NY Atty Dubbed Copyright 'Troll' Hit With $10K Sanction

By Kat Greene (March 2, 2018, 10:48 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge laid into an attorney labeled a copyright "troll" with $10,000 in sanctions for failing to give a defendant notice of an initial hearing, saying the lawyer had caused undue stress to a small business owner and should have known better.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote noted early in her Feb. 28 order that attorney Richard Liebowitz has filed more than 500 cases in the Southern District of New York in the past two years, 16 of which were before Judge Cote herself, and has been labeled a copyright "troll." She also said a November ruling in...

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