WEST COAST PRODUCTIONS, INC.

I have added this page for internet users who have become entangled in the West Coast Productions, Inc. cases.  The goal here is to keep up to date on this plaintiff, and to discuss their various cases.  Should you learn of any updates regarding one of their cases, please post it here using the following format — (e.g., “West Coast Productions Inc v. Swarm Sharing Hash Files Does 1-1980
(Case No. 6:12-cv-01713) filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana”).  Please also feel free to post new cases you find on the http://www.rfcexpress.com website where West Coast Productions, Inc. is listed as the plaintiff.

Remember to please exercise discretion when posting (e.g., do not post your real name or e-mail address), and as usual, avoid using vulgar or offensive language (both towards the plaintiff and towards other users).

12 thoughts on “WEST COAST PRODUCTIONS, INC.”

  1. Just a bit of a background on West Coast Productions, Inc. to date:

    West Coast Productions, Inc. (“WCP”) is a company who likes to hop from one plaintiff attorney to another. They have been affiliated with the lawsuits in West Virginia under Kenneth Ford as the plaintiff attorney (now in prison); they sued thousands in DC using attorney Nick Kurtz, formerly with Dunlap Grubb & Weaver, PLLC; and, more recently, they have retained Doug McIntyre, one of Prenda Law Inc.’s local attorneys who is now filing cases on their behalf. If you are an aspiring attorney who would like to be a copyright troll, perhaps West Coast Productions, Inc. will hire you too.

    I have written many articles on them over the past few years, as they were one of the first (and the largest) copyright trolls. I am linking to them here so that you can see that while the cases and their plaintiff attorneys are new (I expect new copyright trolls to be hired by West Coast Productions, Inc. in the coming months, as suing internet users appears to be their current business model), their cases still smell of the old style trolling lawsuits.

    6,374 DISMISSED John Doe Defendants cheer as the LFP Internet Group lawsuits go down in flames (mentioning joinder issues in W.Va WCP case) (posted on 2/16/2011)

    Congratulations to Cashman Law Firm, PLLC Clients – Attorneys Suffer Partial FRCP Rule 4(m) Dismissal in West Coast Productions v. Does 1-5,829 Case (posted on 5/25/2011)

    Congratulations to Cashman Law Firm “West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does” clients, now dismissed. (posted 6/21/2011)

    All of us are *still* waiting for a decision on the West Coast Productions v. Does 1-5829 case (posted 7/1/2011)

    West Coast Productions. No dismissal. (posted 7/12/2011)

    West Coast Productions. Rule 4(m) order. To name or dismiss? Plaintiffs choose to dismiss! (posted 7/30/2012)

    <a href="https://torrentlawyer.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/west-coast-productions-bittorrent-case-dea/&quot; title="West Coast Productions, Inc. Case is DEAD.” target=”_blank”>West Coast Productions, Inc. Case is DEAD. (posted 9/9/2011)

    Now that my bittorrent case is dead… What to do about the settlement letters?!? (posted 9/14/2011)

    Judge Facciola new ruling could kill Hard Drive Productions, AF Holdings, and West Coast Productions all at once. (posted 2/7/2012)

    “Forum Shopping” is the link between the TX & DC “Millennium TGA, Inc.” lawsuits. (mentioning Doug McIntyre first taking on the West Coast Productions, Inc. client) (posted on 5/16/2012)

  2. West Coast Productions’ newest case is West Coast Productions Inc v. Swarm Sharing Hash Files Does 1-1980 (Case No. 6:12-cv-01713) filed this past Monday, 6/18/2012 in the Western Louisiana District Court.

    The most interesting part of this lawsuit is 1) it is not filed by Doug McIntyre (who I thought would have an exclusive on their new lawsuits), and 2) it was filed by Paul Lesko, the attorney (a.k.a., “copyright troll”) who has been going after John Doe Defendants in his 4 Twenty lawsuits.

  3. New cases filed as of 09/04/12:

    CASES FILED BY MIKE MEIER OF THE COPYRIGHT LAW GROUP IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA:
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. John Does (Case No. 1:12-cv-00142)

    CASES FILED BY JEFFREY WEAVER OF DUNLAP GRUBB & WEAVER PLLC IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA:
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-581 (Case No. 5:12-cv-00277)

    CASES FILED BY JEFFREY WEAVER OF DUNLAP GRUBB & WEAVER PLLC IN THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA:
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-675 (Case No. 3:12-cv-00964)

  4. The latter case is based on the classy Teen Anal Nightmare 2: the previous lawsuit based on the same smut was handled by a disgraced felon Kenneth Ford — ArsTechnica wrote about it (and followed up).

    Sure, DGW is a reputable lawfirm.

  5. Another recent case filed by Paul Lesko is West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Swarm Sharing Hash Files in E.D. Mo. 4:12-cv-00748 filed 6/18/12. Lesko is an associate with Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides & Barnerd. Looking at their website, they appear to be mass-tort plaintiff attorneys specializing in mesothelioma cases, but take cases of other types.

  6. New cases as of 10/17/12:

    CASES FILED BY PAUL LESKO OF SIMMONS & BROWDER LLC IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI :
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-50 (Case No. 4:12-cv-01679)
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-14 (Case No. 4:12-cv-01776)
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-29 (Case No. 4:12-cv-01846)
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-27 (Case No. 4:12-cv-01874)
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-68 (Case No. 4:12-cv-01875)

    CASES FILED BY SASJIN MUTIC OF MILE HIGH LAW OFFICE LLC IN THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO:
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-38 (Case No. 1:12-cv-02642)
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-37 (Case No. 1:12-cv-02644)

    CASES FILED BY LAWRENCE D. MANDEL OF GERTNER MANDEL & PESLAK LLC IN THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY:
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-169 (Case No. 2:12-cv-05930)

    CASES FILED BY JEFFREY W. WEAVER OF DUNLAP, GRUBB, & WEAVER PLLC IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA:
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-581 (Case No. 5:12-cv-00277)

    CASES FILED BY JEFFREY W. WEAVER OF DUNLAP, GRUBB, & WEAVER PLLC IN THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA:
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-675 (Case No. 3:12-cv-00964)

  7. I see a “Notice of Voluntary Dismissal” dated 29 November 2012 in the case 5:12-cv-00277-RS-EMT
    Does this mean all Does have been dropped as plaintiffs or just the one who filed for discovery the day before?

  8. We just received a notice regarding West Coast Productions – can someone offer any advice as to what should be done about it. We cannot even tell what they say was downloaded.

  9. Forgot to add that we are: CASES FILED BY JEFFREY WEAVER OF DUNLAP GRUBB & WEAVER PLLC IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA:
    West Coast Productions, Inc. v. Does 1-581 (Case No. 5:12-cv-00277)

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