Process Server Sues Righthaven For Unpaid Bills… From 2010
from the righthaven-just-looks-worse-and-worse dept
Another day, another story of Righthaven incompetence. The latest is that a process server that the company used, most likely for some of its hundreds of lawsuits against websites for supposedly infringing on copyrights, is now suing Righthaven for failing to pay its bills. The lawsuit, embedded below, is pretty straightforward. Legal Wings Inc. was used between May and October of 2010, for which it billed Righthaven to the tune of $5,670 — not a particularly huge sum. According to Legal Wings, Righthaven simply never paid, despite multiple requests to be paid. What strikes me as interesting here is that I can almost understand Righthaven’s recent efforts not to pay up the legal fees it owes, if you believe that the company is effectively out of cash and/or saving up its cash to fight the appeals. Obviously, there are reasonable arguments to be made that even that’s bogus, but if we can grant that assumption, the recent refusals to pay make at least some sense.
But this involves a company that Righthaven used in 2010. That is, this all happened way, way, way before Righthaven’s legal campaign fell apart. It happened many months before judges ruled that Righthaven didn’t actually hold the copyrights over which it was suing. In other words, this was back in the time when companies were still paying Righthaven good money. The company was supposedly flush with money, from both an investment from Stephens Media as well as settlement cash from sites that just paid up rather than fought. And it still refused to pay a simple $5,670 bill. It really makes you question what the folks behind Righthaven were really up to all of this time…