Ambiguity arose as to whether every John Doe copyright infringement defendant in the TX Cobbler Nevada, LLC cases was dismissed because of dismissal order in consolidated case.
Every few years it is important to rehash some older bittorrent concepts which are still relevant to today’s copyright infringement lawsuits.
A number of copyright trolls hit a snag when the judges in both the Middle District of Florida (FLMD) and the Northern District of Florida (FLND) froze a whole slew of cases, consolidated some, and severed many others. This is just a simple indication that 1) federal judges in Florida are talking to one another, … Read more
Case consolidations (until now) happened when a federal judge lumped together different cases which all suffered from the same flaws, e.g., improper jurisdiction, improper joinder, etc. and they dismissed them all in one order. This was a good thing! However, when a troll-friendly judge consolidates a plaintiff attorneys case to keep the cases alive, but to manage the dockets, e.g., to avoid inconsistent rulings, while this in itself is a good thing for the court (and for justice), it is a bad thing for the defendants accused in those copyright infringement cases.
I am happy to share that the first round of Malibu Media VA (Virginia) cases have gone down in flames. As of this afternoon, I noticed that all of the Malibu Media VA cases (in the Eastern District of Virginia) received the same designation at the end of their case names, “-CMH-TRJ,” indicating that Magistrate … Read more