Dozier Internet Law: The Internet’s loose legal cannon

They’re back:

A Virginia lawyer used intimidation and bullying tactics, including spurious trademark infringement and defamation claims, to shut down a Web site that criticized him, Public Citizen argues in lawsuit filed against the lawyer and his firm.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, seeks an order that would prevent John Dozier of Dozier Internet Law from pursuing defamation and trademark claims against Ronald Riley, who runs the Web site The suit also asks for attorneys’ fees, court costs and $1,000 in punitive damages.

Yeah.  That Dozier.  The SuperLawyer.  Here’s more about the lawsuit against this loosest of cybercannons.  Meanwhile wisit that wacky website and wead Wonald’s words while you will!

UPDATE:  Depth from Ryan Gile.


Author:Ron Coleman

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