Judge Fines Righthaven $5,000

By: Steve Green | VegasInc.com

A judge today fined newspaper copyright lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC of Las Vegas $5,000 for misleading a federal court about its lawsuits.

A Righthaven attorney, Shawn Mangano, said after a hearing before U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt that the firm may appeal the sanction and that its lawsuits will continue.

Hunt said Righthaven deliberately failed to disclose the owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal shares in Righthaven’s lawsuit revenue. But, without explanation, Hunt didn’t sanction any of the Righthaven attorneys that may have been responsible for the misrepresentation.

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