St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson continued a motion hearing involving Comcast Cable Holdings’ motion for judgment in a lawsuit filed by LW Systems.
Comcast's motion for judgment was filed on Sept. 27 through attorney Andrew G. Toennies of Lashly & Baer PC in Belleville.
According to the motion, Gleeson ordered LW Systems to pay Comcast $17,625 on Aug. 7 after the lawsuit was dismissed for expenses the company incurred in responding to the plaintiff's subpoenas. Comcast wants to convert the order to a judgment against LW Systems and requests relief from the court.
The suit filed in January accused defendant Christopher Hubbard and his alleged co-conspirators of hacking into LW Systems’ computer system – which hosts and delivers contect to adult Web site operators.
St. Clair County Chief Judge John Baricivic signed an agreed discovery not long after the case was filed allowing LW Systems and its counsel to subpoena personal information associated with certain Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from 325 Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
Even though the case has been dismissed, several of those ISPs have filed motions for sanctions against LW Systems claiming they were harassed and intimidated with subpoenas.
Gleeson ordered LW Systems to make no further or additional use of the information and prohibited the plaintiff and its counsel from contacting subscribers.
LW Systems is represented by Kevin Hoerner of Belleville and Pau Duffy of Chicago.
Hubbard is represented by Adam E. Urbancyzk of Chicago.
The hearing is reset to Nov. 13 at 9 a.m.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 13-L-15