Righthaven LLC -- a bottom feeding legal outfit -- has teamed up with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Denver Post to sue mom and pop websites, advocacy and public interest groups and forum board operators for copyright infringement. The strategy of Righthaven is to sue thousands of these website owners, who are primarily unfunded and will be forced to settle out of court.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Victim Brings Class-Action Counterclaim Against Righthaven LLC

UPDATE 05/21/11: Defendants seeking to join this class-action, please click here for information.

Righthaven Hit with Class-Action Counterclaim
One of the website operators accused of copyright infringement by Righthaven LLC has retaliated, hitting the Las Vegas company with a class-action counterclaim seeking to represent defendants in all 57 Righthaven cases in Colorado.
The claim seeks an adjudication that Righthaven’s copyright infringement lawsuits amount to unfair and deceptive trade practices under Colorado law, an injunction permanently enjoining Righthaven from continuing the alleged unfair and deceptive trade practices, an unspecified financial award to the class-action plaintiffs for damages as well as their costs and attorney’s fees.
See: Article in full | View: Class-Action Counterclaim

The bringer of the class-action counterclaim is Buzzfeed, represented by attorneys with the Denver law office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP. Buzzfeed was sued by Righthaven in March.

View: List of potentially affected Colorado cases (57)
View: Collection of counterclaims against Righthaven LLC

1 comment:

  1. At long last! I've been waiting for a class action lawsuit against these bottom feeders!


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