Kentuckian Files Class Action Lawsuit against Porn Companies

Posted on Jul 24, 2012

Fox News reports that a recent trend in the porn industry is to identify and sue the “John Does” and “Jane Does” that illegally download their movies. The system of identifying those people is hardly foolproof however, and it has resulted in a lot of people paying $1,000 to $5,000 settlements just to keep their name from being associated with pornography downloads, whether they are guilty or not. 

Jennifer Barker, of Louisville, has been targeted by five different pornography companies and she says that she has never downloaded any porn at all. The companies call her continuously, asking if she would like to settle out of court, but she has decided to file a class action lawsuit against them instead. 

Judge Gary R. Brown, of the Eastern District of New York, called the assumptions of the porn companies in identifying their “culprits” unreasonable. Their tracking methods are nowhere near accurate enough and many of the people they have accused have proof that they did not and could not have downloaded the material. 

Because it is often difficult for individuals to fight armies of lawyers for big companies like WellPoint Inc. in court, it is important for those who have lost money or been injured by such companies to find allies. 

If you feel that you have been wronged by a corporation, it is imperative to the success of your claim that you contact a law office that has experience with handling multiple plaintiffs and organizing a class action lawsuit. 

There are not many law firms that are equipped to handle a class action law suit such as the one filed against WellPoint Inc. At the Law Offices of Gray & White we deal with these cases every day. To find out more about class action lawsuits in Louisville or to begin your own lawsuit, call us today at: 1-888-450-4456. 

Mark K. Gray
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