In a mere 6 months time, Dallas Buyers Club LLC has filed 125 lawsuits in 11 states. Individuals in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin have been targeted for allegedly downloading this Academy Award winning film. Since the beginning of August, the company has filed 8 lawsuits and in total has amassed more than 3,000 total defendants.
On August 2, 2014, the company filed 4 lawsuits against 100 total Does in Texas, bringing the total in that state to 276. The very first Dallas Buyers Club lawsuit was filed in Texas in February 2014, but the state has been relatively quite since then. That is, until 200 Does were targeted in the last 2 weeks.
On the same day, 4 individual Doe lawsuits were filed in Oregon. So far, filing against individual Does has only happened in Florida and Oregon, but it may be something that becomes more common in other jurisdictions in the future.
Like each previous federal lawsuit filed by Dallas Buyers Club LLC, the company alleges these as-yet anonymous Doe defendants illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club using BitTorrent or similar peer-to-peer file-sharing programs without paying the appropriate license fee.
If you receive a letter from your ISP notifying you it received a subpoena to reveal your identity relating to a Dallas Buyers Club LLC lawsuit, read our prior post Dallas Buyers Club lawsuits – How to Respond to an ISP Letter
It is not a good idea to download the Dallas Buyers Club movie using BitTorrent or similar software, especially in Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin where Dallas Buyers Club LLC is actively suing. If you are a parent make sure your children are not doing this; if you have roommates make sure your roommates are not doing this, as being a target of a federal lawsuit like this over a movie download is not fun, not fair, and is avoidable.
Antonelli Law helps clients nationwide defending against federal BitTorrent copyright infringement claims, including claims of the Dallas Buyers Club LLC lawsuit. Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli is admitted to all federal courts of Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and he can represent clients in any federal court anywhere through pro hac vice.
Call Antonelli Law at 312-201-8310 and speak with one of our attorneys experienced with BitTorrent copyright litigation, visit our web page on Dallas Buyers Club LLC lawsuits, or use the contact form below to request a convenient time to have a detailed free initial consultation about each of your options.
Antonelli Law has helped nearly 100 clients who already faced being targeted in a Dallas Buyers Club LLC lawsuit and can help you, too.
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New Oregon Lawsuits:
Dallas Buyers Club LLC v. Doe 3:14-cv-01241
Dallas Buyers Club LLC v. Doe 3:14-cv-01242
Dallas Buyers Club LLC v. Doe 6:14-cv-01243
Dallas Buyers Club LLC v. Doe 6:14-cv-01244