This is a story I have been following for some time and when I first heard of the letters that computer and internet users where getting in the mail so accuse them of illegal file sharing, I thought that the amount of letters being sent out was speculative.
It looks as if many of those accused may be able to recover costs.
“File-sharing lawyers ACS Law are facing a massive costs bill after a judge labelled the firm’s conduct as “chaotic and lamentable”.
The Patents County Court today handed down a judgement on whether 27 people accused of illegal file-sharing by the law firm could recover their legal costs. ACS Law and its client – pornography distributor Media CAT – dropped the cases before a crucial court hearing, prompting the defendants to apply for wasted legal costs.”