Righthaven receiver moves to fire CEO Steven Gibson - VEGAS INC
"The receiver, Lake Tahoe-area attorney Lara Pearson, filed papers in federal court in Las Vegas saying Gibson has been taking actions to harm the company, that she is terminating him and that she plans to have Righthaven sue him for malpractice."
You may recall that Righthaven is or was a copyright troll outfit that was suing bloggers for posting articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Denver Post. This article says they filed 275 lawsuits based on assignment of the newspapers' rights. The whole shabby plan crashed and burned when federal courts ruled that Righthaven didn't have standing to sue, and/or that the defendants were protected by the "fair use" doctrine. The company ended up owing $318,000 in attorney fees to the defendants, didn't pay, and had its assets seized and turned over to a receiver. Now the receiver is fed up with Righthaven's post-judgment antics, including a possible appeal, and wants to get the creditors paid before all the assets are dissipated.