Re: [UniQuaria] list guidelines
- <<I thought it may be appropriate to mention that the action by
petswarehouse against a planted aquarium list challenges your disclaimer.
I'm sure your idea of the law agrees with 99.999% of the people, and is
supported by case law. However, if someone like the plaintiff chooses to sue
they sue. As crazy as it sounds, it's happening.
Please do not believe everything you read. This case is far more complicated
than you would believe.
Frank M. Greco (phrankg@...)
- <<Hasn't much of the Petswarehouse suit been dismissed (or dropped) and the
remaining action is just against a few individuals?>>
Correct. Some of the individuals named in the suit have settled, others have
<http://petsforum.com/psw/Default.html> It wasn't dropped. Some people had to
give up defending because it costs a fortune. You should read the whole case,
it's hard to believe. The case was refiled last week by petswarehouse, adding
more people. It is starting all over again. That's why I mentioned your
clause is up in the air.
- --- In UniQuaria@y..., "Tom Bates" <fish2r@p...> wrote:
> Hasn't much of the Petswarehouse suit been dismissed (or dropped)and the
> remaining action is just against a few individuals? I'm notcondoning PW's
> actions or admonishing the remaining individuals here. I would notbe
> surprised to hear the remaining action be summarily dismissed aswell.
No, far from it. Novak settled with a few of the defendants, and
recently filed a second amendamant to the complaint naming new
defendants. He also served a cease and desist letter to most every
WEB site that carried a banner ad linking to the defense fund WEB
site. Two WEB sites refused to take down the link to the defense
fund, myfishbox.com and thekrib.com They could possibly be added to
In the new amendmant, Bob Novak appears to say anyone with a
hyperlink to the defense fund WEB site, or presumably
www.thedefensefund.com is liable for the act of lible... roughly my
translation of Novaks hard to understand writing. This could set very
wide legal prescedents for all of the internet and could have a
drastic effect on the internet as a whole.
Novak has also said he will sue Compuserve and the better business
bureau of New York, (claiming the over 20 registered complaints
against Pets Warehouse are unjust) but has yet to name these parties.
But the short answer to your question is there is still a very long
and hard battle ahead.
an unwilling defendant