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This is a good historical record. I hope you will leave it up for a while yet.

Riddick/Imageline Letter Forum / Re: Is Riddick Dead?
« on: January 12, 2012, 07:35:56 AM »
It has now been over a year since Riddick sued anyone, that I can find. His usual holiday spree of suits don't seem to be there this time around. No news, good news? Maybe he's finally learned his lesson. That and this website is keeping people informed such that he's lost the element of surprise.

Here is some additional information on that house for sale. "Chris Riddick" would be his son, I believe.

TRUSTEE'S SALE OF 164 CARRIAGE POINT LANE, Glen Allen, VA 23059 In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $255,200.00, with an annual interest rate of 3.7500% from CHRISTOPHER RIDDICK dated September 23, 2005, recorded among the land records of the Circuit Court for the COUNTY OF HENRICO as Deed Book/Instrument # 3972 AT PAGE 2109, the undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the front of the Circuit Court building for the County of Henrico located at 4301 E. Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia on June 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM, the property with improvements to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 1, SECTION 1, CROSSPOINT CARRIAGE HOMES, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF SUBDIVISION ENTITLED "CROSS POINT CARRIAGE HOMES, SECTION 1", DATED MAY 27, 1998, RECORDED NOVEMBER 4, 1998, IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE, CIRCUIT COURT, HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA, IN PLAT BOOK 107, PAGES 133-135. AND further described in the above Deed of Trust. (Tax Map No. 790-764-8307) THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder's deposit of $15,000.00 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is lower, will be required in cash, certified or cashier's check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Trustees may forfeit deposit. Additional terms to be announced at sale. Loan type: Conventional. Trustee's File No. 11-215123V. PROFESSIONAL FORECLOSURE CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA, Substitute Trustees, C/O Shapiro & Burson, LLP, 236 Clearfield Avenue, Suite 215, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 687-8777

In a Final Default Judgement signed by the Federal Court Judge on June 28th, Riddick has lost the case. It is stated that he owes damages to Bernia (to be yet defined), must pay Bernia's costs and attorney fees, and most interestingly states "Imageline, Inc. does not have any protectable rights in any of the underlying images contained in the Copyright Registrations. Furthermore, the Copyright Registrations are invalid copyright registrations."  !!!

Sounds like Imageline and Riddick (defendants) and going to lose this case. This is the docket entry from yesterday:

This docket entry was made by the Clerk on Wednesday, May 25, 2011:
MINUTE entry before Honorable Milton I. Shadur:Status hearing held on
5/25/2011. Plaintiff's filings as to default are due on or before 6/6/11. Defendant Riddick's
response is due 6/20/11. Plaintiff is to submit a proposed order regarding default as to the
corporate defendant. Status hearing set for 6/28/2011 at 08:45 AM.Mailed notice(srn, )

This is the entry from today's status hearing: Status hearing held on 4/1/2011. Status hearing set for 5/25/2011 at 09:00 AM. It is ordered that Mr. Riddick appear personally or through counsel at the 5/25/11 status hearing

Looks like Riddick (defendant) didn't show up in court today...

"Honorable Milton I. Shadur: Status hearing held on 3/17/2011. Failure of defendant to appear either personally or through counsel at the next status hearing will result in the striking of the counterclaim and answer. Status hearing set for 4/1/2011 at 09:00 AM"

Looks like Riddick needs a new attorney once again. This was just posted on the court's website:

Motion to withdraw as attorney is granted. Motion hearing held on 3/9/2011. Attorney Mark R Bagley and Brett M.
Tolpin terminated. Status hearing set for 3/17/2011 at 09:15 AM

Riddick/Imageline Letter Forum / Re: Riddick Sues CafePress
« on: March 07, 2011, 11:44:19 AM »
Cafepress' attorney filed a motion to dismiss the case. They state that Riddick's complaint fails to demonstrate that his alleged works are subject to valid copyright registration, and that the complaint is otherwise vague.

Riddick's new attorneys filed a motion on Friday to be removed from the case. Their motion states, "Defendants have been unable to meet the conditions on which the movants’ representation of them was based. In light of this failure, movants are unable to continue to provide legal services to Defendants."

A hearing is set for Wednesday on this request to be removed. Thus, it would appear Riddick will be once again looking for a new attorney. Anyone left willing to take the case?

Riddick/Imageline Letter Forum / Re: Imageline sues H.P. Development
« on: January 20, 2011, 03:27:24 PM »
This is interesting. HP has a trademark and website known as Logoworks.

Looks like Riddick and Imageline may have infringed on that trademark a while back:

Here is the public whois detail for
 Administrative Contact:
      Paine, George  (Paine is Riddick's middle name)
      Islandview Technologies
      PO Box 6246
      Ashland, Virginia 23005
      United States
      (804) 640-5876  

Wonder if HP is aware of this?

Yesterday, Bernina's lawyers filed a response to counter-claims made by Imageline and Riddick (defendants) which was very well done. This paragraph from their response sums up the case well:

One or more of the Defendants has engaged, or is engaging in, misuse of copyright
with regard to its registrations by attempting to improperly leverage its limited monopoly over
compilations of clip art images in order to gain control of the unprotectable underlying images.
Specifically, one or more of the Defendants has engaged in a practice of identifying potential
users of unprotectable individual images, which may or may not even be included in the
registered compilations, and extorting and threatening them with legal action based on the
registrations if they do not make demanded payments and/or become a “strategic partner” with
Defendants. Essentially, Defendants are attempting to use compilation registrations to cover the
underlying unprotectable images and force companies like Bernina to either settle or incur
litigation expenses.

Riddick/Imageline Letter Forum / Imageline sues H.P. Development
« on: January 11, 2011, 12:35:29 PM »
In a case filed last week in Federal Court in California, Imageline is now suing Hewlett Packard Development Company for allegedly infringing on 10 clip art images.

Riddick's alleged 1996 images of common-place objects and those allegedly used by H.P. are similar but not the same - nothing new for those who follow Imageline and Riddick as they try to make a buck in America's courts.

Looks like Riddick has (for now?) found a new attorney:

In a (perhaps not so) surprising turn of events, Riddick's attorney, William Stevens of Holland & Knight, yesterday filed a motion with the court...  to withdraw as the attorney in this case. The motion states that the defendants (Riddick's companies) did not meet the conditions on which his engagement was based.

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