Lalchandani Simon PL continues to successfully represent individuals targeted by copyright troll lawsuits

(PR NewsChannel) / March 6, 2012 / MIAMI 

Lalchandani Simon PL - Defense of John Doe defendants against copyright “trolls” in mass copyright infringement suits

Lalchandani Simon PL - Mass copyright infringement defense

The past year has seen a tremendous increase in mass copyright cases filed by film companies against hundreds to thousands of nameless “John Doe Defendants.” These cases are often used to force settlement payments out of potentially innocent defendants identified only by their IP addresses. Many of these cases settle because defendants are fearful or embarrassed at the prospect of having their actual identities linked to these pornographic downloads.

Lalchandani Simon has secured numerous dismissals of these often frivolous lawsuits by using aggressive litigation strategies and fighting these actions in court.  Lalchandani Simon recently forced the dismissal of over 20 defendants in six separate cases filed in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in and for Miami-Dade County. 

Additionally, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Lalchandani Simon moved the court to dismiss 27 separate lawsuits – against thousands of John Doe Defendants – based on documents demonstrating some improper actions taken by the plaintiffs’ counsel.  The court responded by issuing an order to show cause requiring the plaintiffs to demonstrate why all 27 cases should not be dismissed.  The court’s ruling is forth coming.   

Lalchandani Simon continues to fight these cases on several fronts and encourages individuals targeted by these suits to take action.   To help defendants that have been named in these proceedings, Lalchandani Simon has prepared the following list of “The 5 “R’s” of Being Named in a Mass Copyright Infringement Case”:

5. Resist contacting the plaintiff in an attempt to settle. The plaintiffs engage in a complex settlement negotiation process and attempts to settle will likely cost substantial sums and fail to guaranty that the matter has been resolved.

4. Research these types of case. There is a tremendous amount of information about these cases on the Internet. Understanding the broader picture will help you to understand your situation.

3. Review the letter from your ISP (Comcast, Cox, etc.) to determine when they are required to release your information. You will have to take legal action, through an attorney, before this date.

2. Restrict your wireless access network. If you are not the person who downloaded protected materials, it is likely that someone improperly accessed your router. Take steps to close your network.

1. Retain an attorney. You will need to take action in court and you need a lawyer to do that. The law firm of Lalchandani Simon PL ( is experienced in dealing with these cases quickly and efficiently and will take the necessary steps to ensure your information is not turned over to the plaintiff.

If you have been targeted in one of these lawsuits, please call (305) 999-LAW1 or e-mail for a free consultation.  Examples of filed cases include the following:

Boy Racer, Inc. v. Does, Case No. 11-29024 CA 05
Boy Racer, Inc. v. Does, Case No. 11-32622 CA 05
Millenium TGA, Inc. v. John Does 1-529, Case No. 13-2011-CA-032619-0000-01
Millenium TGA, Inc. v. John Does, Case No. 2011-31922-CA-01
Lightspeed Media Corp. v. John Does, Case No. 2011-34345-CA-01
Openmind Solutions, Inc. v. John Does 1-313, Case No. 2011-32617-CA-01
Third Degree Films, Inc. v. Does 1-375, 4:11-cv-572
Patrick Collins, Inc. v. John Does 1-915, 11-37821 CA 22
Third Degree Films, Inc. v. Does 1-259, 4:11-cv-570
Millennium TGA, Inc. v. John Does 1-529, 11-32619 CA 21
Digital Sin, Inc. v. Does 1-208, 4:11-cv-00583
Boy Racer, Inc. v. Does 1-34, 1:11-cv-23035
Digital Sin, Inc. v. Does 1-167, 4:11-cv-00586
Nucorp Ltd. v. Does 1-246, 11-42403 CA 06
Raw Films, Ltd. v. Does 1-321, 11-42407 CA 37
Patrick Collins, Inc. v. Does 1-1544, Case No. 11-24714 CA 22

NuImage v. Does 1-3932, Case # 2:11-cv-005450-JES-SPC

The forgoing is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as providing legal advice.

Mor Avin

(305) 999-5291

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SOURCE:  Lalchandani Simon PL

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