Have you received a notice from your Internet service provider that it has been served with a subpoena in connection with a lawsuit that may relate to you? Or perhaps you received a letter from a law firm about a movie that it claims you downloaded? Don't ignore these!
Either of these may relate to one or more file-sharing lawsuits that have been filed by law firms against thousands of "John Doe" defendants. The subpoena would require your Internet service provider to turn over information about you to the plaintiffs, so that you could be included as a defendant in the lawsuit. If you've received the law firm letter, then your name has already been disclosed, and you could be sued at any time.
You have a right to anonymously contest these subpoenas, and if the subpoena is not valid the Court may decide that it cannot be enforced. In that case, your Internet service provider would not turn over your personal information to the plaintiffs.
You also have a right, once named, to be defended by an attorney who can protect your interests when dealing with the plaintiff.
In either case, if you do not take action, your personal information may be turned over to the plaintiffs, and you may be named as a defendant in a federal lawsuit.
Contact me for a confidential, no-fee consultation. We will discuss your rights, and I will provide you with more information about how I can help you for a reasonable fee.
Kelly D. Talcott
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