Malibu Media Lawsuits Resume on Long Island
Last October, Eastern District of New York Magistrate Judge Stephen I. Locke stayed all Malibu Media lawsuit discovery pending the outcome of a Motion to Quash filed by one of the defendants.
That Defendant’s Motion to Quash has since been denied and the stay has been lifted as of August 23rd, 2016. Subpoena notices are already making their way to defendants.
Judge Locke cited all the usual reasons for denying Motions to Quash in Malibu Media cases. The defendant isn’t the recipient of the subpoena, and therefore doesn’t have standing, and even if they did, that the subpoena is not an undue burden, and that defendant’s identity is not privileged or confidential information.
The ruling means that the Eastern District of New York is yet another forum that allows Malibu Media lawsuits to proceed far enough to encourage settlements.
If you have received a notice in one of these cases, please don’t hesitate to call me immediately at 888.801.8681. If calling after-hours, please leave a message; I do return calls after-hours.
I have a ton of experience defending file-sharing lawsuits and can help you achieve the best outcome possible. I have defeated several copyright plaintiffs around the U.S. and I fought Malibu in their first trial. I’ve represented over 500 defendants in both settling and litigating Malibu Media lawsuits. I’ve written a subpoena defense guide for your information, as well.
I look forward to speaking with you and helping you put this matter behind you. Please don’t hesitate to call. 888.801.8681.