Well, at Dozier Internet Law, enough is enough. Anyone who knows Ronald J. Riley seems to know about his "antics" online. And from the response we have received from what seems to be all corners of the country, a lot of people are very upset with Riley. Businesses and people want us to represent them and sue Riley on a broad range of claims. The allegations against Ronald J. Riley continue to evolve. Just check out comments about Ronald J. Riley on Techdirt . The Dozier Internet Law lawsuit is here: Ronald J. Riley lawsuit.
Since we decided to move forward with a lawsuit exposing what we believe is an extensive pattern of misconduct, Ronald J. Riley has been working hard to try and get us. Let's follow what he has been doing:
2) His second webhost terminated his account. He then moved his sites to a third webhost as of today. I suspect he will also be terminated by this webhost very soon. Perhaps the hosts simply don't want to risk being tied up in litigation and risk potential "aiding and abetting", "conspiracy", and "contributory trademark infringement" claims as defendants and witnesses in the pending and future litigation and investigations, but my guess is that they just don't like what Riley has been doing, either.
3) Riley went out and "bumped" forum posts and blogs he has published critical of our firm, mostly on free speech sites that disagree with our ongoing efforts to encourage the proper policing of the web, and posted "spam" comments, which is the same cut and paste craziness he has been using for many months, obviously trying to get his negative attacks presented as results on the first page of Google results when someone searches "Dozier Internet Law".
5) Riley opened up forum subjects on "fraud" websites trying to make this lawsuit look like a free speech issue and exhorting the masses to assist him by launching "sucks" sites against our firm and specific attorneys within our firm. It looks like someone took him up on it for a day or so, and then probably figured out the truth about Riley and promptly pulled it down before we even found it. No one else has taken him up on it, and most of the websites have removed his posts.
6) Ronald J. Riley appears to have taken at least one old article from the web and posted it in a forum as if the article was brand new, under the apparent guise of a submission from the true author, in an effort to once again get what he clearly perceives as "negative" search results showing. The site promptly pulled the article and forum posting down.
7) Riley has been trying mightily to "rally" the free speech expansionists and Dozier Internet Law has seen some rather childish efforts by a very few commentators to defend Riley. In fact, the Ronald J. Riley Techdirt.com article referenced above was begun as a defense of Riley, but commentators from all over the web used it as a forum to lay out in details the alleged widespread misconduct of Ronald J. Riley.
8) There is a Ronald J. Riley Blog that lays out in detail allegations against Riley, and the owner of the blog claims that Riley copied the blog, placed it on his own server on his own site, and is trying to get Google to see both as "duplicate content" and "sandbox" the blog far down in search results so people won't see it when researching Riley. Now the owner is claiming that someone has hacked into his site and embedded an html code in his site code that prevents search engines from indexing it.
9) Riley is using other Search Engine Optimization techniques to attempt to increase the popularity of his negative posts in the hopes of getting these to be displayed more prominently.
10) Within a couple days of the Dozier Internet Law lawsuit being filed, we saw a post on about Ronald J. Riley on techdirt.com defending Riley, and the blogosphere quickly claimed, with some pretty strong evidence, that it was from Riley using an alias. The response? New and more aggressive rounds of criticism of Riley, even by some who had the knee-jerk reaction to initially defend Riley.
Now I am hearing, although I have no way of confirming this right now, that Riley was asked to leave the membership of the Young Inventor's Group, which is a nationwide group for children to submit their inventions for acceptance, publication and awards...because he was stealing their inventions. Ronald J. Riley stealing kids' inventions? I find that a bit hard to believe, even for a fellow like Riley. I did get a link to the court decision about the lawsuit that Riley's daughter's teacher filed against him after he launched a site attacking her. Interesting read.
I guess Riley thinks that he can carry on as he always has and hide behind some perceived blanket of protections. But reality is otherwise. And if he thinks we don't know what he is doing, how he is doing it, and how to deal with him, then he is mistaken, clouded in his limited wisdom and judgment by his misperception of reality.
The fact is that there is a small percentage of scofflaws out there on the web creating problems for the blogosphere as a whole. And the blogosphere understands that unless it "self-regulates", we will all be subject to formalized government and legal regulatory mandates that will be much more burdensome and create far more numerous and serious problems than exist in a self regulated environment. So, the blogosphere is policing Ronald J. Riley. Good for the blogosphere and the online industry!