The $42.5 million lawsuit against ZGeek has ended after our lawyers required the plaintiff to provide proof of the movie deal that was purportedly lost due to comments posted on this site. We have chosen not to pursue the issue of costs as against the plaintiff as we have formed the view that the collection of any costs which may have been properly awarded against him would likely be uneconomical to pursue.
The lawsuit started back in July 2009 after the plaintiff’s business partner Jonathan Nolan posted advertisements in our forum encouraging people to buy his conspiracy book “The Third Truth”. A book which claims to have proof that the 9/11 and Bali attacks were nuclear; a theory which the plaintiff supported.
Since the plaintiff started the defamation suit he also applied for a trademark of ZGeek’s name and threatened us with a further lawsuit for using “his” trademark despite it not being approved by the Australian Trademarks Office. He has agreed in writing not to pursue that application as part of the settlement agreement.
ZGeek would like to thank Dev Menon and all the staff of Clamenz Corporate Lawyers for their time and skill in helping us defend this matter. Dev and his associates at Clamenz have gone above and beyond in helping ZGeek. They have worked for costs and continue to provide us with advice in protecting the future of ZGeek from further legal harassment.
We’d also like to thank Reardon & Associates for their advice and hard work helping us through this and their continuing support. Also a massive shout out to the EFA for helping us with offering legal help on the trademark issue. I’m happy to say that I am now a member of the EFA (supporting only) and will happily use the small influence ZGeek has to help them out in return.
We’d also like to thank our community for all the help and support you provided to Buffy and I through this. You’re an amazing group of people and make this site worth doing. So and from the bottom of our pits, we thank you. We couldn’t have got through this without you.
For more information on this case and the porkies we caught them out on (while they where suing us, lol). Click here.