Wounded Warrior Project sues Indiana Veteran over Critical Comments on Website

Plaintiff, Wounded Warrior Project, is a Virginia-based nonprofit that claims to provide comfort items to service members injured in combat. Defendant Help Indiana Vets operates an Indiana-based website (run by a U.S. Army veteran) that is critical of Plaintiff’s operations, asserting that “Wounded Warrior Project is a Fraud.” Wounded Warrior Project responded by filing this lawsuit in an attempt to force Defendant to change the website.

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Defendant seems intent on fighting the lawsuit on behalf of “all Wounded Warriors” and is soliciting donations for a legal defense fund. Veterans, bloggers, free speech and anti-censorship advocates will likely be interested in supporting Defendant in this litigation but it will be an uphill battle since Plaintiff already has a team of high-powered attorneys.

Stay tuned for updates.

Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. v. Help Indiana Vets, Inc. et al

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-01857-RLY-DML
File Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Plaintiff: Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Jessica M. Lindemann of Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Defendant: Help Indiana Vets, Inc., Dean M. Graham
Cause: False Advertising, Criminal Deception, Defamation, Common Law Unfair Competition, Tortious Interference with Business Relationships, Unjust Enrichment
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Richard L. Young
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch

Indiana Copyright Litigation Update – Sissom v. Snow

Carol L. Sissom v. Robert L. Snow et al

Court Case Number: 1:13-cv-00882-WTL-TAB
File Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Plaintiff: Carol L. Sissom
Plaintiff Counsel: Maria Matters of Maria Matters at Law
Defendant: Robert L. Snow, Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Barnes and Nobel Booksellers, Inc., Amazon, Inc.
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Defamation
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge William T. Lawrence
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker

Indiana Trademark Litigation Update – Zimmer v. Ari Kresch

Zimmer Inc v. Ari Kresch et al

Court Case Number: 3:11-cv-00063-WCL -CAN

File Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Plaintiff: Zimmer Inc
Plaintiff Counsel: Abigail M Butler, Angela K Hall, April Edwards Sellers, Joseph H Yeager, Jr., Kyle B Osting of Baker & Daniels
Defendant: Ari KreschKresch/Oliver PLLCPulaski & Middleman LLC, Weller Green Toups & Terrell LLP, Kresch Legal Services PLC
Cause: Defamation, Tortious Interference with Business Relationships, False Advertising and Unfair Competition, Product Disparagement and Unfair Competition Under Common Law, Cybersquatting, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition and False Designation of Origin, Unfair Competition and Trademark Infringement Under Common Law
Court: Northern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge William C Lee
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein