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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ANTIGUA, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE v. STEVEN WOODWARD
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN (DETROIT)
Attacks by former students against foreign universities is becoming an increasingly serious problem since most of the schools do not have a strong online presence in the United States and attacks move quickly up to the top of organic Google search results. These “sucks” sites can wreak havoc on your business if you are targeted. There is a chapter in my “Google Bomb” book about these types of sites. Simply stated, there are a lot of landmines planted, often unwittingly, by these types of sites and you need to be very careful navigating through the process of dealing with online attacks like this.
The Plaintiff is a foreign medical school catering to students in the United States. The Defendant is a disgruntled former student of the medical school. Mr. Woodward has launched an attack website against the medical school at “www.AUA-MED.com”. Plaintiff claims that he is publishing false information alleging that the school commits criminal activities, falsifies student grades, and that its students are sexually assaulted, among other “reckless, false, and malicious” statements.
The lawsuit claims federal trademark infringement, infringement under the ACPA, willful violation of FERPA, and defamation. Plaintiff requests a judgment against Defendant together with costs, interest, and attorneys’ fees. Traverse Internet Law Cross-Reference Number 1417.