[Politech] A followup to RIAA attorney apparently suing the wrong person

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Wed Sep 24 2003 - 10:01:59 PDT

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    [I've deleted Mr. Zick's exact street address. Though that address is 
    available via Google's directory service by searching for his name, so I 
    doubt it makes much of a difference. --Declan]
    To: declan@private
    Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 11:20:02 -0400
    Message-ID: <20030924.112003.800.1.tjhillgardner@private>
    From: Thomas J Hillgardner <tjhillgardner@private>
    I do believe, although I am not 100% sure, that the Foley Hoag attorney, 
    Colin J. Zick, who magnanimously (tongue firmly in cheek) withdrew the 
    lawsuit he filed against sculptor and computer neophyte Sarah Seabury Ward 
    "without prejudice" to refilling is the same Colin Zick who lives at 
    [DELETED] Sentry Hill Place, Boston Massachusetts 02114 and whose telephone 
    number is (617) 723-7329.  But I could be wrong.  But that's okay.  Some 
    politecher might want to sue him anyway in any court in the United States 
    for anything that he might have done to them, although you're not sure 
    whether it was him that did it to you or whether any civil violation of 
    your rights occurred at all.  Maybe then he might appreciate that hauling 
    someone into court and seeking millions of dollars in damages is not very 
    fun when you are the person wrongly sued and that the methodology by which 
    RIAA is determining who to sue is flawed.  My only question is whether Ms. 
    Ward's attorney made a motion seeking Rule 11 sanctions against the 
    plaintiff and its attorney for commencing suit in federal court with no 
    basis whatsoever in fact.
    Thomas J. Hillgardner, Esq.
    82-63 170th Street
    Jamaica, New York 11432-2035
    (718) 657-0606
    P.S. I recognize that you may not post this as it contains personally 
    identifiable information about Mr. Zick and that usually it is not very 
    cool posting such information to the Internet.  However, its not very cool 
    to sue someone when you do not have your facts straight.  So edit it as you 
    wish if you deem it worthy as fair comment on this situation.
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