Broadcaster Sues Over 'Voice Of America' Domain Name

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 5:40 PM EST) -- A radio talk show host launched a suit in Louisiana federal court Wednesday against the Broadcasting Board of Governors, challenging an arbitration ruling that stripped his right to use “Voice of America” as a domain name.

Robert Namer, known as the “Voice of America,” filed a declaratory suit asking the court to overturn a contested arbitration decision awarding the BBG the right to use thevoiceofamerica.com.

“Namer has paid for and maintained a domain name and website with total expectation that the domain name was perpetually his...
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Case Title

Namer v. Broadcasting Board of Governors


Case Number

2:12-cv-00014

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Ivan L.R. Lemelle

Date Filed

January 3, 2012

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