Malpractice insurer alleges that Lipscomb lied on the application, sues to rescind the coverage | Fight © Trolls

Keith Lipscomb/Malibu Media breakup brings more and more interesting tidbits. Yesterday it came to my attention that Markel Insurance Company (MIC), a malpractice insurer for Lipscomb, Eisenberg an…

Source: Malpractice insurer alleges that Lipscomb lied on the application, sues to rescind the coverage | Fight © Trolls

Judge thwarts copyright troll’s sneaky practice of securing safe retreat from potentially meritless lawsuits | Fight © Trolls

US Federal Judge William H. Alsup Monday was a busy day for Judge William Haskell Alsup. I already reported that on that day the judge stayed plaintiff’s subpoena pending a clarification of geoloca…

Source: Judge thwarts copyright troll’s sneaky practice of securing safe retreat from potentially meritless lawsuits | Fight © Trolls

Malibu Media sues its former counsel Keith Lipscomb and his firm for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty | Fight © Trolls


M. Keith Lipscomb Today Malibu Media (a litigation shell of a hardcore “barely legal” pornography producer X-Art), represented by its new counsel, Pillar Law Group, filed a lawsuit in C…

Source: Malibu Media sues its former counsel Keith Lipscomb and his firm for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty | Fight © Trolls

Malibu Media trolling put on life support while X-Art owners are selling their house


Marisol Malibu: an illegal porn production capital of Ventura County 11802 Ellice Street, Malibu, CA 90265. The showcase property of the posh Marisol Malibu community, located in unincorporated Ven…

Source: Malibu Media trolling put on life support while X-Art owners are selling their house

Feds accuse X-Art/Malibu Media’s attorney Jason Aaron Kotzker of a $7,000,000 payday loan fraud | Fight Copyright Trolls

From at least 2011 to at least 2013, Defendants operated as data brokers, collecting and selling sensitive consumer information from consumer payday loan applications to non-lenders.

In particular, Defendants sold this information to at least one non-lender, Ideal Financial Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Ideal Financial”), knowing or having reason to know that Ideal Financial used the information to make unauthorized debits from the consumers’ bank accounts.

Source: Feds accuse X-Art/Malibu Media’s attorney Jason Aaron Kotzker of a $7,000,000 payday loan fraud | Fight Copyright Trolls

ARDC suddenly remembers that there is “D” in its acronym, starts disciplinary proceeds against John Steele | Fight Copyright Trolls

Today Jerome Larkin, Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, via Counsel Wendy J. Muchman and Marita C. Sullivan, filed a seven-count, 14,000-word complaint against Prenda’s John Steele alleging massive professional misconduct and fraud on the Court (the word “fraud” is used 17 times throughout the document).

Source: ARDC suddenly remembers that there is “D” in its acronym, starts disciplinary proceeds against John Steele | Fight Copyright Trolls

Adult Movie Outfit is Most Litigious Copyright Plaintiff in U.S. – TorrentFreak

A report crunching more than six years of copyright lawsuits filed in the U.S. has revealed that porn troll Malibu Media is the country’s most litigious plaintiff. The company, which demands thousands of dollars from individual file-sharers, filed 4,332 lawsuits since January 2009, fifteen times more than its nearest rival. Overall, it’s estimated that 90% of file-sharing cases are settled out of court.

Source: Adult Movie Outfit is Most Litigious Copyright Plaintiff in U.S. – TorrentFreak

Court scolds copyright troll Malibu Media for improper litigation tactics

An Ohio Judge Timothy Black clearly understands the shakedown nature of the Malibu Media/XArt pornotrolling cases, and he is irritated. Judge Black admonished the troll on more than one occasionin the past, and I find it astonishing that Malibu’s local, telephonophob Yousef Faroniya, and hispuppeteers in Miami continue playing games with this judge.

Today Judge Black issued orders to show cause in two Malibu Media v. Doe cases assigned to him (OHSD 14-cv-00707 and 14-cv-00718). This is the third OSC in each case. The first one was about Malibu not serving the defendants timely. The second OSC dealt with Malibu’s delay to apply for entry of default. And the third one was issued today — to show cause why these two cases shouldn’t be dismissed for failure to timely move for default judgement — despite explicit orders to file such motions within 21 days.

Judge’s patience is surprising, borderline frustrating, but as we read past the first three pages, it becomes clear that his patience is so thin that the next violation, no matter how small, will be disastrous for Faroniya and Lipscomb. What started as a narrow, case-related stuff, developed into a holistic, damning description of the troll’s modus operandi:

The Court does not view Malibu Media’s conduct in this action in isolation. Rather, the Court views it as part of an unmistakable pattern that has emerged in other actions before this Court and in context of observations made by multiple other federal judges in cases involving Malibu Media.

This Court has observed the conduct of Malibu Media and its counsel of record in over 60 cases filed in this District in the past twelve months. This is not the first case in which Malibu Media has filed a summons return well after the date of service. Counsel appears to have made a misrepresentation in seeking an extension of time to complete service in two cases. The Court also issued an order to show cause after counsel publicly filed a defendant’s name in direct violation of two orders unambiguously ordering counsel to file that information under seal.

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