Utahn'ss haven't figured out how legal things really work outside of
the Utah bubble. Utah justice, dominated by BYU grads, is fine for Utah.
However, when companies that get favorable rulings by Utah courts, like Clear
Play, Vid Angel and now FanX, have to play by the same rules as the other 49
States, they lose in court. Doesn't matter if it's CA, CO, NV or TX.
They always lose. That's why it's so frustrating, and expensive, to
watch our Legislature continue to pass unconstitutional laws that always get
overturned in higher courts.
@clos75 - here is what the SLC Comic Con owner had to say about the car."In hindsight, we would not have taken the car down to San Diego.
For that we apologize to San Diego Comic Con. They are a great event with great
people."In the real world that would have been sufficient for
all parties. In the lawyers world that needs a 4 million dollar band-aid. I
know which world I would rather live in and it's not the one that the SDCC
owners chose to live in. They have the biggest comic con event in the country,
they are making millions yet they feel the need to sue over the phrase
Comic-Con. 140 other comic-cons have used the phrase for years. Well, SDCC took the chance and sued - and they lost on every single count they
were suing over except infringement, which carried a $20k fine. SDCC wanted a
12 million dollar American dream settlement, and now they want someone else to
pay for the bad decision they made to sue. Pathetic. I doubt SaDCC
will ultimately prevail since a San Diego jury barely found that infringement
was happening and tossed out all other counts. It will just take the other
conventions banding together against the scum and villainy that run SDCC.
---"Accept the court's decision. After all, doesn't the Church
teach you to obey the laws of the land?"Not only is this comment
wrong but it's intentionally offensive, just like the fake missionaries as
SDSU basketball games. It's a very bigoted thing to say. The only reason to
say it is to insult someone. Judges rulings are not "the law of
the land", they are opinions based on the judges interpretation of the law -
this one especially is based on opinion. The ruling based on law had already
been determined. There was no law used by this leftist judge to determine that
he didn't like the SLC Comic Con lawyers - just his opinion. He decided
that his opinion of the SLC Comic Con lawyers was worth 4 million dollars. The
law suit never had to happen at all. SD Comic Con was the litigating party and
they won their case in a jury trial. The jury found minimal evidence of
malfeasance by SLC Comic Con. This judges opinion (not law) was apparently
different and he decided to abuse his authority. The Church says
follow the law. They don't say pretend the legal system doesn't exist.
The appeals process is part of the legal system. But you knew that already.
Certainly the judge isn't ever going to mandate legal fees be reduced.
Attorney's just drain society of resources and reduce people to poverty.
I'm amazed at what they charge for even basic things, like helping file
necessary papers in an uncontested estate settlement. The Book of Mormon is
spot on when it comes to describing lawyers and corrupt judges.
Still trying to figure out why they allowed a jury trial in San Diego. If the
trial had been held in Utah, I am pretty sure the verdict would have been
different. The trial should had been held in a neutral city, Would we hold a
trial in Vail Colorado about who has the greatest snow on earth? Or in Hawaii
about who has the best beaches?
Don't blame California for the decision. It was FANX who chose to taunt
SDCC by showing up there and driving around SD with that car. No other
convention has done that.Accept the court's decision. After
all, doesn't the Church teach you to obey the laws of the land?
The crazy thing is they allowed other comic conventions to use comic con in
their name for decades but decided to single out Salt Lake because our
convention got so big so fast it started to rival San Diego as one of the
biggest in the nation and they just couldn't have that! Seems like they
set a legal presidence of allowing it elsewhere for an extended period and
should not have won anything, especially since the name is descriptive of what
the event offers and is not easily confused between the two separate events.
For the record, Judge Anthony Battaglia was born and raised in San Diego and is
an Obama appointee . Who else but a liberal activist judge would multiply a jury
ruling by 189 times after settlement and think it's reasonable. Being from
San Diego is a minor reason he should recuse himself, but given the nature of
his ludicrous judgement I would bet there is more here than meets the eye. None of these issues seemed to be concerning at the first trial or they
would have been noted. Have any of the lawyers here ever heard of a judge
basically overturning the prior settlement because he didn't like the
defense lawyers strategy? Is being a bad lawyer a multi million dollar fine
now? I don't think the plaintiff usually gets legal fees unless the case is
egregious or the defendant fails to perform. Neither were true in this case."Something"-con is ubiquitous in our world, and common words or
phrases can't be trademarked. The only thing that should be trademark-able
is "San Diego Comic-Con International" in it's full form. Are they
going to sue International hotels next? How about the San Diego CONvention
center?I always wanted to go to SD Comic-Con, but not now.
John Charity Spring - I’m curious. Can you detail the other cases of
“a Cslifornia entity bullying a Utag one?”
This seems like another case of a California entity bullying a Utah one. Why
should Comic Con be exclusive to California?But maybe this is a
blessing in disguise. These sort of conventions are not as positive as they
claim to be. How can they be, given their source material. So give
San Diego it’s $4 million, along with the scantily clad superheros. This
sort of thing was never consistent with Utah values anyway.
Ah no. There was a complete infringement. The SL version should get sued. Not
even a question.
Wow! Not only was San Diego CC lawsuit very wrong, now they get legal fees...