NEED HELP!! INTERNET HARASSMENT!! FILING A LAWSUIT ?
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It depends in large part on whom you are issuing the subpoenas to. For example, in my experience, Charter Communications always requires a court order before it will provide any information in response to a subpoena, which requires the filing of a motion for a court order to compel production of the information sought in the subpoena. Others ISP's may not require a court order, but they will object, which requires us to meet and confer and provide additional information, before they will produce the subpoenaed information. Even then, they will have to notify the DOE to permit said DOE the opportunity to file a motion to quash (in order to prevent their identity from being released). If the DOE does in fact seek to quash the subpoena, then the delay entailed is dependent on the assigned judge's calendar. Sometimes we can get on the judge's calendar quickly; other times it can take months.
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