Criminal Productions Suit in Utah – Deadline to Serve Summons Extended – ISP Defense

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Criminal Productions Inc. , the movie company associated with the movie “Criminal” starring Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds has sued Utah internet users (and in other states)  alleging they used BitTorrent to illegally download the movie.  Previously, the movie company has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania and other states, see here.


Set up a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case, or keep reading below for more information on what you can expect from your case with Criminal Productions.


ON September 11 2017, the federal court in Utah issued an Order granting the movie company’s Motion for Extension of Time for Service. Plaintiff Criminal Productions Inc. shall have ninety (90) additional days for service as to all Defendant Does 1-32. Signed by Magistrate Judge Dustin B. Pead on 9/11/2017.

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If you want to talk for free with an Antonelli Law defense lawyer right away about the Criminal Productions lawsuit, use our contact form or call us at 312-201-8310 nationwide. We’re the nation’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm. Or scroll down to continue learning more about these lawsuits.

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What Are These Lawsuits About?

The movie company says it is filing these lawsuits to stop piracy of its intellectual property.Critics of these lawsuits say its about the movie company generating more revenue.

Read more about the Criminal Productions Inc lawsuits below, or contact us if you are targeted in one of its lawsuits and need help right away. And if you really want to read more, I wrote this article about “copyright trolls” litigation which was published by Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section:

Here is a list of case filed by Criminal Productions Inc. in Utah

  • Criminal Productions, Inc. v Does 1-32 2:17-cv-00550

Here is a list of cases filed by Criminal Productions Inc. in the District of Pennsylvania:

  • CRIMINAL PRODUCTIONS, INC. v Does 1-5 2:2017-cv-00706
  • CRIMINAL PRODUCTIONS, INC. v Does 1-5 2:2016-cv-04467

Here is a list of cases filed by Criminal Productions Inc. in the District of Virginia

  • Criminal Productions, Inc. v. Doe 1, case number is  1:17-cv-00079

Here is a list of cases filed by Criminal Productions Inc. in the Northern District of Illinois

  • CRIMINAL PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. DOES 1-18 1:16-cv-05500

Here is a list of cases filed by Criminal Productions Inc. in the District of Arizona

  • Criminal Productions Inc v Does 1-15 2:16-cv-03327
  • Criminal Productions Inc v Does 1-14 2:16-cv-03350
  • Criminal Productions Inc v Does 1-14 2:16-cv-03358

I Received a Letter from My Internet Company and a Subpoena Copy – What Do I Do?

If you receive a letter or email  from your internet company such as Frontier Communications, AT&T, Verizon, or Comcast and a copy of a subpoena, this is your first notice you have become the target of a lawsuit. The best thing to do first is don’t panic. Call a lawyer experienced with movie-sharing lawsuits, including experience fighting Criminal Productions Inc. If you wish to settle anonymously through an attorney, now is the only time to do so.

How Can Antonelli Law Help Me?

Antonelli Law will help you decide what to do about the Criminal Productions Inc. letters, subpoenas, and summons. We have helped many people accused of downloading movies over the internet in these type of lawsuits.

  • Learn about what the notice means.
  • Ask every question that concerns you.
  • Learn the facts and decide if you want to settle the lawsuit anonymously, wait to see if nothing happens, or plan to fight back.
  • File a motion to quash? We’ll help you to decide.
  • Have us negotiate a settlement for you, including a proper settlement agreement that is in your interest, and a dismissal order entered by the federal court to protect you and which you keep for your records.

Remember, don’t panic. Learn the facts and your legal options by speaking for free to an Antonelli Law attorney confidentially nationwide at 312-201-8310 or use the contact form above.

Our clients say Antonelli Law is very good at:

  • Reducing your anxiety about the problem
  • Giving clear information to help you decide what to do
  • Responsive and accessible via phone and email
  • Tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation

We understand the shock you may be feeling from receiving a notice of this action, and have the experience to help you deal with this in the best way possible for you: anonymous settlement, or prepare to fight back.

Attorneys: Don’t risk malpractice in a copyright lawsuit if you don’t do this type of work regularly – the  loser pays statutory and attorneys fees. We accept attorney referrals and are very experienced in this specialized litigation.

Can I File a Motion to Quash the ISP Subpoena?

Yes, if it is not after the deadline to do so stated in your notice form your internet service provider. If the deadline has not passed, we would need to discuss with you the relative strengths and weaknesses of doing so. See this page from our law firm website on Motions to Quash a Subpoena.

A Word About the Waiver of Service of Summons Form  – Don’t Sign It Before Speaking with an Attorney

As defense attorneys, we are concerned that people who receive a Waiver of Service of Summons form in the mail from the movie company’s lawyer will lead to an unfair default judgment against them. Please speak with an attorney experienced in movie download federal copyright lawsuits before you sign a Waiver of Service of Summons form. For an FAQ on movie download lawsuits click here.

Attorney Leslie Farber is Antonelli Law’s local counsel for  Pennsylvania.

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Antonelli Law is Very Good at Helping Its Clients Facing Criminal Productions Inc. Lawsuits

We understand the shock you may be feeling from receiving a notice of this action, and have the experience to help you deal with this in the best way possible for you: anonymous settlement, or prepare to fight back.

 

Federal Court Allows Antonelli Law to Represent You Effectively Without Being More Expensive Than a Qualified Local Law Firm

BitTorrent copyright lawsuits are only filed in federal court.

Antonelli Law is more efficient than the traditional copyright lawyers you might find locally who must first learn the unique cases applicable to BitTorrent copyright defense (and likely charge you for their time do to so), as well as learn the technology and ins and outs of practicing in this niche practice area.

Hiring Antonelli Law not only means you get zealous representation looking out for you. Hiring Antonelli Law means you don’t have to pay a local law firm to “catch up” on what BitTorrent technology is, the years of federal court cases around the country that apply to BitTorrent copyright infringement claims, nor the typical litigation strategies and technical attestations in a Criminal Productions Inc lawsuit.

Finally, federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. When they are, we’ll be there.

Our clients say Antonelli Law is very good at:

  • Reducing your anxiety about the problem
  • Giving clear information to help you decide what to do
  • Responsive and accessible via phone and email
  • Tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation

Call us for a free consultation nationwide at 312-201-8310

Some of our attorneys are listed below. We represent clients in Hawaii, California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Louisiana,Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.

Who Are Our Local Counsel?
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Don’t Sign a Waiver of Service of Summons Form Before Speaking with an Attorney

As defense attorneys, we are concerned that people receiving a Waiver of Service of Summons form in the mail from the movie company’s lawyer will lead to an unfair default judgment against them. Please speak with an attorney experienced in movie download federal copyright lawsuits. For an FAQ on movie download lawsuits click here.

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