Righthaven Screws Up (Again); Appeal Dismissed
from the do-they-do-anything-right? dept
Righthaven has a pretty long history of totally screwing up. And in the last month or so, it’s simply been not showing up at all. It seems both trends have continued. Righthaven had indicated that it was focusing much of its efforts on its appeals in the 9th Circuit appeals court, where it hoped to reverse its rather stunning string of losses. But, instead, it appears that it just didn’t show up. In a short and sweet order today from the appeals court, its appeal in the case against Garry Newman was dismissed, because Righthaven “failed to comply” with an earlier court order:
Appellant has failed to comply with the court?s order filed December 14, 2011. Accordingly, this appeal is dismissed. Ninth Cir. Rule 42-1. The parties shall bear their own costs on appeal.
This order served on the district court shall act as and for the mandate of this court.
Amazingly, a big part of the reason Righthaven is even in this situation, appealing the Newman case concerning his website FacePunch.com, is that Righthaven missed earlier deadlines on the case as well. So it appealed… and now it’s totally failed to comply with the earlier court order here too.
Righthaven seems to invent new and interesting ways to display incompetence almost every day.
Filed Under: appeals, facepunch, garry newman, incompetence
Comments on “Righthaven Screws Up (Again); Appeal Dismissed”
At this point all those involved in that enterprise may be trying desperately to distance themselves from it, anybody who shows up may end up holding that hot potato at the end.
I just hope the people behind it don’t manage to escape while everybody is busy seizing Righthaven’s financial assets.
Trying to escape, like lice in a burning wig
Righthaven has contended all along that the appeals court would undo all the rulings against it by the lower courts but now they are not even bothering to show up to them.
Righthaven CEO Steve Gibson has a court date on January 5th in a Federal Court in Las Vegas. If he fails to show up for this one he will be considered a fugitive from justice.
These antics are rather typical of a person who has a serious addiction to something — the pressure to act builds to the point that they need relief from the stress and the overdone “relief” renders them inoperative.
You’d think a total wanker like him would have an effective stress relief method close at hand.
my question is when will someone try to take the company behind righthaven to court. with the Revelation that the transfer of copyright was improper I’m betting a judge says they have no protections from anyone and everyone who wants money from righthaven.
The Case Style = Awesome
Sorta funny that this happened in Righthaven v. FACEPUNCH.
Is this the case that the RIAA filed a brief for?