Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sanctions against plaintiff's attorney affirmed by 5th Circuit in Mick Haig v Does 1-670

In Mick Haig Productions v. Does 1-670, one of the BitTorrent download cases against individuals, the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has affirmed the lower court's award of sanctions against the plaintiff's attorney. The appeals court deplored plaintiff's

strategy of suing anonymous internet users for allegedly downloading pornography illegally using the powers of the court to find their identity, then shaming or intimidating them into settling for thousands of dollars - a tactic that he has employed all across the state and that has been replicated by others across the country.
September 9, 2011, District Court decision
July 12, 2012, Decision of US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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Ray Beckerman, PC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see judges are finally catching on to these shenanigans.