UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTEASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
______________________________________________________________________________OPENMIND SOLUTIONS, INC.,Case No. 7:12-cv-00544Plaintiff, Case No. 2:12-cv-00598Case No. 2:12-cv-00599Case No. 2:12-cv-00600v. Case No. 2:12-cv-00601Case No. 3:12-cv-00811Case No. 3:12-cv-00812JOHN DOE, Case No. 3:12-cv-00813Case No. 3:12-cv-00814Case No. 1:12-cv-01272Defendant. Case No. 1:12-cv-01283______________________________________________________________________________
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OFPLAINTIFF'S MOTION TO CONSOLIDATE CASES
Plaintiff Openmind Solutions, Inc., respectfully requests the above captioned cases beconsolidated into one action. The Federal Rules permit courts to consolidate actions when theyinvolve a common question of law or fact in order to reduce unnecessary costs or delay. Theabove captioned cases involve several common questions of law and several common questionsof fact. Consolidating the above captioned cases would help to avoid unnecessary costs or delay.For these reasons, the Court should grant Plaintiffs motion and consolidate the above captionedcases.
Plaintiff brought the above captioned actions against unknown defendants for claims of copyright infringement, contributory infringement, and negligence. (ECF No. 1.) Each John Doedefendant infringed on, and helped others to infringe on, Plaintiffs copyrighted work Throated
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