The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals filed last week a decision upholding the verdict and sentencing in the fraud case against Prenda Law’s Paul Hansmeier.
Federal judge Joan Ericksen has sentenced Prenda Law’s John Steele today to 60 months in prison for fraud.
Federal judge Joan Ericksen has sentenced Paul Hansmeier today to 14 years in prison for fraud.
Erica MacDonald, the U.S. District Attorney for Minnesota, filed last Monday a strongly worded sentencing recommendation document asking for a 150-month (12.5 years) sentence for former Prenda Law mastermind Paul Hansmeier.
John Steele, the former Prenda Law partner who allegedly made millions of dollars suing hundreds for illegally downloading adult films, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, as well as conspiracy to launder money.
Former Prenda Law attorneys John Steele and Paul Hansmeier both faced a magistrate judge in separate arraignment hearings this month.
Former Prenda Law attorneys John Steele and Paul Hansmeier have been arrested and charged in an 18-count indictment over the law firm's porn piracy program.
File-sharing litigation appears to have been a “short-lived trend,” according to Lex Machina, a legal research firm operated by Lexis-Nexis.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld more than $230,000 in sanctions against the attorneys who for years operated the porn copyright trolling law firm Prenda Law.
A federal bankruptcy court judge yesterday ordered the liquidation of former Prenda Law attorney Paul Hansmeier’s assets, ruling that he had sought bankruptcy protection with one purpose — “to thwart the collection efforts of his creditors.”
A Minnesota state board that probes attorney ethics complaints is seeking to suspend or disbar Paul Hansmeier, a former partner of now-dissolved Prenda Law firm, which was notorious for exacting payments from porn piracy defendants through court-approved subpoenas.
Illinois’ attorney discipline board today filed a seven-count complaint against former Prenda Law attorney John Steele.
A Minnesota appeals court today found that former Prenda Law attorney Paul Hansmeier should be held liable along with others for defendants’ attorneys fees and costs stemming from a porn piracy case.
Former Prenda Law Attorney Paul Duffy, 55, died Monday from heart and alcohol-related conditions.
Attorneys John Steele and Paul Duffy, who in June were ordered to pay $65,000 in sanctions for obstructing discovery proceedings in a case they filed on behalf of adult company Lightspeed Media Corp., were ordered today to pay an additional $29,000 in additional legal expenses incurred against the case's defendant who was sued for copyright infringement.
Prenda Law attorneys have reportedly been on the FBI’s radar for more than a year.
A federal judge in Chicago today found Prenda Law attorneys John Steele and Paul Hansmeier in contempt, ordering them to pay $65,000 for obstructing discovery proceedings in a case they filed on behalf of adult company Lightspeed Media Corp.
Prenda Law awaits a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that most legal experts say won’t favor the firm.
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel today heard an appeal made by the now-defunct “copyright trolling” Prenda Law Firm, which two years ago was ordered to pay $81,000 in sanctions after a federal judge ruled that it engaged in fraud while coercing those who allegedly downloaded porn videos illegally into financial settlements.
In another stinging defeat, Prenda Law counsel lost an appeal over attorneys fees sought by porn piracy defendants.