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Aug 19, 2012

‘Fuvista’ CEO gets out of jail, but not for free

After spending two weeks in jail in three states and two countries, Creative Pipe Inc. CEO Mark T. Pappas was given a conditional release on Friday after wiring $120,000 from his corporate account to pay down earlier civil sanctions against him.

Aug 13, 2012

Infringer hauled back from Belize to face civil contempt charges

After years of destroying evidence and ignoring court orders in a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit, Mark T. Pappas, CEO of Creative Pipe Inc., was arrested at his beachfront condo in Central America ...

Dec 18, 2011

‘Fuvista’ defendant claims compliance

California businessman Mark T. Pappas might have avoided jail time once again for civil contempt of court on Friday when, just hours before a court deadline, he filed affidavits saying he was living up to the terms of the ruling against him in a copyright case. Pappas, CEO of Creative Pipe Inc., had until 2 […]

Dec 16, 2011

Top 5: ‘The law is crystal clear…’

A group of blind people are suing a paintball park after they were denied entrance and a disbarred lawyer was sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison for tax evasion and other charges. Those stories and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. 1. Blind people sue paintball park – by […]

Dec 11, 2011

Repeated e-discovery violations can be costly to a client

Few cases in Maryland in recent years have highlighted the importance of accounting for emails and other electronic documents during discovery — and the ramifications for not doing so — more than Victor Stanley Inc. v. Creative Pipe, Inc. et al. The case, filed in 2006, was an otherwise straightforward trademark and copyright infringement dispute […]

Dec 5, 2010

Victor Stanley injunction against Pappas not expanded

Mark Pappas appeared in federal court in Baltimore last month, as ordered by the judge presiding over the four-year-old copyright and trademark lawsuit against him, to answer questions about his company’s and his personal finances. Attorneys for plaintiff Victor Stanley Inc., a Calvert County site furnishings company that claims Pappas stole their designs to make […]

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