Jurisdictional Showdown Continues In UMG v. FLVTO.biz

FLVTO.biz founder and proprietor Turig Kurbanov won't be showing at an early November listening to within the U.S. in opposition to the foremost labels, based on info shared with DMN.

According to Kurbanov’s authorized workforce, the FLVTO.biz operator gained’t seem for an early November listening to in Virginia to debate a jurisdictional dispute.  One motive: Kurbanov doesn’t have the visa required to journey into the U.S., although that’s simply one in all a number of points cited.

“Mr. Kurbanov has by no means been to the United States; has by no means taken a single motion within the United States; and doesn't actually have a Visa to journey to the United States if he wished to,” Evan Fray-Witzer of Ciampa Fray-Witzer, LLP, emailed DMN.  Ciampa Fray-Witzer is one in all three regulation companies now representing each FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com, additionally owned by Kurbanov.

“It is our hope and expectation that the Court will dismiss the case for a scarcity of private jurisdiction.”

Earlier, we reported that FLVTO’s appreciable authorized armada of Ciampa Fray-Witzer, Boston Law Group, and Sands Anderson has been trying to toss UMG Recordings vs. FLVTO.biz, based mostly on jurisdictional points.  That contains plenty of vital questions over whether or not the case ought to be heard in Virginia, a lot much less the United States, given Russian possession of the websites.

The Motion to Dismiss, nevertheless, included a stipulation.  If a decide for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia decides to maintain the case alive in America, Defendants have requested that the venue shift to California.  That location would provide simpler entry to testifying YouTube executives, and maps extra solidly to FLVTO.biz’s largest viewers (California contains the largest viewers amongst U.S. states for each FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com).

Either approach, Kurbanov might not be required to make the trek to the states — at the very least based on his attorneys.

“If for some motive the case isn’t dismissed at this stage, Plaintiffs might want to go to Russia to depose Mr. Kurbanov or take discovery from him,” Fray-Witzer continued.