If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Erik Estavillo made headlines in the gaming blogosphere last summer
for his $55,000 lawsuit against Sony, launched in retaliation for being banned from the PlayStation Network. As predicted
, the judge dismissed
his case after determining the First Amendment did not apply to Estavillo's claim.
Estavallo isn't going to be stopped by a mere district judge's ruling, though. In addition to filing an appeal, Estavillo is also filing another lawsuit against Sony -- this time, a civil suit seeking $180,000 in damages; more than three times the amount of his original, dismissed suit. According to GamePolitics
, Estavillo will once again opt out of using a lawyer, choosing to represent himself for both upcoming cases. We wish Estavillo the best of luck.**Ed.'s Note: While we'd normally end on a punchline, our fear of irrational and baseless lawsuits prevents us from doing so.