What Is This Lawsuit About?
HB Productions continued its copyright enforcement campaign in early 2020 with a new set of lawsuits in Chicago. HB is suing for the alleged downloading and distribution of the Lionsgate movie “Hellboy.” As with most of the mainstream films that file these lawsuits, this is a Lionsgate production that was a box office disappointment. Now HB Productions is seeking damages from individuals who allegedly downloaded the film using a BitTorrent program such as Popcorn Time or Showbox. This is continuing trend for underperforming films from Lionsgate.
I Got A Letter. What Can I Do To Settle My HB Productions Case?
Getting sued and being subpoenaed can be upsetting. But you can settle your HB Productions case if you act sooner rather than later. You can keep your name out of the public record and pay a lower settlement than if you wait for the case to proceed. Call me, Attorney Erin Russell, at 312-994-2424 for a free consultation to find out how. The vast majority of the people who call for a free consultation mention to me how much better they felt after calling. That’s how you should feel after you get good legal advice.
If you received a letter from your ISP regarding a subpoena issued by HB Productions I can help. Call 312-994-2424 any time, seven days per week, for a free consultation. You can settle your case without disclosing your name to the attorney for HB Productions if you do so before the release date on your Comcast letter. Time is of the essence! Your window to avoid the release of your name is limited. If you settle early, you can make the process less costly and less stressful.
If you got a letter directly from the attorney for HB Productions you can still get a fair settlement. Timing is important. The more quickly you act, the less work the attorneys for HB Productions will have done on the case and the easier it is to get you a lower settlement. But you need to act decisively to protect your interests before the court requires HB to amend their complaint to name the remaining defendants, which it will absolutely eventually do in order to keep the case moving through the court system.
Don’t follow bad internet advice, such as “only 20% of defendants get named” or “wait until you get a letter from the attorney.” That doesn’t make any sense, and it does nothing to make things less stressful. HB Productions will pursue claims against every working, able adult in the case. Period. Unless you are on public assistance or absolutely judgment proof they will follow through. You can avoid that outcome and save yourself a great deal of money by resolving your case early when you can get the best possible deal.
I have helped thousands of defendants settle or litigate their movie download cases over the past 12 years. If you are the target of HB Productions copyright trolling campaign I can advise you regarding your options and help you determine the right course of action for you. You can read about my legal experience here. You can also read my FAQ article on torrent copyright infringement lawsuits if you want additional information on what these lawsuits are about and how they work.
I Want To Settle. How Does Settlement Work? It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
- After you sign a fee agreement and pay my reasonable flat fee, I will contact the attorney for HB Productions and let him know you are represented. We will begin the settlement negotiation process.
- Once we reach an agreement, HB will provide a written settlement agreement. I will sign it for you, because HB Productions will not know your name. You will arrange to pay the agreed-upon settlement amount by credit card, debit card, or wire transfer to my client trust account. I will deliver the signed agreement and the funds to the attorney for HB Productions.
- After HB Productions receives the signed agreement and the funds, they will do two things. First they will send a notice to your ISP withdrawing the subpoena seeking your information. You will, of course, get a copy of the letter for your records. Second, they will file a dismissal of your John Doe number with prejudice. That means they legally give up the right to ever resurrect these claims against you.
And then you’re done. You won’t hear from HB Productions again, and your name will not enter the Court’s docket or the public record.
Can I Talk To Someone Immediately To Settle My Case Fast?
Yes. Call Attorney Erin Russell at 312-994-2424 any time for a free telephone consultation. You don’t need an appointment for a telephone consultation. Remember: You have good options. A copyright infringement case can be settled affordably. It doesn’t have to be financially ruinous. You can control the outcome with our help. Don’t let an HB Productions copyright trolling campaign scare you into silence.
Call today and get a free consultation, get informed on your legal options, and you’ll be able to resolve your case faster and with less stress and worry.
The following are the current 2019 HB Productions cases in Illinois:
HB Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-25; 1:19-cv-7508
HB Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-27; 1:19-cv-8339
HB Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-24; 1:19-cv-6360
HB Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-26; 1:19-cv-7159