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Thread: The Pedia lawsuit settlement has been completed

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    The Pedia lawsuit settlement has been completed

    Hopefully this will be the final update on the status of the Pedia lawsuit settlement. As you know a jury returned a 1.4 million dollar verdict in my favor against Eric Park and other defendants.

    It was obvious from the beginning that the defendants would not be able to pay the monetary award and the litigation could have dragged on for years attempting to collect. After several months of negotiating we came to terms regarding the assets of Information Superbrand, a California Corporation that is now under suspension by the State of California for nonpayment of income and sales tax.

    The details of the settlement are summarized as following.

    $35,000 cash ($33,000 has been paid so far which does not cover my legal expenses since February of 2010)

    14 Pedia Suffix Trademarks
    AudioPedia
    AntiquePedia
    BaseballPedia
    BasketballPedia
    CancerPedia
    CasinoPedia
    FootballPedia
    GolfPedia
    MediaPedia
    MusicPedia
    SportsPedia
    TravelPedia
    VideoPedia
    VodkaPedia

    Over 500 Pedia suffix domain names. A complete list is located here.

    To date Eric Park has not paid Mike Osborne any amount of the $18,000 in merchandise sold through the HuskerPedia web site and I do not expect he ever will. I have repaid approximately $7,000 of that debt and will continue to make payments to Mike until it is paid in full.

    In order to recover the $18,000 owed to Mike Osborne and the over $400,000 owed to me by Eric Park and the other defendants I plan to either sell, license, or jointly develop these domains. This will be done by individual domains or by complete categories that are listed. I am focusing my efforts by working with contacts in Nebraska including the web platform which is being developed by Made by Market located in Lincoln.

    If you have a passion about the subject any of these domains represent and would like to discuss your potential involvement in this project please use the contact form listed on the individual domain.

    Our first domain launch will be done in the next few days and will be announced on the HuskerMax front page.

    People have asked if I would be transferring HuskerMax back to the HuskerPedia domain. The answer to that question is no. I have received great support before and after the trial verdict from my marketing partner at HuskerMax, NRG Media, and we jointly agreed to stay with the HuskerMax brand.

    This has been a very long and drawn out experience for Joe Hudson and myself and we will both always be grateful for the support that we have received from the Husker community and it will never be forgotten.
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    Congrats David. Here's to recovering some of the $$$$$$

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    Glad its over David, but sorry to see you got left holding the bag because of the lack of integrity and dishonesty of folks you trusted. God Bless you as you go forth and I wish all the very best in making this venture work in the future....
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    Ouch. 35K settlement for a 1.4M verdict sucks.

    And here I was feeling bad for myself because I got rear-ended by a driver without insurance.

    But at the very least you were vindicated and can try to move forward in a positive light. I will try to come to one of the tail gates in the future. I love this board for football.

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    Congrats David!
    Musicpedia & Travelpedia sound very interesting... Vodkapedia, if you need some minor advice Triple Stoli's for all my men.
    Now if you can just add a Guitarpedia I'd be in heaven!

    Again Congrats! & don't raise the membership fees for us if you can help it.
    What about Huskerpedia???



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    Congratulations on the ordeal being over. Time to move on.

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    Can you spin up EricParkIsAThievingBastardPedia.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianRed View Post
    Congrats David!
    Musicpedia & Travelpedia sound very interesting... Vodkapedia, if you need some minor advice Triple Stoli's for all my men.
    Now if you can just add a Guitarpedia I'd be in heaven!

    Again Congrats! & don't raise the membership fees for us if you can help it.
    What about Huskerpedia???
    Guitarpedia is on the list in the entertainment category. HuskerPedia will always autoforward to HuskerMax. There are no plans to raise membership fees.
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    Glad to hear the settlement to this saga is finished. Sorry you won't see what all is deserved, but, what was "right" prevailed. There is real upside to the Pedia angles, and, I hope these bear fruit for you.

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    Glad its over. Word on the street is Mr Park was having a garage sale at his house... sadly, not to make money to pay David back, but he had to get rid of all the mirrors in his house. Could you look at yourself after doing what he did.

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    Even though the monies will never be recovered, the most important thing is that your reputation was salvaged. You can't put a price tag on that. Some of the things that were being said were unfair, malicious, and flat out untrue.

    I think you will ultimately come out stronger than ever as a result of all of this. Congrats, David.

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    Hope there is no truth to the rumor encyclopedia has now filed against you for trademark violations

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    There's the always valuable PediaPedia, which is a guide to the Pedia domains.

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    Hate to see a good man get messed over so badly David. Hope you are able to put this nightmare behind you you've made Husker football more fun for so many people. Thanks for everything you do.If there's a more dedicated Nebraska fan I don't know where he's hiding.
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    Congrats, HMax. May you one day get all of your money.

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    Congratulations David. Well deserved my friend.

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    Erik Park is a void surrounded by a sphincter.
    Go Big Red!

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    Congrats, I love your site...
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskrthill View Post
    Even though the monies will never be recovered, the most important thing is that your reputation was salvaged. You can't put a price tag on that. Some of the things that were being said were unfair, malicious, and flat out untrue.

    I think you will ultimately come out stronger than ever as a result of all of this. Congrats, David.
    Well said. Agree completely.

    "Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence." 1 Peter 3:15-16 (NRSV)


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