[SURBL-Discuss] FW: Semi-OT: Spammer sues spam-report

Chris Santerre csanterre at MerchantsOverseas.com
Tue Jan 18 18:07:17 CET 2005

I thought this was worth forwarding, as you never know when one of our
projects may fall under this kind of silly thing. Also want to keep a good
eye out on the Discovery aspect of it all. What spammers don't realize is
that with this suit, we can now find out more about them. 


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Matthew Cline [mailto:matt at nightrealms.com]
>Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 2:01 PM
>To: ML-spamassassin-talk
>Subject: Semi-OT: Spammer sues spam-report
>A spammer is suing someone who reported their spam for 
>"Tortuous Interference 
>with Contract" and "Defamation":
>> The defendant knew intentionally and improperly interfered with the
>> performance of the said contract by inducing Lightship Telecom and
>> Spectra Access, Inc., to terminate the contracts.
>> The defenandt induced the termination by intentionally making
>> misrepresentation about ATRIKS and Brian Haberstroh to the said
>> third parties.
>It would be funny if it weren't for Jay Stuler having to pay 
>legal fees for 
>all this; Jay can seriously use donations to help fight this.  
>I find it 
>interesting that they aren't suing Spamhaus.org or Spews.org, 
>which also have 
>"misrepresentations" about the spammers; looks rather like a 
>SLAPP lawsuit to 
>Jay posted the following to USENET:
>From: Jay Stuler <usenetjunk2004 at yahoo.com>
>Newsgroups: news.admin.net-abuse.email
>Subject: Atriks lawsuit update
>Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 22:22:03 -0500
>> Hello gentle NANAE readers...
>> I found out this week that they declined my motion to dismiss.  Yes
>> - even though I am not a citizen of New Hampshire, and I have never
>> been there, or done business there, they still decided I can be sued
>> there.  So the next stage of the suit begins - discovery.  Some
>> interesting things should come of this stage...
>> Unfortunately, this will cost quite a bit of money - which I still
>> don't have.  I need more donations to go further.  But if I am
>> financially able to go further, I am sure that many interesting
>> things about Haberstroh's operation will be unearthed, if you know
>> what I mean.
>> My lawyer made it quite clear to Haberstroh's lawyer that he will
>> never receive any money, even with a judgement.  Nevertheless,
>> Haberstroh wishes to continue with the suit, to make spammers seem
>> like the good guys.
>> I am still taking donations through PayPal.  Every little bit helps.
>> If there is any extra left over at the end of this (for some reason)
>> it will be proportionately returned to the donors.  The site with
>> information on the suit is still at:
>> http://spamlawsuit.spamshield.org I will update the site with more
>> information as it comes to me.
>> Also please pass this on to anyone who you may think be
>> interested...
>> Thanks
>Give a man a match, and he'll be warm for a minute, but set him on
>fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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