Since January of 2017, Bodyguard Productions has filed movie download lawsuits against 688 Chicago area residents. They started 2018 in Chicago by filing 5 new cases against 131 people. Bodyguard is suing for copyright infringement for alleged BitTorrent downloading and distribution of “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” The Hitman’s Bodyguard stars Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman. It was released wide in theaters for three months before going to video rental. The downloading and distribution of a movie like this one can happen when people use apps or websites to watch movies “for free.” If you are reading this, you probably got a letter from your internet service provider or from an attorney about a Bodyguard movie download case.
The attorney for Bodyguard got your name by filing a lawsuit in federal court in Chicago. A copy of the complaint they filed can be seen here. Bodyguard uses the same complaint in each case and changes only the list of IP addresses. Then Bodyguard asks the court for permission to send out subpoenas. They send a subpoena to the internet provider for every IP address on their list to unmask the people they claim downloaded their movie. Your internet provider then sent you a letter. Your internet service provider gives you a deadline a the bottom of the letter. After that deadline passes, the attorney for Bodyguard got your name and address from your internet provider.
The attorney for Bodyguard Productions in Chicago is named Michael Hierl. If you are reading this, you likely got a letter from him. It includes his representation of Bodyguard’s rights under the Copyright Act and a demand for a settlement of $3,900. You should hire an attorney to fight for your rights and to negotiate a settlement for you. Attorney Erin Russell can do that for you. Erin has ten years’ experience litigating and settling movie download cases and has extensive experience handling cases filed by Bodyguard Productions. Call Erin for a free consultation. She can explain your rights and talk with you about your best options for resolving your case. Your consultation with Erin is based on your individual circumstances, not on a script. Defendants are not all the same, and your individual circumstances and rights must be considered to fairly handle your case.
If you received an ISP subpoena notification letter from your internet service provider or an attorney about a Bodyguard movie download case call 312-994-2424 any time, seven days per week, for a free consultation with Attorney Erin Russell. Erin has helped thousands of defendants settle or litigate their movie download cases. She can advise you regarding your options for settlement or litigation, and help you determine which is right for you. You can also read Erin’s FAQ article on torrent copyright infringement lawsuits if you want additional information on what these lawsuits are about and how they work.
Bodyguard filed these movie download cases in Chicago in January 0f 2018. If you got a letter recently, the docket numbers below may appear on your letter:
Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-21 — 1:18-cv-00359
Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-32 — 1:18-cv-00360
Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-26 — 1:18-cv-00361
Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-21 — 1:18-cv-00363
Bodyguard Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-31 — 1:18-cv-00365