New LHF Productions Lawsuits in Tampa
On July 28, 2016, five LHF Productions lawsuits were filed in the Middle District of Florida (all in the Tampa Division). Like other BitTorrent cases, these are for the alleged downloading and distribution of a movie via peer-to-peer networks (i.e., “Torrenting”).
Isn’t it . . . ‘Moronic’?
Here, the movie alleged to be downloaded is London has Fallen, a movie directed by Babak Najafi that ws released in March 2016. Like most films involved in BitTorrent lawsuits, this one is from Voltage Pictures.
Also like most such films, it was not hailed by critics. In fact, New York Times critic Neil Genzlinger called it “formulaic and moronic.”
Comparing London Has Fallen to its predecessor Olympus Has Fallen, Genzlinger said, “incredibly, the same president has been snatched by terrorists again, . . . and this time the rescue is an unimaginative, repetitive slog.”
“The president, along with practically every other significant world leader, travels to London for a state funeral, and a preposterous number of terrorists with an equally preposterous supply of guns and explosives are waiting for him. . . .”
What if you receive a subpoena on a LHF Productions lawsuit?
If you receive a letter from your Internet Service Provider with a copy of a subpoena about an LHF Productions lawsuit, it means that you are a “John Doe” and have been accused of downloading London has Fallen via BitTorrent, and the Plaintiff has filed a subpoena to obtain your identifying information.
You may or may not have done it. Every situation is different. But one thing is almost 100% certain: It will not go away. This is federal litigation, serious stuff, and if you ignore it, after your information is released, you will likely be served with a summons and a copy of the complaint.
Cynthia Conlin has represented more than 200 John Does or other defendants in BitTorrent cases since 2012 and is one of the most experienced BitTorrent defense attorneys. When it comes to BitTorrent cases, our firm represents only defendants. We have dealt with nearly every aspect of litigation in these cases. For a free consultation on your BitTorrent case, call us at 407-965-5519 or contact us here.
The new cases in Florida are:
- LHF Productions, Inc. v. John or Jane Doe, Case No. 8:16-cv-02170-JDW-AEP
- LHF Productions, Inc. v. John or Jane Doe, Case No. 8:16-cv-02171-SDM-TBM
- LHF Productions, Inc. v. John or Jane Doe, Case No. 8:16-cv-02172-CEH-JSS
- LHF Productions, Inc. v. John or Jane Doe, Case No. 8:16-cv-02173-VMC-MAP
- LHF Productions, Inc. v. John or Jane Doe, Case No. 8:16-cv-02174-MSS-MAP