Alleged 'Copyright Troll' Attorney Facing Latest Sanctions

Law360 (February 22, 2021, 6:59 PM EST) -- An attorney dubbed a "copyright troll" is facing his latest round of judicial sanctions, this time from a Colorado federal judge who sharply criticized him for repeatedly filing cases in the wrong court.

In an order issued Friday, U.S. District Judge William J. Martinez said attorney Richard Liebowitz clearly should have filed a copyright case against broadcaster Bahakel Communications Ltd. in North Carolina — and that the mistake was not a one-off problem.

"Liebowitz's strategy of filing copyright actions in an inappropriate venue and without a basis for personal jurisdiction is not unique to this case," the judge wrote. "Liebowitz's pattern...

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