Yahoo Wins $610M In Trademark Suit Over Lottery Hoax

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 10:01 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday awarded Yahoo Inc. $610 million in damages in its trademark infringement suit against scammers who used Yahoo marks to perpetuate an email lottery hoax.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain entered judgment for Yahoo by default, after the defendants — a group of Thai and Nigerian individuals, a Taiwanese corporation and a Nigerian corporation — failed to respond to the allegations or appear in court.

The judge said Yahoo had provided enough facts to show that the defendants had...
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