We will get right to this. The idea of running of more than one case at a time in different states could be done but why? Cases for infringement are between you and the infringer. Now if they had help or others were involved they should be named as defendants unless they were just a side part. I do not have a way to explain that since there are possibilities that could bring criminal charges. At that time all involved could be charged.
My personal view on that is to have all items done at one time in one place. I see the reasoning behind the filing of cases against people in different locations but I have no desire to drag things around like that would do. My suggestion is to try to get things tied up into one case if you can. If it involves filing charges then so be it, but I still feel that is the last resort but if it needs to be done it needs to be done.
The way to get more information from the courts before actually getting your subpoena is not hard unless you decide hide or not be active in the process. If you choose that route, then it is harder to get information. Many of the courts have cases listed on line. You can call and see if your name is on docket or not. The issue you will have is whether it is a federal case or state case. The federal cases involve the 11 court districts and inside some of them there are districts also. Take Arizona there are 4 courts in the state, in Florida there are 3 separate districts in the 11th district, north, central and south. So you see you need to have more information that just a maybe sometime. You get that by being in touch. Court cases are for deciding differences when people cannot agree. If you have been given a chance and made no effort than a surprise is all you can expect.
You need understand the idea of federal vs state cases and the way to get people to court from other states. You will have a small additional cost but you should also remember they will probably have to hire attorneys. I have always stated that sometimes it would be better to just get the information from others under a court order and if they fail to do so or withhold information the court will deal with them harshly.
There is more information in some of the other articles if you wish to read about it.
Disclaimer: I am not an attorney. These are my personal opinions and general information only. These are not legal advice and should not be used as such.