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Re: [tor-talk] Legal problems: TOR relay & Torrents in .de
I've forgotten the specifics of your OP. Exactly how much are they
demanding (Eu / $US)?
Other BIG factor (others familiar w/ European / German laws can
comment): Do they have any SUBSTANTIAL proof, that a judge / jury would
accept as reasonable proof, that YOU did something under your country's
laws, to make you financially liable to the plaintiffs (for anywhere
near what they're demanding)? And is the amount enough to make it worth
the lawyers' time to go to court (how much would the LAWYERS make on a
per hr basis, from their cut of the awarded amount)?
I'm no expert on legalities in other countries, but ONLY as a general
rule, in U.S., it's not worth a law firm's time to actually go to court
over fairly small amts, if working for % of awarded judgment.
In U.S., I've failed several times to get lawyers to take my cases
against others on CONTINGENCY, even when I'd likely win, because - as
numerous lawyers put it, "There simply isn't enough $ involved."
If a law firm is working on a per hour basis (which I'd doubt for this
type action), then lawyers get paid for time spent, but plaintiffs may
well owe more than they are awarded. Most plaintiffs aren't that stupid.
On 2/11/2013 7:11 AM, Hendrik Neumann wrote:
I've snail-mailed them a letter based on what Moritz had posted. They
replied with a standardized letter without even commenting on my
statements. It's basically saying "Last chance to pay or we'll go to
So I'm a little unsure whether or not it's now time to actually
consult a lawyer or wait until FOX makes it's next move.
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