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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 Court. Justice Minister David Lametti made the appointment on Monday. It comes amid Federal Court court proceedings involving TekSavvy, a client of McHaffie, and movie studios pursuing the disclosure of the telecom’s subscriber information to start legal action against alleged infringers of the studios’ copyright. But Monday’s appointment means the end of...

Voltage says Teksavvy overcharging for filesharing compliance

Media | 12/08/2014 11:09 pm EST

OTTAWA — Lawyers for Hollywood production company Voltage Pictures LLC told a Federal Court judge in Ottawa on Monday that Teksavvy Solutions Inc. is using a previous judgment to “claw back” more than $300,000 in legal and other fees, much of which it has no rights to, in a dispute over illegal filesharing. The hearing on costs comes after a February decision in which Teksavvy was ordered to hand over information on more than 2,200 subscribers who allegedly infringed on Voltage’s copyright by illegally downloading and sharing its films. Voltage won a similar case in...