UPDATE 08/22/11: Over the weekend, VEGAS INC reported that one more case, the lawsuit against Sevvan Franks, was dismissed after Righthaven failed to serve the defendant on time. The same article stated that on Friday, U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson dismissed Righthaven’s lawsuit against Bill Hyatt. Back in February, The Media Bloggers Association intervened in Hyatt's case after the defendant defaulted. This is the seventh case dismissed due to lack of standing since June 14.
Five Righthaven Suits Dismissed for Lack of Service
As a mass copyright lawsuit filer, Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas continues to struggle to actually prosecute many of the lawsuits it files.See: Related VEGAS INC article
That was illustrated this week when five Righthaven lawsuits in Las Vegas were dismissed after the company failed to show it had served the defendants by the deadlines set in each case. These bring to six the number of such dismissals since July 20.
Each case was dismissed without prejudice and can re-filed if Righthaven chooses. Defendants included: Duncan Shields, John Lundberg and Mark Pilkington, Peter May-Ostendorp, Lisa Vinci (the case against codefendant Inform Technologies Inc. was dismissed earlier) and Bob G. Bell.