Category Archive: Litigation

In this section of my blog, I will run an update on my court appearances and daily litigation cases. This is as much for me to see what I do on a daily basis as well as to give the lay public an idea of the activity of a NY litigator.

Dec 13 2016

Troll Lawyer Denied Attorney’s Fees in Copyright Lawsuit

In an important decision from the Federal Court for the District of Oregon, a court has denied attorney’s fees to a successful copyright litigant because the court ruled that in this instance the award did not further the purposes of the Copyright Act. The lawsuit involves the pervasive litigation filed by porn companies against folks …

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Nov 30 2016

Colorado Theater Shooting Victims Stuck with $700,000 in Defendants’ Legal Fees

In 2012, James Holmes killed twelve people and injured seventy others in a ten-minute rampage at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Forty-one victims filed lawsuits some in Federal court and others in State court. According to the state lawsuit, the theater companies failed to hire sufficient security personnel in light of a previous …

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Nov 18 2016

President-Elect Settles Trump U Fraud Lawsuits for $25 Million

The man who said settling is for losers just settled – big league, settled. Faced with the prospect that the Mexican-American Judge Gonzalo Curiel he labeled as biased would not postpone discovery in the case, leading to the embarrassing position of having to testify about pervasive fraud while running the country, Trump agreed to pay …

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Oct 24 2016

In Fear of Trump Libel Suit, ABA Stops Article Labeling Him “Libel Bully”

The Media Law Committee of the American Bar Association commissioned a study to analyze GOP Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump’s history of using lawsuits to stifle criticism. The study was commissioned after Trump issued a series of declarations that he was going to sue several news outlets critical of him. The study was done by …

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