After four days of testimony, the “Troll Tracker” defamation lawsuit ended in a confidential settlement the day before the East Texas jury hearing it was set to begin deliberations.

Plaintiff Eric Albritton and defendants Cisco Systems and Rick Frenkel — a former Cisco lawyer who blogged anonymously as the Patent Troll Tracker — settled the case Monday night, shortly after Judge Richard Schell ruled that the jurors would have to find “actual malice” on the part of Frenkel and Cisco in order for Albritton to win punitive damages from the tech giant.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]