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Guava, LLC March 2017 update:

Attorney John L. Steele pleads guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges relating to Guava, Ingenuity 13, AF Holdings, Livewire and LW Holdings.

Click here and here and here for media reports.

Click here for a copy of the signed plea settlement.


Filed in St. Clair County, Illinois, (Guava LLC v Comcast Cable, 12-MR-417) and in Hennepin County, Minnesota (Guava LLC v Spencel Merkel, 27-cv-12-20976) Update: Cook County Guava, LLC case dismissed

The Guava, LLC cases are similar to the Arte de Oaxaca case, basically alleging a conspiracy of individuals hacked into computer systems in order to access adult movies on a paid website(s). The following is not intended to be legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for your specific situation.

We have no reliable facts at this point in time, as there has been little to no publicly available court-ordered discovery to obtain documents, depositions, etc. Speculation exists that IP addresses receiving notices of subpoenas in the Guava, LLC cases may have merely been used in file-sharing using BitTorrent software.

If this is the case, it does not mean that Guava, LLC cases has a legal case against those persons merely for using BitTorrent to file-share movies. It remains to be seen if Guava, LLC  will better articulate their claims (just as with the Arte de Oaxaca and LW Systems LLC cases). As with other peer-to-peer file-sharing cases, we will continue to follow the Guava, LLC cases intensely to advise our clients.

For immediate advice and a free initial consultation call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli at 312-201-8310 or fill out our simple contact page for email inquires or a request to call you back at a time that is convenient for you. We understand the shock you may be feeling from receiving a notice of this action, and have the experience to help you deal with this in the best way possible for you. Attorney referrals accepted.

See our motions to quash page and give us a call to speak with an attorney about filing a motion to quash the subpoena your ISP received for your account information and name.

See our should I settle? page if you are thinking about possibly settling and give us a call. 

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Call attorney Jeffrey Antonelli for a free initial consultation at 312-201-8310 or email him at This is a swiftly changing area of law and we continually follow the latest developments.  Comparing lawyers? We're no johnny-come-lately to tech law.

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