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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Monday, September 12, 2011

Legal Fees Pay Date Looms for Righthaven; 'Nobody is Playing a Violin' for Them Either

The date for Righthaven to pay $34,000 dollars in legal fees to defendant Wayne Hoehn is Wednesday, September 14. Thus the emergency motion by Righthaven last Friday to stay U.S. District Judge Philip Pro’s order to pay the fees. In an article published by Wired today, Hoehn's attorney Marc Randazza of Randazza Legal Group said that Righthaven should hand over the fees. "Remember, it’s not like we sued them," Randazza said. He added, "Nobody is playing a violin for these guys."

It's unknown how Rigthaven can pursue multiple appeals and pay attorney Dale Cendali, a partner at Kirkland and Ellis. According to PaidContent.org, Kirkland was one of the first firms where some New York partners "broke the $1,000-per-hour billing ceiling a few years back." Righthaven is in a needy position to be sure. Yet it is of their own making, which has cost the financial and emotional suffering of at least 500 victims if one includes codefendants in Righthaven's 276 "no warning" lawsuits.

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