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

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

The 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 information of five IP addresses tied to alleged copyright infringement.  The Federal Court earlier this month found that Rogers was entitled to $35 per hour to complete the disclosure requests ordered by the court, after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in September that internet service providers...

Rogers cost for disclosure case set for April

Media | 01/24/2019 3:47 pm EST

The Federal Court has set a spring date to determine how much Voltage Pictures LLC must pay Rogers Communications Inc. to hand over personal subscriber information after the Supreme Court found the telecom was entitled to...

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...

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...

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,...

Defence costs at issue in Voltage reverse class action case

Media | 01/31/2017 11:06 pm EST

OTTAWA — Lawyers representing a defendant in a reverse class action case over a copyright infringement claim are asking a federal court judge to give their client an opportunity to recover costs from the plaintiff if he's successful in his defence.  The video-conference hearing Tuesday was part of an ongoing copyright infringement case brought by United States-based Voltage Pictures LLC, a movie studio that claims customers of Rogers Communications Inc. have been illegally downloading its products. Robert Salna, who was named as a defendant...