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Author Topic: EFF Slams Righthaven CEO For Pretending He Can Ignore Court Orders  (Read 2755 times)

Robert Krausankas (BuddhaPi)

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We recently wrote about Righthaven CEO Steve Gibson's bizarre claim that a court order directed at him is inapplicable because he's just the CEO, and the company's own lawyers (who he blames everything on) won't return his calls. Now the EFF (who is representing Thomas DiBiase in the case) has filed a response (pdf) in which they highlight how positively insane it is for Gibson to pretend that, as a CEO, he can avoid responding to court orders directed as a company. The whole thing is worth reading -- these are just a few good snippets (it was tough to narrow it down to figure out which ones to quote):
Mr. Gibson’s claim that he has “not heard from Righthaven’s legal counsel [Mr. Mangano] since February, 2012,” and that Mr. Mangano has simply disappeared is similar to Mr. DiBiase’s experience.2 Resp. at 3. However, it is quite perplexing in light of Righthaven’s consent to the withdrawal of attorney Dale Cendali just last week in Righthaven v. Democratic Underground, Case No. 10-cv-01356-RLH-GWF (Dkt. 186) (March 21, 2012), knowingly leaving that case solely in the hands of Mr. Mangano. Presumably Mr. Gibson, as a responsible CEO, would not give that consent knowing it left Righthaven without representation.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120330/03575018300/eff-slams-righthaven-ceo-pretending-he-can-ignore-court-orders.shtml
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Re: EFF Slams Righthaven CEO For Pretending He Can Ignore Court Orders
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 11:37:44 AM »
The whole Righthaven fiasco was a scam from day one.

They never thought that people would fight back the way that they did, and it killed Righthaven off.
I feel sorry for anyone who paid them; they'll never get their money back.

I doubt that any criminal investigation will ever be made, but Gibson et al are fraudsters.

This is why people who receive demand letters from anyone should do their homework.
Righthaven was never entitled to any settlements.

S.G.


 

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