---- Verizon Wins $33.2 Million In Largest Cybersquatting Award
ispy - 7:52 pm on Dec 27, 2008 (gmt 0)
I'm not clear on why $50,000 per instance. Wouldn't Verizon have needed to prove that they were damaged sufficiently to warrant such compensation?
Unless is was punitive damages. The registrar earning off further search links on the landing page in bad faith or even links to the correct Verizon site.
The tossers should have at least shown up to defend themselves though!
It's possible the judge may have taken them into custody or otherwise secured some sort of payment arrangement, they do have a lot of leeway once you are in the courtroom. Showing up would have been a foolish decision without a defense.