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Voltage reverse class action motion moving ahead

Media | 11/12/2018 3:47 pm EST

A reverse class action case that has been stalled for nearly two years over the issue of costs will now move forward, after plaintiff Voltage Pictures LLC put up $75,000 in security for defence costs. Voltage paid the amount on Nov. 9, according to Federal Court records. The case was first launched in April 2016, with Voltage seeking class action certification for a case against respondents who illegally shared its content. The Wire Report reported at the time that the approach was a unique one and it was unclear whether the court would grant certification, with University of Ottawa...

Cost appeals filed by both parties in Voltage reverse class action

Media | 02/28/2017 8:10 pm EST

Appellant Voltage Pictures LLC is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to reverse a decision it made earlier this month forcing it to pay the court costs for the respondent if he wins his case, in a reverse class action case that has yet to be certified. The appeal, dated Feb. 8, stems from a decision by judge Keith Boswell on Feb. 2 compelling Voltage to pay, if he wins, $75,000 to Robert Salna, the only person in the case named by Rogers Communications...

Voltage on the hook for defendant costs in reverse class action

Media | 02/09/2017 10:31 pm EST

Plaintiff Voltage Pictures LLC is responsible for the defendant’s costs in a reverse class action suit until the certification process, a judge has ruled. In January,...

Voltage appealing disclosure costs in piracy case

telecom | 08/10/2016 7:41 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. should not be able to charge for the release of the personal information of a customer accused of violating the copyright of Voltage Pictures LLC, the film production company said in new...