Malibu Media Lawsuit
START HERE: Read this article by attorney Morgan E. Pietz about general options in these kinds of cases.
UPDATE: 11/8/12: There have been quite a few recent developments in the Malibu Media cases. Judge Klausner has severed Does and denied early discovery in the Central District of California. Judge Drozd took a similar approach in the Eastern District of California. And Judge Huff of the Southern District of California recently severed the Does in a Patrick Collins case in San Diego.
UPDATE: 8/16/12: Pietz Law Firm now representing John Does sued by Malibu Media in both the Eastern District of California and the Southern District of California. The firm has forced Malibu Media to file notices of related cases, seeking to have the many cases transferred to the same Judge, and is in the process of filing motions to quash as well as motions to sever, for its subpoena defense clients.
UPDATE: 7/15/12: Possibly in response to the sanctions motion filed by The Pietz Law Firm, all of Malibu Media’s 30+ cases currently pending in the Central District of California have been assigned to the same Judge.
UPDATE 7/1/12: The Pietz Law Firm files motion (download a copy here 2-12-cv-03614-GHK-E) for sanctions for Malibu Media’s repeated violations of the Central District’s Notice of Related Cases Rule. Blog update about this motion here.
Have you gotten a letter explaining that Malibu Media, LLC wants to sue you for copyright infringement?
If so, you have come to the right place. This firm represents people who are being sued by Malibu Media, and by other “copyright trolls.” Currently, this firm is representing the interests of John Doe defendants in multiple Malibu Media lawsuits pending in the Central District of California, as well as Malibu Media lawsuits pending in other districts across the country.
In California alone, Malibu Media has filed more than 60 cases in 2012 against almost 1,000 John Doe defendants.
The good news is that you have some options. If you just got a letter from your ISP saying something about a subpoena, then you you should read this article by Attorney Morgan E. Pietz regarding possible options.
If you were contacted by Malibu Media directly (meaning the ISP already turned over your information) then your options are a little more complicated.
After you have read the article, feel free to give this office a call if you still have questions you’d like to discuss.
Most of the cases are called “Malibu Media v. John Does 1-10″ or something like that. Here is a list of case numbers for the cases Malibu Media currently has pending in California (this firm is involved in a some of them):