MCGIP, LLC v. Does 1-14, No. 11 C 2887, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. May 10, 2011) (Lindberg, Sen. J.).
Judge Lindberg granted plaintiff MCGIP limited, early discovery to identify the fourteen Does based upon their IP addresses. MCGIP was allowed to serve subpoenas upon six identified internet service providers ("ISP") seeking limited information about the identity of the Does. McGip, however, could only use any information it received for purposes of protecting its interests in the complaint and not for any other purposes.