'Copyright Troll' Atty Ordered To Take Ethics Class

Law360 (March 15, 2018, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge decided Wednesday to reduce a $10,000 sanction against a "copyright troll" attorney to $2,000, but only after ordering him to complete training in "ethics and professionalism."

Though U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said Richard Liebowitz had not expressed "any regret" for the misconduct that led to the sanctions, she said the educational requirement would more "directly address the deficiencies in performance" and better "deter their repetition."

"Mr. Liebowitz will be required to complete by July 31, 2018 continuing legal education coursework giving him 4 additional CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism beyond those required by the...

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