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Oxebridge Files Federal Lawsuit Against Guberman, Levinson, Others
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Oxebridge Quality Resources International has filed a Federal lawsuit against multiple quality professionals alleging a host of civil violations including defamation, cyberstalking, wiretapping, trademark infringement and civil conspiracy. The named defendants include ASQ Fellow and Pennsylvania Section Chair Bill Levinson and the unaccredited certificate mill operator Daryl Guberman, both of whom have falsely accused Oxebridge of supporting terrorism and a host of other crimes. Guberman’s partner, Don LaBelle, is also named, as well as one other defendant responsible for the “Oxebridge Quality Lawsuits” website.

The suit marks Oxebridge’s first strike back against Levinson, who filed a suit in Florida court alleging defamation by Oxebridge founder Christopher Paris for his reporting on Levinson’s racially insensitive postings. For over a decade, Levinson routinely referred to Muslims and other minorities as “subhuman” and “apes.” Levinson boasted of having created the slur “Musloid,” a derogatory term he created to “dehumanize the enemy,” and which was subsequently repeated on Ku Klux Klan websites. Levinson has referred to Blacks as “niggers” but despite this, Levinson sued after Paris branded the articles racist; a Florida judge recently threw out nearly the entirety of Levinson’s case, including all of his defamation claims.

Oxebridge could not countersue Levinson in Florida court because, it alleges, he launched a defamation campaign against Paris which violated Federal laws beyond the scope of Florida courts.

For example, the Federal complaint alleges Levinson and others engaged in cybersquatting and trademark violation by creating websites designed to harass and defame Paris, using the company’s name for URLs such as “oxebridge.co,” “oxebridge.biz,” and “oxebridgequalitylawsuits.com.” Levinson has already lost a case put before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for his registering of “oxebridge.biz,” with WIPO ruling that Levinson specifically created the website for ill intent.

Guberman and LaBelle, the complaint alleges, violated multiple Federal laws when they filed dozens of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices in an attempt to have the Oxebridge website shut down.  The pair signed the official notices, under penalty of perjury, claiming they represented the owners of public domain or other fair use photos appearing on the Oxebridge website, and that they were the legal representatives of ISO leaders such as Jack West, Charles Cianfrani and Alka Jarvis. Oxebridge alleges Guberman and LaBelle filed the notices without the knowledge of those named, thus violating the law prohibiting the filing of fraudulent DMCA notices.

The defendants each cross-published and re-published each other’s defamatory posts regarding Oxebridge, resulting in the civil conspiracy charge. Routinely, the defendants each published material supporting each other, linking and sharing material between them, to maximize the distribution of their false claims. They then commented on the posts made by the others. Discovery during the coming trial will determine the exact level of that coordination.

Guberman is also facing an illegal wiretapping charge, having secretly recorded a conversation between Paris and Guberman Board of Advisors member Kelly Rak of Laurel Wire, and then publishing an edited version of the recording. Guberman then falsely claimed the recording was of Paris harassing his “client.” Connecticut police verified that the recording violated the civil statutes against wiretapping, and filed a report providing this evidence, which is included in Oxebridge’s Federal suit.

The massive Oxebridge complaint came in at over 60 pages, and includes over 300 additional pages of evidence. In addition, Oxebridge has voice mail recordings left by Guberman, LaBelle and Levinson to multiple third parties, including Oxebridge clients, where they defamed Oxebridge and Paris openly, using their own names. Oxebridge has retained at least 15 videos created featuring Guberman, from his YouTube channel.

A number of Oxebridge clients stand ready to testify against the defendants, as well. In all, over 30 clients were harassed by the defendants, forcing Oxebridge to permanently remove all mention of clients from its website until the case is concluded. Oxebridge intends to argue that being unable to list references on its site, due to the threat of harassment, unfairly harms its business.

Taking an even darker turn, Guberman — who is running for US Senate in Connecticut — posted photos and derogatory comments about Paris’ wife, while Levinson admitted he researched Paris’ children. Guberman and LaBelle once published a false claim that they were attending a handgun convention in Peru, and wanted to visit Paris, who lives in Lima, in an apparent threat to Paris. Levinson tweeted a video of a man being torn apart by dogs on a Twitter feed solely dedicated to harassing Paris, using the handle “@Oxebridge_watch.”

Guberman and LaBelle filed a fraudulent complaint with the US Dept. of Justice which resulted in an investigation into Paris’ finances. The investigation found no wrongdoing, and the two men now must answer for their false report to officials.

All of the defendants have, Oxebridge alleges, violated whistleblower protections in response to Paris’ work with the US Dept. of Defense and other agencies.

The “Oxebridge Quality Lawsuits” website, meanwhile, has falsely accused Oxebridge of selling clients’ information on the “dark web,” and accused Paris of being a “pathological liar, at a minimum.” That site borrows defamatory content from a campaign launched nineteen years ago, in January 2000, against Paris.

All of the defendants falsely spread the claim that Oxebridge was bankrupt, something which was later repeated by senior memebers in ASQ. All three have likewise falsely claimed that Oxebridge client SpaceX had “fired” or “dumped” Paris.

Oxebridge continues to explore the culpability of ASQ as an organization in the defamation and harassment campaign.

Supporters of Oxebridge may help the lawsuit by donating to the ISO 9001 Users Legal Defense Fund.


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