An internet service provider that has brought more than 20 lawsuits alleging
spam abuses has been ordered to pay one of the defendants almost $807,000 for
filing "groundless claims" that mired the company in years of costly litigation.
The $806,978.84 judgment was filed against Asis Internet Services, the same
tiny ISP that earlier this month won an award of nearly $2.6m in a separate spam
lawsuit. In the most recent case, Magistrate Judge Joseph C Spero of the US
District Court of Northern California faulted Asis for pressing on with its case
without proof that defendant Azoogle.com was the party that procured the spam at