Friday, January 29, 2010

Reported that RIAA will ask for a 3rd trial in Capitol Records v Thomas

According to news reports, the RIAA has announced that it will elect not to accept a judgment for $54,000, but to instead go for a new trial, limited to the issue of the appropriate amount of statutory damages.

I checked the court's docket on PACER and found no confirmation of this.

[Ed. note. In my opinion, the Court erred in (a) failing to decide the constitutional question, and decide that even the minimum statutory damages of $750 would be unconstitutionally excessive under the due process clause as against actual damages of 35 cents, and (b) permitting a new trial at all. Even if the Court could find a permissible rationale for declining to decide the constitutional question, which it can't, there is still no way under existing copyright law any award of more than $750 could be legally sustainable. So even under that scenario the judge should be directing judgment for $18,000, not setting himself up for another circus. -R.B.]


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Thursday, January 28, 2010

RIAA asks for extensions of time in Tenenbaum & in Thomas-Rasset cases

The RIAA's lawyers have asked for extensions of time in both Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset and SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum.

In Tenenbaum they've twice asked for extensions of time in which to respond to Tenenbaum's remittitur motion, and in Thomas-Rasset they've asked for an extension of time in which to decide whether to accept or to challenge the reduced $54,000 verdict.

SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum second RIAA request for extension of time to answer remittitur motion
Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset RIAA request for extension of time in which to make up its mind about accepting or challenging reduced verdict

[Ed. note. What's the problem? Not enough lawyers? - R.B.]







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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Reported that RIAA agreed to settle against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for $25,000

According to this report in p2pnet.net, the RIAA offered to accept $25,000 in full settlement of Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset, and the offer was turned down.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

"Recording Industry vs The People" can now be subscribed to on Kindle

"Recording Industry vs The People" can now be subscribed to on Kindle:

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Jammie Thomas verdict reduced from $1.92M to $54,000

In Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset, the Judge has reduced the verdict from $1.92 million to $54,000.

The Judge did not reach the constitutional due process issue raised by Ms. Thomas-Rasset's counsel, instead deciding the motion based upon standard principles of "remittitur". The judge described the standard for remittitur as follows:

so grossly excessive as to shock the conscience of the court. A verdict is not considered excessive unless there is plain injustice or a monstrous or shocking result

In discussing the factors upon which his decision rested, Judge Davis indicated that he had found that Ms. Thomas-Rasset lied under oath.

Judge Davis also indicated that he found even the reduced amount to be "harsh" and that, were he -- rather than a jury -- deciding the appropriate measure of damages, the award might well have been even lower than $54,000. But he felt that since the jury had determined the damages, it was his province to determine only the maximum amount a jury could reasonably award.

The RIAA has 7 days to decide whether to accept the reduced verdict, or to request a new trial.

Decision granting remittitur


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[Ed. note. The decision is a thoughtful one, and vindicates the principle that statutory damages under the Copyright Act must be reasonably proportioned to the actual damages. But this verdict is still 6428 times the actual damages, and therefore continues to be excessive. I do not feel the Court had an option of avoiding the constitutional question, since even the $750 minimum statutory damages is ~2200 times the actual damages flowing from an unauthorized download of an mp3 file. -R.B.]



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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dept of Justice files brief opposing motion to set aside verdict in Tenenbaum

In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, the Department of Justice has filed a brief opposing defendant's motion to set aside the verdict on constitutional grounds.

Department of Justice opposition brief

[Ed. Note. Another low-class "ostrich" brief from the Department of Justice, which completely ignores (a) the wording and reasoning of the Supreme Court in Gore and Campbell, (b) the half dozen or so cases, and three law review articles, concluding that Gore and Campbell are applicable to statutory damages cases, (c) the absence of evidence of any "distribution" within the meaning of the Copyright Act, and (d) the actual holding, the actual facts, and the actual statute, in St. Louis v. Williams. I.e., the things we mentioned in the revised amicus curiae brief which we filed on behalf of the Free Software Foundation.

Completely unprofessional; indeed pathetic.

Fortunately, Judge Gertner is an eminent Constitutional Law scholar, and has demonstrated time and again that she is anything but lazy, and that even when the lawyers in the case do a lousy job, she and her staff will actually do the research and find the applicable law.

I haven't always agreed with her decisions, and the major body of her work in the consolidated RIAA cases has been very helpful to the RIAA, but she has demonstrated time and again that she is the best lawyer in this case. -R.B.]


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Price fixing case against RIAA reinstated by 2nd Circuit

Hat tip to @cbcalvin on Twitter, and betanews:

In Starr v. SONY BMG Music Entertainment, an antitrust class action against the RIAA, the complaint -- dismissed at the District Court level -- has been reinstated by the Second Circuit.

Among other things, the Appeals court noted the following allegations:

First, defendants agreed to launch MusicNet and pressplay, both of which charged unreasonably high prices and contained similar DRMs. Second, none of the defendants dramatically reduced their prices for Internet Music (as compared to CDs), despite the fact that all defendants experienced dramatic cost reductions in producing Internet Music. Third, when defendants began to sell Internet Music through entities they did not own or control, they maintained the same unreasonably high prices and DRMs as MusicNet itself. Fourth, defendants used MFNs in their licenses that had the effect of guaranteeing that the licensor who signed the MFN received terms no less favorable than terms offered to other licensors. For example, both EMI and UMG used MFN clauses in their licensing agreements with MusicNet. Fifth, defendants used the MFNs to enforce a wholesale price floor of about 70 cents per song. Sixth, all defendants refuse to do business with eMusic, the #2 Internet Music retailer. Seventh, in or about May 2005, all defendants raised wholesale prices from about $0.65 per song to $0.70 per song. This price increase was enforced by MFNs.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Samuelson,Wheatland "Statutory Damages in Copyright Law: A Remedy in Need of Reform" 51 Wm & Mary L Rev 439

The article by Pamela Samuelson and Tara Wheatland of the University of California law school, on statutory damages under the Copyright Act, has now been published at 51 William & Mary L. Rev. 439, and is available for download:

Samuelson & Wheatland, "Statutory Damages in Copyright Law: A Remedy in Need of Reform"



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Monday, January 04, 2010

Tenenbaum files motion for new trial attacking constitutionality of jury's award

In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, defendant has filed a motion for new trial, attacking, among other things, the constitutionality of the jury's award as being violative of due process.

Motion for new trial

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Friday, January 01, 2010

Directory of Lawyers Defending RIAA Lawsuits.

Note: An additional permanently stored copy of this directory may be found at http://beckermanlegal.com/pdf/?file=/Directory.htm

Note: pursuant to a new law in New York this post might be considered "Attorney Advertising" according to the law's definitions. However, this directory is published free of charge, it is an editorial feature of my own, and is not "advertising" under the ordinary definition of the term.

The following is a directory I have prepared of lawyers who are actively contesting peer to peer file sharing cases brought by the RIAA against consumers. If you know of other attorneys who you feel merit inclusion in this directory, please advise at musiclitigation@earthlink.net Thank you. -Ray Beckerman

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
District of Columbia Florida Georgia
Illinois Indiana Kansas Maine Massachusetts
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New York
North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Oregon
Pennsylvania RhodeIsland South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia Washington Wisconsin
** Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary Israel Netherlands

*United States*

Alabama

*Cleveland, Coker B., Cleveland Law Firm, LLC 1816 Tin Valley Circle, Suite C Birmingham, Alabama 35235 Office: 205.453.4702 Cellular: 205.516.3579 Facsimile: 205.419.0704 Email: cbcleveland@hotmail.com

Alaska

*Cooper, Elizabeth A.,Lybeck Murphy, LLP 500 Island Corporate Center 7525 SE 24 Street Mercer Island, WA 98040-2336 (206) 230-4255

Arizona

*Aguilar, Edwin Eloy, Karp Heurlin Weiss, 3060 North Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85712-1225, Phone: 520-325-4200, Fax: 520-325-4224, Email: eaguilar@khw-law.com
*Leach, Sid, Snell & Wilmer LLP, One Arizona Center, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2202, Phone 602.382.6372, Email: sleach@swlaw.com
*Williamson, Kathleen G., Williamson & Young, PC, PO Box
5603, Tucson, AZ, 85703, Phone: .520-620-8414 or (212)537-6684, Fax: (212)537-6683, Email: williamson@williamsonandyoung.com.

Arkansas

*Henning, Keith, Henning Legal PLLC, 3612 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 203, North Little Rock, AR 72116, (501)240-5825, Fax(501)641-6717 keith@khlegal.com

California

*Borodkin, Lisa J., 4027 Camero Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027, Phone 323.660.4439 Email: lisa_borodkin@post.harvard.edu
*Korn, Alan, Law Office of Alan Korn, 1840 Woolsey Street, Berkeley, CA 94703, (510)548-7300, Fax (510)540-4821, Email: aakorn@igc.org
*Ledford, Merl III, Ledford Law Corporation, 805 West Oak Avenue, Visalia CA 93291-6033, Tel 559.627.2710, Fax 559.627.0717, Email: m.ledford3@ledfordlaw.net
*Stone, Michael B., 2250 E. Imperial Hwy. #200, El Segundo, CA 90245, (310)776-7500, fax (310) 356-3295, Email: michael.b.stone@att.net

District of Columbia
*Henning, Keith, Henning Legal PLLC, 3612 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 203, North Little Rock, AR 72116, (501)240-5825, Fax(501)641-6717 keith@khlegal.com
*Johnson, Johnnie Louis III, 11644 Mediterranean Court, Second Level, Reston, Virginia 20190-3401, Phone 703.471.0848, Fax 703.471.0478, Email: jljmed@aol.com

Florida

*Feingold, Barry G., Law Offices of Barry G. Feingold, P.A, 10100 West Sample Road, Suite 300, Coral Springs, FL 33065, Telephone: 954-255-3400, Facsimile: 954-780-3639, E-mail: bazlaw@yahoo.com
*Little, George J., 4442 Lafayette St, P O Box 1612, Marianna, FL 32447, 850-526-5316, Email:
lawoffice@georgelittle.com
*Vellines, Veronica D., Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller, Marone & Samis, L.L.P., P.O. Box 1511, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33731-1511, Office (727) 821-2080, Fax (727) 822-3970, Email: vvellines@abbeyadams.com
*Viscasillas, Richard M., 8670 Bridle Path Court, Davie, FL 33328, Phone: 954-560-8655, e-mail: rmvpa1@bellsouth.net
*Wasylik, Michael A., Ricardo & Wasylik, PO Box 2245, Dade City, FL 33526-2245, Pasco County (352) 567-3173, Hillsborough County (813) 774-8509, Email: info@ricardolaw.com

Georgia

*Caldwell, Michael A. DeLong, Caldwell & Bridgers, LLC Suite 3100 Centennial Tower 101 Marietta St., N.W. Atlanta, GA 30303 (404)979-3150 Email: Michaelcaldwell@dcnblaw.com

Illinois

*McEachern, J. Richard, 7923 Big Bend, St. Louis MO 63119, 314-918-7888, 314-918-8010, mceachernlaw.com, Email: jrmlaw@charter.net
*Miller, Matthew S., Much Shelist Denenberg Ament and Rubenstein, P.C., 191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60606, Phone 312.521.2714, Fax 312.521.2814. Email: (phone for email address)
*Mondi, Patrick, MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP, 100 State Street, Suite 700, Erie, PA 16507, 814-870-7702, 814-452-0582 (fax), Email: pmondi@mijb.com
*Patel, Nilay, Agency 68, 616 W. Fulton St. #505, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 773.456.8585, fax 312.265.0214, email: ndpatel@agency68.com
*Rubin, E. Leonard, Reed Smith Sachnoff & Weaver 10 S. Wacker Drive, 40th Fl. Chicago, IL 60606-7507 312-207-1000 lrubin@reedsmith.com
*Saper, Daliah, Saper Law Offices 500 N Dearborn, Suite #1200, Chicago, IL 60610, office: 312.527.4100, fax: 312.527.5020, Email: dsaper@saperlaw.com

Indiana

*Foster, Matt, Indiana Legal Services, Inc., 151 North Delaware Street, Suite 1800, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, Phone (317) 631-9410, Fax (317) 631-9775 Email: matt.foster@ilsi.net (Serving low-income individuals in the geographical area of Indianapolis. Clients accepted only through application process.)

Kansas

*Shaffer, Arthur, Intellectual Property Center, LLC, 9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 363-1555 Missouri, (913) 481-8410 Kansas, Fax (816) 363-1201, Email: ashaffer@theIPCenter.com

Maine

*Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, University of Maine School of Law. Phone (207) 780-4370 or 1-877-780-2522 (outside of Greater Portland area). (Small program through which law students provide legal representation to low-income individuals in Maine; case acceptance will depend upon meeting program eligibility requirements as well as availability of openings for new cases).
*Fletcher, Theodore G., P.O. Box 8, 311 Main St., Southwest Harbor, ME 04679, Phone 207.244.5225 Email: law@tgfletcher.us
*Mittel, Robert Edmond, MittelAsen, LLC, P0B 427, 85 Exchange Street, Portland, ME 04112, 207 775 3101x202, Fax 207 871 0683, Email: rmittel@mittelasen.com

Massachusetts

*Fletcher, Theodore G., P.O. Box 8, 311 Main St., Southwest Harbor, ME 04679, Phone 207.244.5225 Email: law@tgfletcher.us
*Sayeg, Raymond, Denner Pellegrino LLP, 4 Longfellow Place, 35th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, (617) 742-1184, Email: rsayeg@dennerpellegrino.com

Michigan

*Bartnik, Michael W., Bartnik Law Office, Columbia Center 14th Floor, 101 West Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084, 248-687-1838, 248-687-1001 Fax, Email: bartnik@wowway.com
*Hermann, John, 2684 West Eleven Mile Road Berkley, MI 48072 248-591-9291 Email: JTHermanos@Earthlink.net
*Knoch, April E., Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, PC, 2915 Biddle Avenue, Suite 200, Edelson Building, Wyandotte, MI 48192, Email: aknoch@pck-law.com, (734) 281-7100, (734) 281-7102

Minnesota

*Glover, Samuel J., Glover & Associates, LLC, 2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 195, Minneapolis, MN 55413, phone • 612.823.0584, fax • 612.605.1947, e-mail • sam@sjglover.com

Mississippi

*Hooper, Niles, 2906 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39292, Phone 601-213-3909, Fax 601-213-3667, Email: niles@nileshooper.com
*Spencer, Karen H., Spencer & Spencer PLLP, 5760 I-55 North, Suite 450
Jackson, MS 39211, Phone: (601) 899-1723, Fax: (601) 899-1725 kspencer@eoslaw.com

Missouri

*McEachern, J. Richard, 7923 Big Bend, St. Louis MO 63119, 314-918-7888, 314-918-8010, mceachernlaw.com, Email: jrmlaw@charter.net
*O'Connor, George R., The O'Connor Law Firm, The Parkville Law Office, L.L.C., 6002 NW Nine Highway, Parkville, MO 64152, 816-505-1600,
816-505-1604 FAX, Email, Alternate Email
*Shaffer, Arthur, Intellectual Property Center, LLC, 9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 363-1555 Missouri, (913) 481-8410 Kansas, Fax (816) 363-1201, Email: ashaffer@theIPCenter.com

Nebraska

*Placzek, Dan, Leininger, Smith, Johnson, Baack, Placzek & Allen, 104 N. Wheeler St., POB 790, Grand Island, NE 68802, Tel. 308-382-1930, Fax 308-382-5521, Email: dplaczek@gilawfirm.com
*Placzek, Kate E., 300 S. 19th St., Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: 402-932-4489, Fax: 402-614-5926, Email: katep1727@yahoo.com

New Hampshire

* Bell, Melanie, PO Box 653, Newbury, NH 03255, (603) 863-2622, Email: melaniebell@yahoo.com

New Jersey

*Halbfish, Michael D., 245 Main St., Woodbridge, NJ 07095, (732) 636-4900, Email: MichaelHalbfish@gmail.com
*Topelsohn, Lauren, 425 Eagle Rock Ave. (2nd Fl.), Roseland, NJ 07068-1362, 973-618-2175, fax 973-228-1362, email: ltopelsohn@trantech.com

New York

*Altman, Richard A., 285 West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10014, Tel 212 633 0123, Fax 917 463 1006, Email: altmanlaw@earthlink.net
*Beckerman, Ray, Ray Beckerman, P.C., 108-18 Queens Boulevard, 4th Floor, Forest Hills, NY 11375, (718) 544-3434 Email: ray@beckermanlegal.com.
*Cole, Stephanie A., Bloom, Cole & Shonn, LLP 6 North Pearl Street Buffalo, NY 14202 (716) 885-1270 Fax: (716) 885-2180 Email: scole@bloomcole.com
*Flemma, Jay, Law Offices of Jay Flemma, P.C., 81 Franklin St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013 212.937.9894 Fx 212.379.6356 Email: jaymusiclaw@yahoo.com
*Glass, Jordan D., Jordan D. Glass, P.C. Office:7-11 Legion Drive, Suite M-1C Valhalla, NY 10595-2052 Mailing address: P.O. Box 274 Hartsdale, NY 10530-0274 (914) 831-3087 Email: RIAAdefense@gmail.com
*Iryami, Raymond, Raymond Iryami Law Firm P.C., 1010 Northern Blvd. (Ste 208), Great Neck, NY 11021 (516)336-2586, Fax (516)706-1540 and 305 Madison Ave. (46th Fl.), New York, NY 10165 (212) 599-1081, Fax (212)697-0877, Email raymond@raymondiryami.com
*Janay, Barry E., The Law Office of Barry E. Janay, PC, 101 E. 15 Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003, Tel: 646-652-6206, Fax: 646-478-9204, Email: bjanay@lobej.com
*Kirchner, Jonathan Edward, Jonathan Edward Kirchner, Esq., 4250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 4000 West Wing, Holbrook, NY 11741, (631) 786-2326, Email: jekpc@hotmail.com.
*Karcioglu, Zeynel, 36 East 20th St. 6th Fl., New York, NY 10003, t: 212.505.6933, f: 646.219.4517, Email: zeynel@karcioglu-law.com
*Krieger, Lawrence, The Wilder Building, 8 Exchange Blvd., Suite # 400, Rochester NY 14614, Phone (585) 325-2640, Toll Free Out Of Area (800) 719-3260, Fax (585) 325-1946, E-mail: Larry@KriegerLaw.net
*Lathrop, Jimmy, 641 President Street Suite 202, Brooklyn NY 11215 Tel: (718)857-3663 Fax:(718)857-3665 www.ParkSlopeLawyer.com Email: jimmy.lathrop@gmail.com
*Mack, Stuart, 350 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 4606, New York, NY 10118 (212)868-9300, Fax (212) 736-8677, Email: stuartmack_esq@hotmail.com
*Rogers, Morlan Ty, Vandenberg & Feliu LLP 110 East 42 Street New York, NY 10017 (212) 763-6800, Email: mtrogers@vanfeliu.com.
*Topelsohn, Lauren, 575 Madison Ave., Suite 1006, New York, NY 10022, 212-354-0498, fax 866-482-3171, email ltopelsohn@trantech.com

North Carolina

*Kornbluth, Michael A., Kornbluth Law Firm P.A., 3100 TOWER BLVD. SUITE 800, Durham, NC 27707, Phone 919-401-4100 Fax 919-401-4104, Email: mkornbluth@kornbluthlaw.com
*Long, Joseph M., Law Offices of Matthew K. Rogers, 200 First Ave., N.W., Suite 104, Hickory, NC 28603, Phone (828)327-2005, Fax (828) 327-7009, Email: longj@mrbizlaw.com
*Robertson, Stephen E., Robertson & Medlin, PLLC, 125 S. Elm Street, Suite 100, Greensboro, NC 27455, (336) 378-9881, Email: srobertson@robertsonmedlin.com

Ohio

*Brown, Albert T., Jr., 1014 Vine St., Suite 2550 Kroger Bldg., Cincinnati, OH 45202, 513 621 2825, 513 621 2823 (fax), Email: atbjr@fuse.net
*Boland, Dean, 18123 Sloane Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107, 216.529.9371 phone, 866.455.1267 fax, Email: dean@deanboland.com
*Hazelbaker, Joseph A., Sowash, Carson & Ferrier, 39 North College Street, PO Box 2629, Athens, OH 45701, Phone (740) 594-8388, Fax (740) 593-6490, Email: joseph@hazelbaker.info

Oklahoma

*Barringer-Thomson, Marilyn D., 4901 Richmond Square Oklahoma City, OK 73118 (405)840-3101 Fax (405)842-3843 barringerlawfirm@sbcglobal.net

Oregon

*Lybeck, Lory R., Lybeck Murphy, LLP 500 Island Corporate Center 7525 SE 24 Street Mercer Island, WA 98040-2336 (206)230-4255

Pennsylvania

*Brink, James J., Brink Law Offices, Lawyers Building, 428 Forbes Ave, Ste 220, Pittsburgh PA 15219, (412) 227-0961, Fax (412) 227-0964, Email: james.brink@att.net
*Farina, Elizabeth A., Swensen Perer & Kontos, One Oxford Centre, Suite 2501, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Phone: (412) 281-1970, Fax: (412) 281-2808, Email: efarina@spkpowerlaw.com.
*Feldman, Lawrence E., Lawrence E. Feldman & Associates, LLP, 432 Tulpehocken Avenue, Elkins Park, PA 19027, Phone: (215)885-3302, Fax: (215)885-3303, Toll Free: 1-888-766-2690, Email: leflaw@gmail.com
*Gibson, John W., 912 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4702, Telephone (412) 281-1027, Fax (412) 281-1029, Email: johngibson@hotmail.com
*Mondi, Patrick, MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP, 100 State Street, Suite 700, Erie, PA 16507, 814-870-7702, 814-452-0582 (fax), Email: pmondi@mijb.com

Rhode Island

*Mitson, Robert A., Mitson Law Associates, Mitson Law Associates, 603 Park Avenue, Woonsocket, RI 02895, Tel: 401-762-5900, Fax: 401-762-5907, Email: Bob@Mitsonlaw.com

South Carolina

*Luck, Jason Scott, Seibels Law Firm, P.A., 127 King Street, Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29401, Office: 843.722.6777, Fax: 843.722.6781, Email: jluck@seibelsfirm.com

Tennessee

*Johnson, Johnnie Louis III, 2123 Bennett Ave., First Level, Memphis, TN 38114, Phone (703) 471-0848, Fax (703)471-0478 Email: JLJMED@aol.com

Texas

*Asafi, Jay, 11205 Bellaire Blvd., Suite B-31, Houston, Texas 77072; phone: 281.879.9000; email: Asafi@AsafiLawFirm.com
*Baran, Christopher D., Stephens & Myers, L.L.P., 515 Fourth Street, Graham, TX 76450, Phone 940-549-4758, Fax 940-549-3967, Email: chrisbaranlaw@gmail.com
*Camara, K.A.D., Camara & Sibley, 2339 University Boulevard, Houston, Texas, Phone 713-893-7973 Fax: 713-583-1131, Email: camara@camarasibley.com
*Copeland, Justin, Law Office of Justin Copeland, 1307 Nueces, Austin, TX 78701, T: 512.565.7012, F: 512.722.7755, email: jcopeland@jcopelandlaw.com
*Dawson, Carl R., Ryan & Dawson, (Houston • Cypress • Weimar), Main Address
770 S. Post Oak Ln., Ste. 550, Houston, TX 77056, 713-960-1555, 713-960-8491 fax, Email: cdawson@rdlaw.com.
*Furlough, Joette, Shackelford, Melton, & McKinley, LLP, 3333 Lee Parkway, Tenth Floor, Dallas, Texas 75219, 214-780-1400 Telephone 214-780-1401 Fax, jfurlough@shacklaw.net
*Leach, Sid, Snell & Wilmer LLP, One Arizona Center, Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2202, Phone 602.382.6372, Email: sleach@swlaw.com
*Lone Star Legal Aid. (Serving low-income individuals in Eastern Texas area. Clients accepted only through application process.) Offices in Angleton, Beaumont, Bellville, Belton, Bryan, Galveston, Houston, Conroe, Longview, Nacogdoches, Paris, Texarkana, Tyler, and Waco, TX.
*MacKenzie, Donald Scott, The Law Office of Scott Mackenzie, P.C., 9603 White Rock Trail, Suite 324, Dallas, TX. 75238, (214) 245-4625, fax: (214) 764-0780, email: dallaslaw@gmail.com
*McKinney, Buck, Law Office of Buck McKinney, PC, 1304 E. 7th. St., Austin, Texas 78702, 512/236-0150, fax 512/444-1879, Email: mckinney@buckmckinney.com
*Pierre, J. Goodwille, Walker, James, Dhingra & Pierre, PLLC, 1102 B Pinemont Drive, Houston, TX 77018 Tel 713-957-2789 Ext 28, Fax 281-861-9369, Email: goodwille@swbell.net.
*Rogers, Charles J., Conley Rose, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St, Suite 7100, Houston, Texas 77002-2912, Phone 713.238.8000, Fax 713.238.8008, Email: crogers@conleyrose.com
*Shaw, Ronald J., The Shaw Law Firm, P.C., 7300 Blanco Road (Suite 610), San Antonio, Texas 78216, 210-227-3737, Email: theshawlawfirm@aol.com

Virginia
*Johnson, Johnnie Louis III, 11644 Mediterranean Court, Second Level, Reston, Virginia 20190-3401, Phone 703.471.0848, Fax 703.471.0478, Email: jljmed@aol.com

Washington

*Lybeck, Lory R., Lybeck Murphy, LLP 500 Island Corporate Center 7525 SE 24 Street Mercer Island, WA 98040-2336 (206) 230-4255

Wisconsin

*Russell, Elizabeth T., Russell Law, 402 Gammon Place, Suite 270, Madison, WI 53719, 608-833-1555, fax: 608-833-1566, Email: brussell@supranet.net

*Denmark*

*Overbeck, Per, Hovedvagtgade 6, 4.sal 1103 Kbh. K, Denmark, Phone: +45 33 11 36 36, Fax: +45 33 11 36 38, Email: per.overbeck@worldonline.dk
*Piratgruppen

*Finland

*Turre Legal

*France*

*Hugot, Olivier, HugotAvocat 44 Rue Coquilliere Paris 75001 France +33 (0)1 55 80 72 50 Email: olivier@hugot.fr

*Germany

*Grosskopf, Lambert, Kanzlei Grosskopf, Speicher I, Konsul-Smidt-Strasse 8h, 28217 Bremen, Germany, Tel. +49 (0)421/168 48-0, Fax +49 (0)421/168 48-10, Email: lawoffice@grosskopf.eu
*Solmecke, Christian, Wilde & Beuger, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 15, 50672 Köln, Germany, Tel. +49 (0) 221 951563-20, Fax +49 (0) 221 951563-3, Email: info@wbe-law.de

*Hungary*

*Dallos, Zsolt, Elite Defense, Email: zsolt@dallosugyvediiroda.t-online.hu

*Israel*

*Klinger, Jonathan J., 8 King Saul St. Tel Aviv Tel: +972-52-3436436 Fax: +972-3-6093607 Email: J@2jk.org

*Lichtenstein, Yoram 3a Jabotinsky St., Ramat Gan Israel 52520 Tel.: 972-3-6133333 Fax.: 972-3-6133334 Email: yoram@y-law.co.il

*Netherlands*

*Alberdingk Thijm, Christiaan, SOLV Advocaten P.O. Box 75538 1070 AM Amsterdam Chippers 1-3 1011 TR Amsterdam The Netherlands T +31 20 5300160 F +31 20 5300170 M +31 6 25017 235 E thijm@solv.nl

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