Mealey's IP/Tech - Voluntary Dismissal Of Downloading Case Granted; Summary Judgment Denied

Mealey's IP/Tech - Voluntary Dismissal Of Downloading Case Granted; Summary Judgment Denied

GREENBELT, Md. - Despite a downloading defendant's claims that an adult entertainment firm used its copyright infringement complaint as a means of extorting settlements, a Maryland federal judge on Aug. 27 granted the plaintiff firm's motion for voluntary dismissal and denied the defendant's summary judgment motion, finding that the defendant's "interests are well-served" by a dismissal with prejudice (Metro Media Entertainment LLC v. Richard Steinruck, No. 8:12-cv-00347, D. Md.).

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