Analysis

As 'Copyright Troll' Turns National, Will Blowback Follow?

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 6:57 PM EDT) -- Richard Liebowitz, an attorney who has filed more than 1,600 copyright lawsuits over the past four years, is quietly spreading his mass litigation operation from New York to the rest of the country — and judges in those other courts are starting to notice.

While he once sued almost exclusively in New York federal court, more than a third of the whopping 668 copyright lawsuits Liebowitz has filed so far this year were in other federal district courts, according to data compiled by Lex Machina.

As the litigation has spread, the judicial blowback Liebowitz has faced in New York — where...

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