Pets Warehouse Files Multi-million Dollar Lawsuit Against Tucows

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Robert Novak d/b/a PetsWarehouse.com filed a New York against Tucows Inc. (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) and Opensrs, alleging that Tucows gave away his domain name without his permission in May of 2003. “This is no different than parking your car with the Valet, giving your key to the valet attendant and coming out after a wonderful dinner, only to find your car was stolen as the valet gave your keys to a crook without checking to see if the ticket was valid,” said Bob Novak.

Mr. Novak goes on to add: "I am taking this action now, after the Alabama Supreme court found that Alabama failed to gain jurisdiction over Robert Novak in the prior case and dismissed that action which Tucows relied upon immediately acting upon orders which were invalid in Canada until recognized in a Canadian court of competent jurisdiction. It is alleged Brenda Lazare Secretary and general counsel misadministered the valuable PetsWarehouse.com domain name taking it upon herself to abide by several invalid Alabama trial court orders. Tucows was notified on several occasions that its actions would cause our company a great deal of damage and lost revenue. The remedy sought is quite straightforward – we are asking for over $40 million in damages caused by their actions in giving our domain away." This case parallels Gary Kremen v. Network Solutions wherein Network Solutions was found liable for domain transfer.

The case number for this legal filing with the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York is #06-CV-1909

About Pets Warehouse®

Founded in New York in 1974, Pets Warehouse and http://www.PetsWarehouse.com are worldwide leaders in pet supplies, aquarium services, and exotic animals selling to consumers and retail pet stores. The company offers a wide range of over 40,000 pet products, saltwater & freshwater fish, small animals and reptiles.

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