vendredi 8 janvier 2016

Mississippi blogger's lawsuit dismissed by federal court; judge determines Douglas Handshoe admitted making false representations to the court

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi has just dismissed all claims homophobic Mississippi blogger Douglas Handshoe made against his numerous legal oponents in a
case involing Handshoe's allegations involving a "line of gay robots"and a minor child's drawing. The court has also struck recent amendments made by Handshoe to add new defendants, including the owners of a remote Nova Scotia wilderness lodge.

In his Memorandum Opinion & Order, Judge Keith Starrett found blogger and CPA Handshoe "exceeded" an order of the court, in that "amendments to his complaint exceed the allowance made by the Court."

Much more notably, the Mississippi federal court found "Plaintiff’s argument now amounts to an admission that he previously made false representations concerning his damages to the Court . . ."
Part of the federal court's decision
This case has attracted the attention of copyright lawyers from around the United States, as Handshoe was using an aspect of Internet copyright law to pursue, through the courts, a grand conspiracy theory. Handshoe recently sued the National Geographic Society, among others, for conspiracy in an ongoing case in the same federal court.

The U.S. District Court also roundly rejected Handshoe's allegation of "mispresentation" under the Digitial Millenium Copyright Act, and dismissed the claim with prejudice.

More to come . . .

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