Attorney sues after UDRPSearch owner forwards website to other site with derogatory comments.
Attorney Michael Rodenbaugh has filed a lawsuit (pdf) against David Lahoti, owner of the UDRP search site UDRPSearch.com.
For the past few weeks, Lahoti has forwarded UDRPSearch.com to websites with unfavorable comments about Rodenbaugh and another attorney, David Weslow.
Currently, UDRPSearch.com forwards to mikerodenbaugh .com with a message questioning his billing of meeting room costs and calling him a “fraudster”.
According to the lawsuit, Rodenbaugh represented Lahoti in previous legal matters but not since 2015.
Rodenbaugh’s lawsuit claims ACPA cyberpiracy, cybersquatting, defamation, and unfair competition.
The suit also names Lahoti’s company VirtualPoint and one of Lahoti’s brothers, Ravi. I don’t believe Ravi is involved in David’s businesses. In fact, the brothers seem to have had a falling out.