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

Friday, July 1, 2011

Reduced Settlement Amount: $1,000 in 10 Monthly Installments for Richard Rawlings

Righthaven Settles $150,000 Copyright Suit for $1,000
Righthaven revealed in a court filing this week it agreed to settle a lawsuit over a Las Vegas Review-Journal story against Richard Rawlings and the United States Marijuana Party in Peoria, Ill., for just $1,000 — payable in 10 monthly installments of $100.
That’s a far cry from the $150,000 in statutory damages and seizure of the defendants’ website domain name that Righthaven demanded in its Sept. 8 lawsuit.
See: Article in full

It was reported back in February that Righthaven demanded $6,000 from blogger Brian Hill. As suggested by VEGAS INC, the settlement amount for Rawlings -- of which the defendant has so far made no payments toward -- can hardly cover the cost of filing and closing the lawsuit. If Righthaven attempts to enforce the written settlement agreement, it may run into lack of standing issues.

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