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

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Righthaven Continues to Fight Attorney's Fees; Case Against UK Website Operator Dismissed

Righthaven Fighting Demand for Attorney’s Fees
U.S. District Court Judge Philip Pro in Las Vegas on June 20 found Kentucky resident Wayne Hoehn was protected by fair use in posting an entire Las Vegas Review-Journal column on a sports website discussion board; and that Righthaven didn’t have standing to sue over the post. Righthaven is appealing.
Hoehn’s attorneys, in the meantime, are seeking recovery of their $34,000 in fees, saying Hoehn stood up to what they called Righthaven’s bullying lawsuit tactics and won a victory for fair use and free speech.
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U.S. District Judge James Mahan in Las Vegas dismissed a Righthaven lawsuit against Garry Newman, who is a resident of Great Britain and is associated with facepunch.com.
See: Related VEGAS INC article

Newman though, is still not free of Righthaven. Upon Mahan's dismissal of his case -- due to Righthaven's failure to respond by the deadline to Newman’s dismissal motion -- Righthaven responded with an emergency motion for reconsideration. In a separate case involving the R-J Vdara hotel "death ray" story, Mahan refused for a second time to dismiss a lawsuit against Azkar Choudhry and Pak.org. It is anticipated that Mahan will eventually dismiss that case based on lack of standing.

1 comment:

  1. Today is the deadline for Righthaven to pay the Randazza Group their legal fees. Lets see if they pay up on time?


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