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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-12 11:02 AM
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Righthaven's lawyers now targets of State Bar investigation
Source: ars technica

as Vegas-based copyright enforcer Righthaven has been losing in court for months, even as opposing lawyers go after its bank accounts, computers, and office chairs. Righthaven lost its own domain name, which was auctioned off last week for $3,300 in order to pay the court judgment against the company. Righthaven even had to submit to a debtor's exam on Monday in which opposition lawyers got to go through the company's books and grill company leaders over where all the cash went. Surely, the indignities can't get much worse. Or can they?

Steve Green, a Las Vegas reporter who has covered the entire Righthaven saga in excruciating detail, now notes that three of the company's lawyers, including CEO Steve Gibson, are the subject of a Nevada State Bar investigation. Details of the inquiry aren't public, but judges have been blasting Righthaven's legal team so strongly in court that the move is hardly a surprise.

(One federal judge ruled that "there is a significant amount of evidence that Righthaven made intentional misrepresentations to the Court" and that "this conduct demonstrated Righthaven's bad faith," for instance.)

How far we've come since Righthaven launched with the backing of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, whose publisher warned in print, "I'm asking you nicely once againdon't steal our content. Or, I promise you, you will meet my little friend called Righthaven." One of his columnists frothed that even those targeted by Righthaven were getting off easy, saying, "I hate with a passion. Lawsuits? They should have their godd**ned hands cut off and nailed to the wall of City Hall."



Read more: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/rightha...



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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-12 11:08 AM
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1. Har de har har!
I can't think of anyone who deserves it more. Well, Orly is right up there.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-12 12:02 PM
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2. Good!
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-12 12:15 PM
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3. Piling on! No, no, wait: it's a clean hit!
There is no foul on that play -- we're picking the flag up. ;-)

Couldn't happen to a more-deserving bunch.

The court should also make them change their name to Wronghaven.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-12 01:35 PM
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4. Just Desserts
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-12 11:50 PM
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5. K&R!!!
:applause: :woohoo: :toast:
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-12 12:03 PM
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6. It's something new everyday. Wonderful! !
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