A bit of irony from Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com

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Recently a countersuit was filed by Gradient Analytics against Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) and Patrick Byrne, claiming that the company and Byrne engaged in a smear campaign after negative reports on Overstock were issued by Gradient. The suit includes allegations that Overstock and Byrne committed acts of defamation, tortuous interference with prospective business relations, and unfair business…

Patrick Byrne and his three stooges

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Last week, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Bryne celebrated an apparent victory in court. Overstock is suing Gradient Analytics and Rocker Partners over some negative reports that were issued about Overstock. Of course, the negative reports weren’t negative because Overstock is a crappy company. No, the negative reports were negative simply because there is a Sith Lord…

Catching up on Judd Bagley: Part 1

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I’ve been a bit remiss in my blogging about the train wreck that is called Overstock. com. The CEO, Patrick Byrne (known to many as “Wacky Patty”) and his Director of Communications, Judd Bagley regularly engage in questionable behavior in an attempt to shut up the critics of Overstock. The crazy thing? Why don’t they…

More on Overstock.com stalking teenage blogger

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Judd Bagley, Director of Communications at Overstock.com is at it again. Judd’s apparent main duty as Director of Communications is to stalk people who question Overstock.com management and financial statements. He threatens and intimidates those who dare to voice their opinion or publish facts about the company and its executives. He is quite apparently doing…

The Overstock.com earnings conference call translated

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Conference call participants: David Chidester – Overstock.com, Inc. SVP Finance Dr. Patrick Byrne – Overstock.com, Inc. Chairman, CEO Jason Lindsey – Overstock.com, Inc. President, COO Translator: Tracy Coenen – Fraud Investigator On with the show… David Chidester: Total revenue for the quarter was down 6% to $149 million. This was an improvement in growth from…

Usana’s Naked Short Selling Conspiracy Theory

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Is there something in the water in Utah? Or have Usana Health Sciences executives been lunching with Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com? It seems that Byrne’s naked short selling conspiracy theories have worn off on Usana. Usana executives haven’t been caught whispering about Sith Lords yet, but for all we know, it’s only a matter…

Anti-semitism on the Yahoo message boards

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A few bloggers were talking this weekend about anti-semitism on the Yahoo message boards, specifically the board for Overstock.com. That discussion board is overrun with derogatory references to Jewish people. Just how pervasive is this problem? Prominent New York attorney Howard Sirota writes: No More Anti-Semitism on this Board! I just did a search for…