Malibu Media Finally Paid Wrongfully Accused Six Figures…Via Collections Agency

from the gotta-collect-it-all! dept

Malibu Media. Okay, I’ll wait whereas your eyes end rolling all the way in which. Anyway, the makers of porn underneath the banner of X-Artwork have additionally tried to construct a enterprise within the far stickier trade of copyright trolling. Malibu has a protracted historical past of utilizing doubtlessly pretend witnesses, failing to serve defendants correctly, and operating away from any case by which it will get pushback from the accused.

Properly, a kind of Malibu accused, a Mr. W.M., did in actual fact battle again, demanding in a countersuit proof that he downloaded the movies as accused. When Malibu failed to supply any proof, the court docket discovered for W.M., ordering Malibu to pay him $50k. Malibu did not do as ordered, main the choose to double the award to only over $100k. On the time of the earlier put up, the cost processor had solely managed to gather half of that quantity.

However now W.M. has lastly gotten the justice he so richly wishes, having been absolutely paid out per the choose’s order, however solely as a result of he primarily despatched Malibu to collections.

The additional work elevated the preliminary judgment from $48,656.73 in prices and attorneys’ charges to $108,271. After a number of turnover orders, the total quantity was ultimately recouped by means of cost processors Epoch and CC Invoice final month.

“The undersigned lawyer for the judgment creditor certifies and acknowledges full cost of each judgments, in addition to all prices and curiosity,” assortment lawyer Joseph Stewart knowledgeable the court docket.

Malibu govt Colette Pelissier took this all fairly nicely, by which I imply she is whining about having to pay the judgment in any respect, accused the protection crew of “extortion” (oh, the irony), and appeared in charge the loss on Chicago for… causes? She even wrote a letter to the court docket a couple of days earlier than the ultimate funds have been made, asking it to rescind its order solely. That was very a lot not achieved.

Regardless of this letter and the sooner critique, the turnover order wasn’t scrapped. Though Malibu refused to pay voluntarily, the cost processors utilized by the corporate restrained the funds and ultimately handed them over to the defendant, successfully ending the case.

Whether or not Malibu’s boss nonetheless plans to battle the difficulty and comply with up on the “extortion” and “unjust enrichment” threats is unknown. For now, nonetheless, they’ve misplaced this battle, and now we have a sense that it is perhaps greatest to go away issues right here.

From TorrentFreak’s mouth to God’s ears and all that, however Malibu Media has by no means proven it has a lot sense on these issues.

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