2nd Circ. Upholds Harsh Sanctions Against 'Copyright Troll'

By Bill Donahue (June 25, 2021, 12:59 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday upheld part of a harsh sanctions order against a New York attorney labeled a "copyright troll," citing repeated lies to a federal judge and a "pattern of misconduct."

The Second Circuit on Friday upheld part of a harsh sanctions order against New York attorney Richard Liebowitz on Friday, saying his misconduct justifies the scope of the court's sanctions. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Richard Liebowitz had argued that the terms of the punishment order — it required him to file the scathing opinion in courthouses around the country — were unfairly onerous, but the appeals court said it...

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