Sunday, September 16, 2007

Taubman Sucks the movie is now on youtube

A bit of history. Hank Mishkoff started a fan site for a new mall in Dallas, Texas called the The Shops at Willow Bend which was built by the Taubman Company. Unfortunately, the Taubman Company took exception to the fan site thus they hauled Hank into federal court. Hank represented himself and naturally the courts ruled against him. During the appeal, Public Citizen represented Hank and his web site. With Public Citizen's help, Hank won his case. In the end, Taubman spent a fortune with estimates around 100,000 dollars and Hank still was able to keep his web site. Hank, in turn, chronicled his case by setting up the Taubman Sucks web site. Hank's case laid the ground work for sites like to exist. I like to think of Hank as the forefather of gripe sites.

You can view the movie below.

You can also read his case at