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Amicus Brief: Citizens Against Litigation Abuse (Righthaven LLC v. Pahrump Life)

Amicus Brief: Citizens Against Litigation Abuse (Righthaven LLC v. Pahrump Life)

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RIGHTHAVEN LLC, a Nevadalimited-Liability company,Plaintiff.vs.PAHRUMP LIFE, an entity of unknown origin and nature; MARENSCACCIA, an individual; andMICHAEL SCACCIA, an individual,Defendants.
 
)))))))))))))))Case No: 2:10-cv-01575-JCM-PALHon. James C. Mahan,United States District JudgeHon. Peggy A. LeenUnited States Magistrate Judge
BRIEF OF
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Case 2:10-cv-01575-JCM -PAL Document 48-1 Filed 06/27/11 Page 1 of 26
 
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Brief of 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page #Table of Authorities .................................................................................................... iiiIntroduction .................................................................................................................. 1I. RIGHTHAVEN IS AN UNAUTHORIZED LAW FIRMENAGING IN THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW ................................. 3a. A Look at form over substance .......................................................................... 3
 b. Righthaven’s scheme has been tried before
...................................................... 4c. A distinction without a difference ................................................................... 13II. RELEVANT NEVADA PRINCIPLES ................................................................ 19III. CONCLUSION ................................................................................................... 21
Case 2:10-cv-01575-JCM -PAL Document 48-1 Filed 06/27/11 Page 2 of 26
 
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