s motion to continue discovery was granted. The deep sea fishing expedition continues.


If you are involved in a lawsuit where a deposition is upcoming, review DieTrollDie’s blog post: “Copyright Troll Depositions – What to Expect


Written by copyrightclerk

December 31, 2012 at 9:36 am

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  1. W.L. must go forward with a counter-deposition to figure out WTF “AF Holdings” is. Judge Wright’s order allowing Prenda interrogation is a good reference to start.


    December 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm

  2. [...] in the Western District of Virginia. I’ve written about this case before where I mentioned that it seemed attorney Plaintiff attorney Timothy Anderson was on a deep sea fishing expedition [...]

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