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Submission + - Porn-Trolling lawyers facing disbarment, fines, and criminal prosecution.

JayRott writes: Prenda Law (the porn copyright trolls previously mentioned here) have finally been handed Judge Otis D. Wright II's order. The order is every bit as entertaining as one would expect. It even has a liberal sprinkling of Star Trek references.
Brett Gibbs, John Steele and Paul Hansmeier are facing an $82,000 fine (noted by Judge Wright to be just below the cost of a proper appeal, a reference to Prenda's settlement offers which fell just below the cost of a proper defense.) Judge Wright will also "refer this matter to the United States Attorney for the Central District of California. The will also refer this matter to the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service and will notify all judges before whom these attorneys have pending cases."
Prenda law appears to be floating belly-up in the fishbowl.

Ars Technica coverage: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/prenda-hammered-judge-sends-porn-trolling-lawyers-to-criminal-investigators/

Pope Hat coverage: http://www.popehat.com/2013/05/06/does-prenda-believe-in-no-win-scenarios-because-judge-wright-just-gave-them-one/#more-18627

Link to full order: http://www.popehat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/PendaSanctionsOrder.pdf
The Courts

Submission + - Prenda Lawyer ordered to serve former colleagues judge's order, having trouble. (popehat.com)

JayRott writes: On March 14th Judge Otis Wright ordered former Prenda lawyer, Brett Gibbs, to serve an Order to Show Cause to his former porn-trolling bosses. It seems that Gibbs is finding that a bit difficult, however. Ken at Popehat.com breaks down the difficulties of serving one imaginary CEO and a few uncooperative lawyers and paralegals. I suspect Judge Wright will be less than amused.

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