LHF Productions, Inc. , the movie company behind “London Has Fallen” has been suing people in Utah and across the country alleging the movie was obtained for free on the internet without paying their license fee.
In Utah, an Alarming Trend of Consent Judgments
But in Utah, an alarming trend is developing in ME2 Productions lawsuits. People unrepresented by attorneys are agreeing to stipulated consent judgments where they apparently admit to downloading the movie and admit to liability for copyright infringement.
LHF Productions v. Does 1-23 2:16-cv-00860-DBP nine defendants agreed to a consent judgment against themselves.
LHF Productions v. Does 1-27 2:16-cv-01219-DBP four defendants agreed to a consent judgment against themselves.
LHF Productions v Does 1-27 2:16-cv-01262-DN-DBP, three defendants agreed to a consent judgment against themselves.
LHF Productions v. Does 1-282:16-cv-1238-DBP two defendants agreed to a consent judgment against themselves.
LHF Productions v Does 1-22 2:16-cv-01099-DBP one defendantagreed to a consent judgment against themselves
roductions v. Does 1-21 2:17-cv-00016 one defendant hasagreed to a consent judgment against themselves.
Please note that we did not personally review each consent order. There may be differences we have not noticed. See the next paragraph for one example of a difference in consent judgments we did notice.
On One Day Two Consent Judgments Were Entered – One With, and One Without, being Represented By an Attorney
In one stipulated consent order we reviewed in a LHF Productions lawsuit where the John Doe Defendant was represented by an attorney, the stipulation stated that the defendant denied all claims of liability, but he did consent to a permanent injunction against it.
In the same case on the same day, where a named defendant was not represented by an attorney, that second defendant’s stipulated consent judgment did admit to liability for copyright infringement. The case is LHF Productions v. Does 1-27 2:16-cv-01219-DBP. Compare docket entry 14 with docket entry 15.
So What’s the Danger of a Consent Judgment?
In our opinion, it is very dangerous for an individual to agree to a consent judgment admitting to copyright infringement in a LHF Productions lawsuit. The reason is the following:
If the person who entered into a consent judgment in the first case is ever accused in the future of illegal downloading of a copyrighted movie, song, or software program, the plaintiff in that second case can argue that since the defendant already admitted once in court to committing copyright infringement the second case should result in willful copyright infringement statutory damages, i.e. $30,000 or more.
It is not uncommon for individuals to be accused more than once of illegal movie downloads. Even if they are innocent.
Have you received a letter from Kirton McConkie attorney Todd Zenger about the LHF Productions, Inc. lawsuit?
Have you received a letter from Salt Lake City law firm Kirton McConkie attorney Todd Zenger about the LHF Productions, Inc. lawsuit? If so, you may have questions regarding your legal options about defending yourself, settlement, and something called “Waiver of Service of Summons”
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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Background: The LHF Productions Inc Lawsuit
LHF Productions, Inc. the copyright holder of the movie “London Has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart, has begun suing Utah Comcast and Centurylink users for allegedly downloading the movie for free. The company is suing over 200 Utah residents who use Comcast and CenturyLink internet service.
The movie “London Has Fallen” involves an assassination plot to kill world leaders at the Prime Minister’s funeral.
The newest lawsuits filed by LHF Productions in Utah were in February 2017:
LHF Productions, Inc. v Does 1-21 2:17-cv-00122
LHF Productions, Inc. v Does 1-30 2:17-cv-00103
LHF Productions, Inc. v Does 1-23 2:17-cv-00104
Other recent lawsuits were filed in January 2017:
LHF Productions, Inc. v Does 1-21 2:17-cv-00122-DBP
LHF Productions, Inc. v Does 1-21 2:17-cv-00016
LHF Productions, Inc. v Does 1-24 2:17-cv-00017
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The next step in these cases are for LHF Productions, Inc. to issue subpoenas to Comcast and CenturyLink to reveal the names of numerous unnamed defendants who allegedly illegally downloaded the movie using file-sharing software like BitTorrent. Comcast sends letters but CenturyLink is sending emails to customers.
The defendants are currently identified only by their IP addresses and appear to live in Bountiful, Heber, Kaysville, Layton, Logan, Midvale, Ogden, North Salt Lake Salt Lake City, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Riverton, Roy, South Jordan, Springville, Syracuse, and West Jordan.
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Each lawsuit is filed in federal court and requests permission to find out the real names of internet users associated with IP addresses suspected of being part of the movie downloading. This is done by sending a subpoena to the internet company (ISP). Most people find out they are involved in the lawsuit when they receive a letter from their internet company (ISP) such as Comcast, COX, Comcast, or Verizon informing them of the copyright infringement allegations. A copy of a LHF Productions Inc Subpoena will probably be enclosed.
If you are the account holder for an internet service provider (ISP), your name is linked to an IP address. If you receive a Comcast, COX, CenturyLink or similar letter informing you a subpoena was received to reveal your identity call Antonelli Law nationwide at 312-201-8310or use the contact form below to learn your legal options including settling anonymously, filing a motion to quash or vacate the subpoena, or to prepare to fight the lawsuit.
LHF Productions Inc subpoenas and summons can be scary or inconvenient, but we can help you manage the risk and the hassle. 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.
Antonelli Law, a national BT Copyright Defense Group has defended nearly 2,000 people accused of online copyright infringement including many accused by LHF Productions, Inc.
Here is additional information about the LHF Productions Inc lawsuits in Utah federal court
The LHF Productions Inc. lawsuit in case number 2:16-cv-01072 alleges the defendants illegally downloaded the film via the following:
File hash number SHA1: F57D4098BC49996D12F0D89858A1284E1FE1DDC7
Please tell your friends NOT to download this movie or they may be sued. Their first notice will be receiving one of the several LHF Productions Inc. subpoenas.
LHF Productions Inc. is represented in the Utah lawsuit by attorney Todd E. Zenger of the law firm KIRTON McCONKIE.
More Information About Antonelli Law’s Nationwide Defense Practice
Antonelli Law defense attorneys and local counsel are admitted to the district courts wherever LHF Productions Inc. lawsuits are filed from coast to coast. We are able to represent you in your federal case without being more expensive or more difficult to hire than hiring a local law firm in part because federal courts require attorneys to file their papers electronically, and often conduct hearings by telephone. This makes frequent trips to the courthouse unnecessary. We can also defend you and help protect your anonymity in a LHF Productions Inc. lawsuit if circumstances allow.
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