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.
Righthaven lawsuitsTo date Righthaven has been ordered to pay $323,138 in legal fees and sanctions.Righthaven lawsuits

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Follow Up: Veteran Nurse Seeks Attorney's Fees from Righthaven

The MAL Contends blog, written by veteran's advocate Michael Leon, reports a follow up about the copyright infringement case against veteran nurse Denise Nichols, yet another Righthaven victim (along with Leon) eligible to seek attorney's fees after her case was dismissed (or rather terminated in the case of Nichols). Also mentioned in the post is a potential Rule 11 Violation filing against Las Vegas attorney Shawn Mangano who continues to represent Righthaven in court proceedings.
"Righthaven and Attorney Mangano admitted in Court they made a mistake in serving on the me a complaint that fails to even mention my name. So, I should pay for their mistake? No. They should pay full attorneys' fees and costs, and that's giving these people a break," said Denise Nichols. "What should happen is Shawn Mangano should be slapped with a Rule 11 violation that sanctions lawyers for misrepresenting facts in federal Court. How can it be reasonable and diligent for attorney Mangano to file with the Court a complaint he has admitted was a mistake? Mangano needs to be stopped."
See: Article in full

For readers who do not know or have forgotten where the vitriolic nature of these lawsuits stem, writer Joel Hurska of HotHardware.com brought it back recently by resurrecting the September 2010 writings of Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Vin Suprymowicz. Recall that when Suprymowicz wrote, "They should have their goddamned hands cut off and nailed to the wall of City Hall," he was referring to his own fan club -- his trusted followers -- and those among the first batch of persons sued.


  1. Colleen,

    Superb as usual.

    One fact, I am a veterans' advocate, not a veteran.

    Denise Nichols, David Kerr, You, Randazza's guys, EFF, Pam, Democratic Underground, Wayne Hoehn, Ken and on and on.

    Truly inspiring work


  2. Got it! It's been updated! -Thank you


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