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Righthaven says it might have to file for bankruptcy
vegas.inc ^ | Sept 9, 2011 | By Steven Green

Posted on 09/09/2011 11:01:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Despite its backing by the billionaire Warren Stephens family, Las Vegas copyright lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC warned today it may have to file for bankruptcy because of a series of setbacks in its litigation campaign.

The warning came in an emergency request by Righthaven to a federal judge in Las Vegas that he stay his order that Righthaven pay $34,045 in legal fees to attorneys who successfully defended Kentucky message board poster Wayne Hoehn against a Righthaven lawsuit.

Righthaven has already appealed U.S. District Judge Philip Pro’s fee award to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Righthaven is also appealing the underlying rulings by Pro finding Righthaven lacked standing to sue Hoehn and – even if it had standing – that Hoehn was protected by fair use in posting an entire Las Vegas Review-Journal column on a sports betting website message board.

Righthaven says its lawsuits are necessary to deter rampant online infringement of newspaper content, but attorneys for Hoehn and other defendants claim Righthaven's suits are frivolous and are based on sham copyright assignments and are merely part of a get-rich-quick scheme.

Righthaven’s bankruptcy warning came a day after MediaNews Group, the owner of the Denver Post and other newspapers, revealed it won’t renew its contract with Righthaven for copyright protection services in the form of its controversial no-warning lawsuits.

While the Righthaven bankruptcy warning may sound ominous, a bankruptcy filing wouldn’t prevent Righthaven creditors from asking the bankruptcy court for permission to seize Righthaven’s assets. Such a filing also would require Righthaven to reveal detailed financial information that so far has been secret as it's a private company.

And Righthaven copyright lawsuit defendants considering countersuing Righthaven over what they call sham copyright claims would likely target not just Righthaven, but its deep-pocketed newspaper partners...

(Excerpt) Read more at vegasinc.com ...


TOPICS: Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: copyright; copyrighttroll; dbm; extortion; fairuse; lawsuitabuse; rico; righthaven; warrenstephens
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1 posted on 09/09/2011 11:01:07 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, Darn.... /S


2 posted on 09/09/2011 11:02:39 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bankruptcy? Right on!


3 posted on 09/09/2011 11:02:53 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Poor babies; paybacks are hell.


4 posted on 09/09/2011 11:03:28 AM PDT by CedarDave (Hurricane Irene -- cleanup will give the economy the stimulus Obama wants (US taxpayers pay))
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To: Jim Robinson

Awww...ain’t that a shame. Hope they like unemployment, although it has been proposed to be extended. Again.


5 posted on 09/09/2011 11:03:33 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: Jim Robinson

Who is Righthaven and what do they do?


6 posted on 09/09/2011 11:04:00 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Jim Robinson

In this case, may the door hit them.


7 posted on 09/09/2011 11:04:10 AM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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8 posted on 09/09/2011 11:04:25 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, that ride is over.


9 posted on 09/09/2011 11:04:25 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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Click on the keyword "Righthaven" for yesterday's postings about recent Denver Post issues.
10 posted on 09/09/2011 11:05:28 AM PDT by CedarDave (Hurricane Irene -- cleanup will give the economy the stimulus Obama wants (US taxpayers pay))
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To: Jim Robinson

The sharks ate themselves.


11 posted on 09/09/2011 11:05:28 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Jim Robinson

Good. I hope one or more of those jerks is living in a refrigerator box before this is over.


12 posted on 09/09/2011 11:06:47 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Jim Robinson

Music to my ears!


13 posted on 09/09/2011 11:07:05 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Jim Robinson
sniff
OK, I'm over it.
14 posted on 09/09/2011 11:08:06 AM PDT by SmithL (Soon to be a former California resident)
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To: Jim Robinson
Outstanding! Thread of the day.

bankruptcy because of a series of setbacks in its litigation campaign scam.

Fixed it.

15 posted on 09/09/2011 11:08:43 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jim Robinson

Life’s rough all over.

Damn that internet and
Al Gore for inventing it. ;-)


16 posted on 09/09/2011 11:09:23 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Some one needs to post the Simpson’s “Ha Ha” kid.


17 posted on 09/09/2011 11:09:29 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Who is Righthaven and what do they do?

Sued FR and hundreds of others for so-called copyright infringement to get monetary settlements out of court. And they didn't even own the copyrights -- those remained with Stevens Media. It was nothing more than a scam, but those sued had to defend themselves and it cost a bunch of money plus just plain aggravation. Click on the keyword for details.

18 posted on 09/09/2011 11:10:17 AM PDT by CedarDave (Hurricane Irene -- cleanup will give the economy the stimulus Obama wants (US taxpayers pay))
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To: Jim Robinson

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people. LOL!!


19 posted on 09/09/2011 11:11:02 AM PDT by lonevoice (schizophrenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: Jim Robinson

Wait, I thought these shysters were grabbing many thousands of bucks right and left every month. This fine or legal fee judgment or whatever should be chicken feed out of that. Maybe they’re having other troubles too (good riddance for these chaos-mongering interlopers).


20 posted on 09/09/2011 11:11:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Jim Robinson

Awwwww.

I’m normally not one for dancing on graves, but for Righthaven I’ll make an exception.


21 posted on 09/09/2011 11:11:43 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Jim Robinson

Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of rotten money hungry scum.


22 posted on 09/09/2011 11:12:20 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I always said that the best way to describe what Righthaven does is raw sewage. Gives me some hope that some of our legal system at least recognizes what a sham they are.
23 posted on 09/09/2011 11:12:42 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Photobucket

24 posted on 09/09/2011 11:13:33 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Jim Robinson

Sweet!


25 posted on 09/09/2011 11:13:44 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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26 posted on 09/09/2011 11:13:52 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Jim Robinson

27 posted on 09/09/2011 11:13:52 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Jim Robinson
Now that there is funny.


28 posted on 09/09/2011 11:14:05 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Life’s a b!tch....and then you file for bankruptcy...........


29 posted on 09/09/2011 11:15:16 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Jim Robinson

30 posted on 09/09/2011 11:18:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: Jim Robinson
"For 'tis sport to have the engineer
Hoist with his own petar …" Hamlet
31 posted on 09/09/2011 11:19:00 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Jim Robinson

:)They gotta be hiding some money somewhere.


32 posted on 09/09/2011 11:19:00 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Jim Robinson
"I wonder why it is the man who pleads for mercy never gives it."
Louis L'Amour

33 posted on 09/09/2011 11:19:10 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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34 posted on 09/09/2011 11:19:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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35 posted on 09/09/2011 11:22:41 AM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: FourPeas
I’m normally not one for dancing on graves

Well ....

There's always dropping a "deuce" on them ...

36 posted on 09/09/2011 11:24:59 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Pity we’ve done away with public floggings.


37 posted on 09/09/2011 11:26:36 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jim Robinson

Great! How do I double my FR monthly contribution to celebrate this news? :-)


38 posted on 09/09/2011 11:28:58 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, have you considered filing a suit against Warren Stephens and Righthaven to get back the settlement FR paid to these crooks?


39 posted on 09/09/2011 11:34:47 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: AppyPappy
Well, that ride is over.

I haven't seen them crushed or driven before us yet, and I certainly haven't heard the lamentations of their women. I fear that this bunch will have more lives than SCO.

40 posted on 09/09/2011 11:38:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Due to the earthquake the president has officially implemented Rule 18-1.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Illegitimi non carborundum

A couple of points to discuss with your lawyer:

  1. If I recall correctly, sanctions for unjust, false, and/or malicious prosecution can be (and frequently are) levied directly against the offending attorney. If applicable in your circumstances, you might consider bypassing the bankrupt Righthaven altogether and go directly to the source of the problem.

  2. Again, if I recall correctly, corporations formed for unlawful purposes can be collapsed to the point where they lose their limited liability protection. If so, this might be another way to go directly to the source of your problem.

Either way, congratulations on today's announcement.

/Zak

41 posted on 09/09/2011 11:38:16 AM PDT by Zakeet (If it ain't broke, the Wee Wee will fix it until it is)
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To: Jim Robinson; JaguarXKE

42 posted on 09/09/2011 11:50:08 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

A triumphant Jim Robinson Ali gloats over his prostrate opponent, Sonny Righthaven Liston

43 posted on 09/09/2011 12:01:33 PM PDT by kidd (S&P gives Obama an 'AA+'...Obama's only published grade)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

they THINK they can continue without the liability.

If bad faith/fraud can be shown then not even bankruptcy will protect them.


44 posted on 09/09/2011 12:30:45 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Jim Robinson

Wonderful to hear!


45 posted on 09/09/2011 12:31:31 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Jim Robinson

Bob J is deeply saddened.


46 posted on 09/09/2011 12:36:21 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Albion Wilde

The guys that make up the sayings that go with the pictures are pure genius....


47 posted on 09/09/2011 2:18:22 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: EdReform; Jim Robinson
Jim, have you considered filing a suit against Warren Stephens and Righthaven to get back the settlement FR paid to these crooks?

Either that, or check with your attorneys about filing a claim in their bankruptcy for a refund?

48 posted on 09/09/2011 2:19:51 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Drive a stake through their hearts.


49 posted on 09/09/2011 4:20:38 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Jim Robinson
slap hands lol
50 posted on 09/09/2011 4:27:39 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama has made it official now..a white is only 3/5s a person in the US. Diversity wins.)
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