Have you received a letter from your Internet Service Provider advising you that someone has subpoenaed your account information, including your name and address? Have you received a letter or phone call threatening to sue you or publicly name you in an embarrassing lawsuit if you do not settle a claim for alleged copyright infringement? If so, you’re not alone. Certain “entertainment” companies, and the lawyers who represent them, are engaged nationwide in this practice. Filing frivolous lawsuits, sending threatening letters, and harassing people with phone calls all in the hopes of collecting massive amounts of money, one settlement at at time.
What should you do if you get a letter or phone call? Act immediately. The letter or phone call will probably inform you of a legal deadline. That’s important. Most importantly, no matter what the letter or phone call says, don’t pay a dime in settlement until you speak to an attorney. The people trying to bully you into settling are not going to go out of their way to make sure you understand your legal rights and your legal options. In fact, they have an interest in making sure you think you need to decide to settle immediately, or things may not go so well for you. Don’t believe it. Call attorney Erin Russell today for a free consultation. Make sure you understand the allegations against you and your legal options before you enter into a settlement agreement or make any decisions about how to handle your case.