Continuing Saga Of Sucks Sites
from the sucks-to-be-a-sucks-site dept
We’ve talked before about lawsuits and legal issues involving various “sucks sites” (websites using the domain suchandsuchcompanysucks.com or soandsosucks.com to point out why they dislike said company). Here’s yet another story of a guy who has now been allowed to keep his sucks site online while his case is being appealed. The interesting thing is that his case started when he put up a fan site of a shopping center. The owners of the shopping center (The Taubman Co.) sued him (for the fan site!). He was forced to take down the site and then set up a site called taubmansucks.com. They sued again, and the local court ordered the site to be taken down. The federal appeals court has said that the site can remain up during the appeal. Also amusing is the fact that guy has set up GiffordKrassGrohSprinkleSucks.com to explain the story. Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski is the law firm defending The Taubman Co. In the article a lawyer is quoted as saying that he believes Taubman should lose the case since “sucks” sites have been found to be protected. While this is true in some cases, there have been a few ridiculous cases where that was not found to be true.