This news is over a week old and I retweeted Sharp’s tweet about this just over a week ago, but I thought it worthwhile to post the full order. What Sharp has posted on AbuseofLaw.org is not the actual order although he has presented it in that way.
George Sharp won his libel suit against Michael Osborn et al. involving allegations posted by Osborn on AbuseofLaw.org. The judge ordered:
(1) Defendants Michael Osborn aka Michael Osborn Ison, Illumination Fraud Foundation, and Abuse of Law Org [sic] (hereinafter “Defendants”) are ordered to transfer ownership and control of the domain names and underlying blogs for associated [sic] with victimsofgeorgesharp.com and abuseoflaw.org to Plaintiff; (2) once the transfer of the ownership and control to Plaintiff is completed, the substantive content currently contained on those websites and blogs is to be unpublished by the Plaintiff; (3) the Plaintiff shall not publish any statements about Defendant Michael Osborn on the website abuseoflaw.org; (4) Defendants, and all those acting in concert shall be ordered to remove and not to repost, copy, restate, duplicate, or republish the content, comments or allegations regarding the Plaintiff, including but not limited to republishing the content that was contained on the websites and associated blogs of victimsofgeorgesharp.com and abuseoflaw.com on any other sites or blogs; and (5) if any other website or blogs have already been established by the Defendants those websites and blogs shall be unpublished forthwith.
George Sharp is known in the penny stock world as a litigious anti-pumper gadfly (and I don’t mean that in a bad way — we need more people to provoke and annoy stock promoters); he has sued companies involved in pump and dumps including Writers Film Group (WRIT) and companies being pumped by spam emails (EMPM, MSTG, IDOI and BRND most recently). I made some money selling short the BRND spam pump. Osborn had accused Sharp of being Leslie Howard and running Pumpsanddumps.com, and it is those accusations that led to Sharp’s libel suit (pdf). I previously blogged about Leslie Howard becoming a stock promoter.