2nd Circ. OKs $100K Sanction Against 'Copyright Troll'

By Bill Donahue (July 23, 2021, 6:35 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday upheld more than $100,000 in sanctions against a New York attorney labeled a "copyright troll," citing the lawyer's "ignominious record" of disciplinary problems.

Following a similar ruling last month that affirmed other portions of the penalty against copyright attorney Richard Liebowitz, the appeals court ruled that the entirety of the harsh punishment was warranted.

"Given Liebowitz's serious and repeated misconduct, the Appellants here merited sanctions reserved for attorneys and litigants who demonstrate via their actions that unusual measures are required to deter future misbehavior, protect other litigants, and maintain the integrity of the judicial system," U.S....

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