Case will continue in Court of Appeals.
Just days after .XYZ asked a court to force Verisign to pay its legal bills in a lawsuit; Verisign upped the ante by appealing the case.
In late October, judge Claude M. Hilton granted XYZ’s motion for summary judgment in the false advertising case brought by Verisign. On November 20, Hilton released his opinion, noting that XYZ’s claims were just puffery and opinion.
Last week, XYZ said the case was “exceptional”, and Verisign should be required to pay some of XYZ’s $1.6 million legal bills. In its filing, XYZ noted that a continued legal fight could push it out of business.
Now Verisign, which has $1.9 billion in cash in the bank, is going to force XYZ to pay even more in legal costs.
On Monday, the company filed paperwork (pdf) to appeal the order granting XYZ’s motion for summary judgment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.