What has Strike 3 Filed?
Recently, notorious copyright Plaintiff Strike 3 Holdings filed 16 new Federal lawsuits in Connecticut (1 case), Florida (3 cases), and Virginia (12 cases). Normally, handling so many lawsuits at once would be a daunting task, but it’s standard practice for Strike 3. Each lawsuit is nearly identical, alleging that an investigator recorded an IP address infringing on Strike 3’s copyrights by downloading Vixen, Tushy, or Blacked films through BitTorrent networks. They then ask the courts to grant a subpoena for the name of the internet account holder behind the IP address.
Motions to Quash
When an internet service provider, such as AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Optimum Online, or Verizon, receives the subpoena, they’re obligated to alert the subscriber. This is when most people find out about the lawsuit and the need to file a Motion to Quash to challenge the subpoena.
If you’re considering a Motion to Quash, please contact me. I’ve defended over 1,000 people against plaintiffs like Strike 3 Holdings, and have significant experience with Motions to Quash. I can help explain when they can be helpful, and when they could be potentially harmful.
What Should I Do?
Although Strike 3 files hundreds of lawsuits every year, they take each one seriously, and the consequences can be significant. If not defended against, these lawsuits can have damages of at least $750 per infringement, but the Plaintiff can ask for more. This can make a typical Strike 3 Holdings case worth $10,000s, if not $100,000s in damages. These cases shouldn’t be ignored. Recently in New York, Strike 3 Holdings won a $108,750 default judgment against a defendant who did not defend themselves in court.
The Plaintiff is often willing to settle or even dismiss the case when a defendant has an adequate defense. That’s why it’s so important to contact an experienced attorney immediately. I can provide valuable information based on my years of experience. If you contact my office, you’ll be speaking with me directly. I strive to make sure that everyone who contacts me is informed, and understands their situation and all of the options available to them.
I can explain to you your options for defense, and recommend the best way forward for your situation. I’ve represented more than 1,000 people across the country, and I focus my practice on defending against BitTorrent-based lawsuits. I work with a team of lawyers to make sure that I can represent you, no matter where you are. I’m very familiar with this Plaintiff and opposing counsel, and I can give you individualized guidance for your case.