Ohio Case by Cook Productions for Eddie Murphy Movie Results in Default Judgment – ISP Defense

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Default Judgments in Cook Productions Case

The Ohio case of Cook Productions, LLC v. Hughes, et al, case number 3:16-cv-03045, shows the danger of not defending yourself in a movie downloading copyright infringement lawsuit.

Movie company Cook Productions, the company behind “Mr. Church” starring Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson, is suing many internet users across the country. The company alleges its movie was obtained for free on the internet without paying its license fee. After filing the copyright infringement lawsuit in federal court, Cook Productions served subpoenas for the ISPs associated with IP addresses accused of participating in illegal downloads of the movie. The information sought by the subpoena was for the names and addresses of the persons who pay the internet bill. Then those persons were sued.

Unfortunately, not everyone who is sued hired an attorney or defended themselves in court. The result when this happens is called a default judgment, and that’s exactly what happened in a recent Ohio case for Cook Productions.


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A number of defendants were served with Summons and then required to file responsive papers in court. Instead, according to the court docket, they failed to do so. on September 12, 2017 the Court entered the following order:

Default Judgment in favor of Cook Productions, LLC against Johnathan Toney, Krystal Ramsey each, in the amount of $13,347.50 ($12,000 in statutory damages and #1,347.50 in attorney fees) granting [41] Plaintiff’s Motion. A permanent injunction is also entered against Defendants Jonathan Toney and Krystal Ramsey, enjoining them from directly or indirectly infringing Plaintiff’s rights as noted in Order. Judge Jack Zouhary on 9/12/2017.

Antonelli Law has defended many people accused of downloading movies without permission. Had these persons contacted us, if they are like the nearly 2,000 people we have represented across the country they would have saved many thousands of dollars.

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 An Overview of BitTorrent Copyright Infringement

To get an overview of this type of litigation and what you might expect to experience, click here for Jeffrey Antonelli’s article Torrent Wars, published by the Illinois State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property section.

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See our motions to quash page and give us a call to speak with an attorney about filing a motion to quash the subpoena your ISP received for your account information and name.

See our should I settle? page if you are thinking about possibly settling and give us a call.

What Are These Lawsuits About?

Cook Productions accuses defendants of copyright infringement by using software such as BitTorrent and the internet to obtain the film “Mr. Church” without paying the appropriate license fee.

The Cook Productions lawsuit is one of many “free movie” download cases we see, which are sometimes called “copyright troll” lawsuits or BitTorrent lawsuits. BitTorrent is a common software people use to illegally obtain movies online.

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

Why hire a specialist ISP Subpoena Defense Law Firm?
Antonelli Law will:

  • Reduce your anxiety about the problem
  • Give clear, up to date information to help you decide what to do
  • Be responsive and accessible via phone and email
  • Be tenacious and effective lawyers in lawsuit litigation
  • Help you resolve this problem: most cases are resolved out of court for a flat legal fee of $750 – $1,000 for anonymous settlements.

Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Experience With BitTorrent Copyright Lawsuits

Since 2011 we’ve been defending people targeted in BitTorrent copyright infringement lawsuits like the one filed by Cook Productions and have helped nearly 2,000 clients nationwide, and have gained a great deal of insight into what works and what is a waste of your time and money.

We have no desire to have you spin your wheels with legal work that does not advance your defense and only racks up lawyer fees. However, we are experienced litigators and are prepared to defend clients vigorously. Either way, we will never put our interests ahead of your own.

We are headquartered in Illinois and have local counsel from the coast to coast to help us efficiently and effectively settle and fight lawsuits in your state.

If you have received an ISP letter informing you a subpoena for your identity was received, or if you are served with a summons or waiver of service, we can help.

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.

For immediate advice and a free initial consultation call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli at 312-201-8310 or fill out our simple contact page or email us with a request to call you back at a time that is convenient for you.  Attorney referrals accepted.

Hiring Antonelli Law Is No More Expensive than Hiring a Local Attorney in Your State

Antonelli Law’s numerous federal court admissions, local counsel affiliations, and the nature of federal lawsuits allow us to effectively and cost-consciously represent you in your copyright infringement defense, no matter which state you live in – and no more expensively than a local attorney.

We are able to represent you in your federal case without being more expensive or more difficult to hire than hiring a local attorney because federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. Also, we do not charge for airline flights or flying travel charges. Clients pay only for the normal travel time to the courthouse any local attorney would charge.

Finally, we have affiliated local counsel in a number of states who can appear in court on an expedited basis when necessary. We will, of course, be in court personally when necessary such as non-routine hearings or a trial.

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We offer a reasonable Flat Fee for motions to quash, and helping you settle and remain anonymous in many cases, and reasonable fees for defending you if you are named as a defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Selected severe financial hardship cases are handled on a reduced or pro bono basis. We accept attorney referrals and clients for Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and other states’ federal file-sharing cases. This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments.

Antonelli Law Ltd. provides advice based on years of solid litigation experience representing consumers and businesses and concentrates in representing people accused of BitTorrent copyright infringement. You need serious legal advice for your copyright troll defense – not from a firm who can only try to negotiate a settlement but has little or no actual litigation experience. Our last complex trial involved computer firewalls, sophisticated commercial networks, and a Microsoft certified expert. We have the credentials to back up our advice and settlement postures, and the other side knows it.

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List of Cook Productions Inc Cases Filed by State

District of Hawaii

Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-12 1:17-cv-00129

Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-15 1:17-cv-00034

Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-10 1:16-cv-00637

Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-23 1:16-cv-03198

Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-5 1:16-cv-00638

Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-4 1:16-cv-00639

 

District of Illinois

Cook Productions LLC v. Does:

Does 1-12 1:17-cv-00536

Does 1-12 1:17-cv-00535

Does 1-12 1:17-cv-00526

Does 1-13 1:17-cv-00523

Does 1-15 1:17-cv-00522

Does 1-29 1:16-cv-11337

Does 1-24 1:16-cv-11338

Does 1-23 1:16-cv-11339

Does 1-25 1:16-cv-11340

Does 1-18 1:16-cv-11341

Does 1-21 1:16-cv-11344

Does 1-15 1:16-cv-11345

Does 1-14 1:16-cv-11347

Does 1-13 1:16-cv-11350

Cook Productions LLC is represented in Illinois by attorney Michael A. Hierl

District of Indiana

Cook Productions LLC v. Does 1-11 3:16-cv-00773

Cook Productions LLC v. Doe 1 et al (1-10) 1:16-cv-03158

 

District of Kentucky

Cook Productions LLC v. Does (1-9) 3:16-cv-00838

District of Maryland

Cook Productions LLC v. Doe 1 et al (1-10) 8:16-cv-03873

District of Nevada

Cook Productions LLC v. Does (1-18) 2:17-cv-00049

 

District of North Carolina

Cook Productions LLC v. Does:

Doe 1 et al (1-7)   5:16-cv-00909

Doe 1 et al (1-16) 5:16-cv-00910

Doe 1 et al (1-10) 5:16-cv-00924

Does 1-5 1:16-cv-01369

Does 1-7 1:16-cv-01372

Does 1-9 1:16-cv-01373

Does 1-11 1:16-cv-01374

Does 1-11 1:16-cv-01375

District of Ohio

Cook Productions LLC v. Does (1-10) 3:16-cv-03045

Cook Productions LLC v. Does (1-15) 2:16-cv-01192

 

District of Pennsylvania

Cook Productions LLC v. Does (1-15) 2:17-cv-00345

Cook Productions LLC v. Does (1-13) 2:17-cv-00705

Cook Productions LLC v. Does (1-5) 2:16-cv-06532

 

District of Utah

Cook Productions LLC v. Does (1-28) 2:17-cv-00600

 

See Also:

“Free” Movie Download Lawsuits by Cook Productions – Free Consultation With Antonelli Law Defense

 

 

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