Saturday, April 11, 2009


American Scofflaw

A major Wall Street investment bank has apparently retained a well-known New York City-based law firm in an effort to curtail a blogger's critical posts.

But blogger Mike Morgan says he isn't intimidated by the cease-and-desist letter he recently received from Chadbourne & Parke concerning his blog, Facts about Goldman Sachs, reports the Telegraph. (The full text of Chadbourne's April 8 letter is posted on Morgan's blog.)

A similar battle a few years ago with a United States homebuilder over another critical blog, he says, left him well-equipped to handle the intellectual property issues asserted by Chadbourne:

"Since I went through this with Lennar, I've had advice from some of the best intellectual property lawyers, and I know exactly what I can and can't do. We're not going to back down from this," Morgan told the United Kingdom newspaper.

The ABA Journal's requests for comment from the Chadbourne partner whose name was on the posted letter to Morgan did not immediately receive a response.

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