Ever since the RIAA's litigation campaign began in 2003, many people have been suggesting a class action against the RIAA.
This afternoon I learned from Jon Newton of p2pnet.net that Tanya Andersen, in Oregon, has taken them up on it.
The RIAA's case against this disabled single mother, Atlantic v. Andersen, has received attention in the past, for her counterclaims against the RIAA including claims under Oregon's RICO statute, the RIAA's insistence on taking a face-to-face deposition of her 10-year-old daughter, the RIAA's eventual dropping of the case "with prejudice", and her lawsuit against the RIAA for malicious prosecution, captioned Andersen v. Atlantic.
Now she's turned that lawsuit into a class action. The amended complaint seeking class action status sues for negligence, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, federal and state RICO, abuse of process, malicious prosecution, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trespass, invasion of privacy, libel and slander, deceptive business practices, misuse of copyright law, and civil conspiracy.
Ms. Andersen continues to be represented by Lybeck Murphy of Mercer Island, Washington.
Heise Online (German)
Digital Media Wire
TT Hardware (French)
Steve Hoffman Music Forum
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog
Forbes.com (Associated Press)
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