Launching UDRP cases is not without risk to the complainants - some aggrieved domain name owners resort to seeking damages through the court system.

The City of Paris paid $125,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from a UDRP that it filed..

September 2009:

Ville de Paris of Paris, France, represented by Nataf Fajgenbaum & Associés, France filed a UDRP case against Jeff Walter of Fremont, California, USA over the domain name
WIPO case D2009-1278

In November 2009 sole WIPO panelist Andrew F. Christie ordered the confiscation of the domain name and that the domain name be transferred to the complainant Ville de Paris of Paris.

See story about the UDRP case:

Paris Wins in Disturbing Domain Name Arbitration Decision


September 14th 2012:

Jeffrey Walter filed a federal lawsuit against The City of Paris, over the domain name

See news stories about the lawsuit following the lawsuit filing:

City of Paris ordered to pay for reverse domain name hijacking in groundbreaking decision

City of Paris, France, to pay USD 100,000 in statutory damages (plus attorneys’ fees)

UDRP Complaints and jurisdiction - Damages awarded against Paris following failure to defend US court proceedings

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