Sunday, March 2, 2014

Offshore, Inc.

There's more news regarding the Quentin Tarantino lawsuit.  According to TheWrap, "Gawker Media Group, Inc...has been dismissed without prejudice from Quentin Tarantino’s copyright lawsuit after it argued the court does not have jurisdiction over the Cayman Islands-based corporation."

However, that apparently still leaves Gawker Media LLC, Gawker Entertainment, and 10 other John Does as defendants in the case.  

I'm not 100% sure what the distinctions are between GMGI, Gawker Media LLC, and Gawker Entertainment.  (I think GMGI is the parent company of the other two.)  

According to a Hollywood Reporter article, "Gawker Entertainment LLC" was dissolved last year.  The same article states that neither "Gawker Media" nor "Gawker Entertainment" were contesting personal jurisdiction in this lawsuit.

So, in sorting out all of these entity names, we have:
1.)  Gawker Media Group, Inc (GMGI)
2.)  Gawker Media
3.)  Gawker Media, LLC
4.)  Gawker Entertainment
5.)  Gawker Entertainment, LLC

(Maybe that's a little redundant, but I get confused whenever entities have similar names.)  

I think the main defendant from this point forward would be Gawker Media LLC.  In GMGI's motion to dismiss, it was noted that "Gawker Media LLC" had until March 10th to respond to the plaintiff's complaint.

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