$33M Award For Verizon In Cybersquatting Suit Sticks

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to reconsider a default ruling awarding Verizon California Inc. more than $33 million in a suit alleging that Web domain registration company OnlineNIC Inc. willfully infringed the telecommunications company's Internet domain trademarks.

Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday denied OnlineNIC's request for a jury trial and upheld an earlier default ruling ordering OnlineNIC to pay $50,000 in statutory damages for each violation, resulting in total award of $33.15 million.

The ruling...
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