To avoid paying the opposing lawyers, Righthaven recently argued that fees could not be awarded; since Righthaven had no standing to sue in the first place, it argued, the court had no jurisdiction over the case at all,not even to assign legal fees.Amazing, isn't it? Claiming that because they had no right to sue, they could not be held liable for the costs that their baseless lawsuit imposed on someone else. Wow.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Ars Technica reports on the latest signs of Righthaven's arrogance. They sued someone for copyright infringement. The federal judge hearing the case ruled that Righthaven lacked the right to sue, because they were not the copyright owner--and awarded more than $34,000 in damages to the defendant for his legal fees. Righthaven's response to this was: