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Voltage drops appeal in disclosure cost case

Media | 11/22/2019 5:09 pm EST

Voltage Pictures LLC and Rogers Communications Inc. have both agreed to drop their appeal and cross-appeal, respectively, against a decision by the Federal Court to award the telecom costs to dig up personal information of alleged infringers of the movie studio’s copyright.  The notice of discontinuance is dated November 15, two days after a Federal Court judge denied certifying a class of about 55,000 defendants targeted to be tried for allegedly illegally downloading and allowing for upload Voltage’s movies for free.  Voltage filed an appeal nearly two weeks after a Federal Court...

Voltage’s choice of defendant made ‘difference’ in class action failure: expert

Media | 11/14/2019 9:05 pm EST

Distributel asks court for ability to challenge future site-blockingThe movie studio that has for years sought to sue alleged copyright infringers in Canada has been denied by the Federal Court the ability to sue thousands of Canadians at...

Disclosure cost to Rogers based on ‘irrelevant’ evidence: Voltage counsel

Media | 08/22/2019 2:51 pm EDT

Counsel to Voltage Pictures LLC and a number of movie studios is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to review a case that found Rogers Communications Inc. is owed $67.23 to disclose the personal...

Long-time TekSavvy lawyer appointed to Federal Court

Media | 05/06/2019 4:25 pm EDT

Nicholas McHaffie, who served as counsel to TekSavvy Solutions Inc. in its long-running legal saga against movie studios looking to get the personal information of Canadians in copyright cases, has been appointed to the Federal...

Federal Court says disclosure motions need ‘best available evidence’

Media | 02/22/2019 6:13 pm EST

Key evidence relied upon by movie studios in a substantial chunk of copyright infringement cases that have yielded vast sums of money from settlements has been ruled insufficient by a Federal Court...