Skip to comments.Marshals ordered to seize Righthaven assets
Posted on 11/02/2011 12:21:16 AM PDT by Cardhu
Las Vegas copyright infringement lawsuit filer Righthaven LLCs financial problems grew Tuesday when the federal court in Las Vegas commanded the U.S. Marshals Service to seize more than $63,000 in Righthaven assets to satisfy a creditors judgment and costs.
Lance Wilson, clerk of the court, signed a writ of execution requested by attorneys for Wayne Hoehn, who was sued for copyright infringement by Righthaven but then defeated Righthaven in court when his case was dismissed this summer.
Righthaven since March 2010 has filed 275 lawsuits against websites, bloggers and message board posters claiming they infringed on material from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post by posting their content online without authorization.
The companys litigation campaign stalled this summer after three suits were thrown out on fair use grounds and five judges in Nevada and Colorado ruled Righthaven lacked standing to sue because it didnt control the newspaper copyrights it claimed to own.
Hoehn, a Kentucky message board poster, had posted a Review-Journal column on a sports betting website.
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End of the line for some evil lawyers.
THAT...is social justice that I can get behind!
I doubt they will find 63,000 worth of assets to seize. Crooks like the Righthaven sleazebags know when the gig is up. Any funds or expensive property has already been looted.
They’ll sneak away fast.
I like this comment by Ken Bingham:
The Randazza Group will seize the very copyrights Righthaven claims to own. Stephens Media may lose the copyrights to the works they sought to protect by coming up with this scheme with Righthaven.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if Randazza sues Stephens Media for copyright infringement over the works?
It’s almost unreal that justice was well served for once. These guys were pure sleaze.
Savor the moment!
“End of the line for some evil lawyers.”
Too bad that the evil lawyers personal assets won’t be siezed. They’ll just set up shop again.
“...when the federal court in Las Vegas commanded the U.S. Marshals Service to seize more than $63,000 in Righthaven assets to satisfy a creditors judgment and costs.”
Buh bye ..
Thanks for the ping, Starwise.
Here’s another take on this...
My thoughts: Ha Ha.
Ah, I have it. It's schadenfreude.
Cry me a river.
It’s refreshing...isn’t it?
Hopefully, we will see more of it.
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