1903: Justice Served: Unanimous Jury Awards Jason $62,847,494 in Malicious False Advertising & RICO Case

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If you think it can’t happen to you - think again. For years, Jason has been dealing with an industry competitor who set out to ruin him and destroy his name through trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and civil racketeering.

Jason and his lawyer explain the details of the case which sound like something straight out of a spy movie. The defendants used Jason’s trademarked name and diverted search engine traffic to themselves and published falsities and salacious content on the web about Jason’s business and sent fake emails in his name.

But justice has been served as the jury found the defendants had clearly engaged in misconduct by using Jason’s name. They engaged in counterfeiting decided by the court based on the undisputed evidence that defendants participated in a form of competition that is unlawful, unfair, and is prohibited by law. The jury also found that defendants actually profited off their misconduct.

Key Takeaways:

Jason editorial

0:00 Welcome to The Creating Wealth Show, episode 1903

1:28 Court case - competitor tried to ruin business

3:20 Join us for the Recession Proof Investing Summit this weekend!

6:17 Unanimous jury verdict from Jason’s recent court battle

Steven Pollack interview

7:29 Brief introduction on the case

11:13 Attorney presiding over the case

13:04 Falsities and salacious content published on the web about Jason’s business and fake emails sent in Jason’s name

14:00 Hiring a domestic cyber investigator

17:47 Defendants used Jason’s trademarked name and diverted search engine traffic to themselves

18:55 Statutory damages of willful counterfeiting

23:53 Federal cybersquatting - using somebody else's domain name

26:46 Federal false advertising

28:40 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as RICO

30:59 Liability for criminal acts

32:16 Federal and Florida RICO statute

36:34 Difference between counterfeit and RICO

37:56 Florida statutory invasion of privacy, commercial misappropriation of likeness

40:21 Punitive damages

42:41 Florida civil conspiracy punitive damages

45:53 Total amount awarded

47:23 Justice has been served

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