HNB prevails on summary judgment against California-based website operator and obtains $6 million judgment, permanent injunction and website impoundment order.
On February 11, 2013, the United States District Court for the Central District of California entered an Order granting HNB’s motion for summary judgment against California resident Tan Nguyen. HNB filed suit against Nguyen in March of 2012 on behalf of several clients alleging violations of the DMCA and other federal statutes in connection with Nguyen’s operation of www.ftaforall.us, .info, .net and .biz, and his use of those websites for illegal activities. Previously in the case, the Court entered a Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary Injunction, and Civil Contempt Order against Nguyen. The Court’s February 11th Order granting summary judgment disposes of the case in HNB’s clients’ favor. The Court found that Nguyen violated the DMCA and Federal Communications Act (“FCA”). The Court awarded HNB’s clients $6,376,600.00 in damages, entered a permanent injunction against Nguyen, and Ordered the ftaforall websites turned over for impoundment.
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