Several new BitTorrent copyright cases were lodged in the U.S. District for the Western District of Washington by ME2 Productions, Inc., following a great number of similar “troll-style” lawsuits filed across the country.

As Troll Defense reported before, ME2 Productions, Inc. has rights in the 2016 action thriller Mechanic: Resurrection, which stars Jessica Alba and Jason Stratham.  The film’s predecessor, The Mechanic, was also the subject of prior BitTorrent lawsuits.

ME2 Productions is an affiliate of Nu Image / Millennium Films, which hold interests in films that have been litigated in many prior and pending enforcement actions, including Septembers in Shiraz, Criminal, London Has Fallen, Automata, The Humbling, The Expendables, Charlie Countryman and Bad Lieutenant.

The new suits filed in Seattle allege copyright infringement by scores of separate “Doe” parties through their use of BitTorrent file-sharing software.  The plaintiffs are out for statutory damages pursuant to the Copyright Act, attorney’s fees and costs, and an injunction against further infringement.

UPDATE (2/1/17): Four additional ME2 Productions suits were filed in recent weeks.

UPDATE (3/12/17): Three additional ME2 Productions suits were filed in recent weeks.

UPDATE (4/17/17): Two additional ME2 Productions suits were filed in recent weeks.

Like many other similar lawsuits filed in the Western District, these cases were filed by attorney David A. Lowe of Lowe Graham Jones PLLC.  A case listing with links to the complaints is below.

Parties and subscribers receiving ISP notices of these actions can contact attorney Benjamin Justus for a free consultation regarding possible options.

Filed: 11/16/2016
Case No. 2:16-cv-01776
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-22

Filed: 11/16/2016
Case No. 2:16-cv-01778
ME2 Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-15

Filed: 12/08/2016
Case No. 2:16-cv-01881
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-17

Filed: 12/08/2016
Case No. 2:16-cv-01882
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-13

Filed: 12/21/2016
Case No. 2:16-cv-01950
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-15

Filed: 12/21/2016
Case No. 2:16-cv-01953
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-17

Filed: 01/24/2017
Case No. 2:17-cv-00099
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-25

Filed: 01/24/2017
Case No. 2:17-cv-00100
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-8

Filed: 02/07/2017
Case No. 2:17-cv-00181
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-16

Filed: 02/07/2017
Case No. 2:17-cv-00182
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-18

Filed: 02/17/2017
Case No. 2:17-cv-00250
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-15

Filed: 03/22/2017
Case No. 2:17-cv-00465
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-14

Filed: 03/22/2017
Case No. 2:17-cv-00466
ME2 Productions, Inc v. Does 1-10