Over recent months, several new copyright suits have been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut by LHF Productions, Inc. and ME2 Productions, Inc., further confirming the reputation of their common affiliate, Nu Image / Millennium Films, as one of the most prolific “troll-style” copyright enforcers in the nation.
LHF Productions holds copyrights to the action flick London Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart in an assassination plot caper. This follows many other LHF suits filed over the past year in other jurisdictions.
As Troll Defense reported before, ME2 Proudctions Inc. has rights in the 2016 action thriller Mechanic: Resurrection, which stars Jessica Alba and Jason Stratham. The films’s predecessor, The Mechanic, was also the subject of BitTorrent lawsuits.
As noted, LHF and ME2 are each affiliates of Nu Image / Millennium Films, which hold interests in films that have been the subject of prior enforcement actions, including Septembers in Shiraz, Criminal, Automata, The Humbling, The Expendables, Charlie Countryman and Bad Lieutenant.
The new suits 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.
These complaints were each signed by lawyer Jan I. Berlage of Gohn Hankey Stichel & Berlage LLP in Baltimore, MD. 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.
Case No. 3:16-cv-01393
LHF Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-15
Case No. 3:16-cv-01689
LHF Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-11
Case No. .3:16-cv-01834
ME2 Productions v. Does 1-11
Case No. 3:16-cv-01835
ME2 Productions v. Does 1-14
Case No. 3:16-cv-01837
ME2 Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-19
Case No. 3:16-cv-01838
ME2 Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-12