As documented previously in this blog, Michael Robertson spent several years, and hundreds of thousands of dollars, in attacking former Linspire employees. Robertson lost at every turn, with only one minor exception, a small judgement against myself and the former CFO for not having informed Robertson in a timely manner when the CFO was laid off. Now, rightfully so, even that one small judgement has been vacated and set aside by the Judge. (Read the Judge's ruling is here.)
With this ruling, and the judgement settled, none of the former employees will ever have to pay Michael Robertson ONE PENNY. Robertson, however, continues to dodge paying the judgement against him (via his company), still owing hundreds of thousands of dollars to one of the former employees.
Given this new vacated ruling by Judge Taylor, here is the updated and final scoreboard of how things ended up:
|Updated Final Scoreboard after Judge Sets Aside Judgement|
As Judge Taylor pointed out in his previous ruling, Robertson's attacks were driven by his ego. In the end, this was a simple case of Robertson's greed vs me wanting to treat good employees with some respect. Robertson didn't get his way and his ego just couldn't take it, so he spent over a half million dollars trying to extract his revenge, all for naught. He's a sad, pathetic man.