Righthaven Tries New Strategy: Maybe If It Just Ignores Marc Randazza, He'll Go Away
from the good-luck-with-that dept
It appears that Righthaven’s new legal strategy, after getting beaten down left and right by Marc Randazza, is to just stop responding to him or the court. Think of it as the “play dead” strategy. You may recall that last week, in the Hoehn case, Righthaven was ordered to turn over its own intellectual property to a receivership to settle the attorneys’ fees owed to Randazza. While waiting for that to happen, there was a hearing (on Friday) in another case involving Righthaven and Randazza… and Righthaven’s lawyer, Shawn Mangano, simply did not appear. On top of that, he has refused to respond to any contact from Randazza and the other lawyers in his firm:
Attorney Mangano has not replied to any of my faxed correspondence — a manner of communication he had previously requested I use in lieu of e-mail and telephone communication — since this Court’s December 12 Order granting the receivership order.
Basically, it looks like Righthaven is trying out a different sort of response to the various cases involving Randazza: it’s just ignoring them entirely. I can’t see how that ends well.
In response, Randazza is now looking to go after Righthaven CEO Steve Gibson and his wife Raisha Y. Gibson, a/k/a “Drizzle.” At this point, you have to get the feeling that the Righthaven crew has simply been so pummeled by Randazza that it’s in a bit of shock. I wonder if Steve Gibson is still claiming that the courts know that Righthaven is “genuine” and is merely providing “guidance” to Righthaven competitors…