Malibu Media LLC: Should you settle?


If you’ve recently received a Malibu Media Subpoena, it’s important to know all your options moving forward.

This is a blog dedicated to updates on copyright infringement cases. We’ve represented nearly 2,000 clients across the US and are America’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm; we can represent you in your case against Malibu Media. For more information about handling your subpoena visit our main website’s Malibu Media page. 

You have three choices in deciding how you want to handle your case

  1. You can fight it.

If you do not believe you should have received this subpoena, you can decide to fight Malibu Media in court. Antonelli Law will fight back vigorously on your behalf.

  1. You can file a motion to quash.

Before your case goes to court you can file a motion to quash. This only works in certain limited circumstances. Even if the motion is granted, the company may be able to file an amended lawsuit. Discuss your circumstances with your ISP subpoena defense attorney to determine if this is a viable option.

  1. You can anonymously settle the case.

People choose to anonymously settle for a variety of reasons, such as just wanting to get everything dealt with as quickly as possible or to guarantee anonymity.

Should I Settle My Malibu Media Case?

Clients often indicate this decision was an emotional one to make. It is important to feel like you have enough information to make a knowledgeable decision. Consult competent legal counsel for your specific situation. We want our clients to be sure they have all the available facts they need to make an informed decision.

A settlement buys you peace of mind and, if you settle through an attorney, the ability to settle and make payment anonymously. But it also ensures the plaintiff a profit regardless of whether or not you believe you are responsible.

If you decide that settling is the right decision for your situation, we will negotiate your settlement agreement to ensure you are fully protected.

Settling anonymously through Antonelli Law ensures that:

All claims up through the settlement date (whether known or unknown) are covered.

    • That means that you will not be sued again by the same company for any additional alleged download activity that occurred prior to the settlement date.

You as a ‘Subscriber’ are released, not just your IP address.

    • That means you are still covered if multiple IP addresses were used in any downloading activity.

What is the average Malibu Media settlement amount

We are asked this question quite frequently, and it all depends on your individual case. Malibu Media’s settlements are often higher than other filers of copyright lawsuits; a typical settlement range is approximately $6,000 to $15,000. Your settlement may be less in certain circumstances, or if you can prove financial hardship with documentation.

Our fee is flat rate, and we negotiate the best settlement possible on your behalf.

What happens if I choose not to settle?

There is the option to fight in court. We can walk you through what to expect if you decide to go to court and will fight back vigorously on your behalf.

The downside of fighting back is that it may put you at risk of having to appear in court, pay larger legal defense fees, and face the possibility of being held legally liable for a large amount of money. Not settling forces the plaintiff to have to prove their case in court – something they may or may not be able to do. If the plaintiff cannot prove their case in court, you may have to pay nothing to them.

For more information about your case, visit our Malibu Media page or contact us to set up a free consultation at 312-201-8310.


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