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LeMond settles suit with alleged cybersquatters

Published May 3, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — After boths sides reported that they had settled their issues, U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a case that Greg LeMond filed against a father and son who LeMond said were cybersquatting at least 66 web domains related to LeMond's name and his business trademarks.

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LeMond filed suit in June last year and a jury trial was recently scheduled for February, 2019. Terms of the settlement were not released.

LeMond had charged that Frederick Harold Stinchfield II and Frederick Harold Stinchfield III registered the domains and were offering them for sale. He demanded $6.6 million in damages and compensation.

The sites were registered in the Stinchfields' names in 2016. The domains include variations on the words LeMond and Grail, which is a trademark LeMond Composites uses for its products. The domains include lemond.news, greglemondgonewild.com, lemondautomotive.com and lemondtechnologies.org, among others. According to whois.icann.org, all those domains are now registered in Greg LeMond's name.

According to the complaint, the Stinchfields also had built a site that contained "derogatory information about LeMond and his businesses," as well as his name and photo. The site has now been taken down.

Related:

LeMond wins restraining order against alleged cybersquatters — June 27, 2017
Court sets date for LeMond cybersquatting trial, agrees to seal some records — Jan. 20, 2017

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