Litigious Atty Can't Shake Judge's 'Copyright Troll' Label

Law360 (October 29, 2018, 1:12 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge on Friday refused to alter a ruling that labeled New York attorney Richard Liebowitz as a "known copyright troll," saying it was "undisputable" that the term was accurate for an attorney who has filed and quickly settled hundreds of infringement lawsuits in recent years.

Liebowitz, a Long Island attorney who mostly sues websites for using unauthorized images, had asked U.S. District Judge Denise Cote to redact the term from an order she issued on one of his cases in February, saying it only applies to pornography studios that sue unnamed downloaders.

In a Friday order that pointed to the...

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