AF Holdings failed to produce any credible evidence that the assignments were authentic."
Of course, the total amount of damages so far doesn't even come close to the alleged $1.9 million that Prenda took in settlements during 2012, but with the IRS, FBI and even state law enforcement
investigating, asset forfeiture is always a possibility.
Troll Must Repay Alleged BitTorrent Pirates, Court RulesBen JonesNovember 7, 201312prenda,
- The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
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. As a result, the court ordered the following (among other things):
- The Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board
After a month of deliberation the court has now handed down additional good news for five accused BitTorrent pirates. Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel ordered the company to repay the four defendants
who already settled elephanttube.com
their cases, including their legal fees. Alan Cooper denies signing either agreement and also denies giving
anyone else the authority to sign them on his behalf.
As a result of this fraud, U.S. The court concluded that the movie outfit perpetrated fraud on the court, as it could provide no proof that it holds the copyrights to the titles they sued for.
Over the past year they've been hit for roughly $311,000 in damages and costs, while hitting a roadblock in developing new revenue.
The order further suggests that there may need to be more investigation into the Prenda law firm and its principles. Over the past year they've been hit for roughly $311,000 in damages and
- The Minnesota Attorney General"s Office
Little over a month ago the ongoing saga received yet another twist when a significant blow was dealt to the embattled law firm by the mother-in-law of Prenda front-man John Steele.
The world's most famous porn pirate hunters have been on quite a losing streak just
"The Court has been the victim of a fraud perpetrated by AF Holdings, LLC. The Court concludes that the appropriate remedy for this fraud is to require AF Holdings to return all of the settlement
money it received from all of the Defendants in these cases, and to pay all costs and fees incurred by the Defendants."
With the above, the ruling echoes that of Judge Wright, bringing the firm to the attention of lawyer disciplinary boards and criminal investigators.
The Clerk of Court shall send a copy of this order to the following individuals and entities for the purpose of further investigation:
In a unique ruling the adult movie company AF Holdings and their infamous law firm Prenda have been ordered to repay the settlements they extracted from four alleged BitTorrent pirates. Yesterday's
ruling made it clear that there is no evidence that AF Holdings holds the copyrights to the titles they sued the individuals over.
"The copyright-assignment agreements [...] in each of these five cases are not what they purport to be. In addition, the judge dismissed the suits against all five alleged file-sharers.
- The United States Attorney"s Office for the District of Minnesota
The world's most famous porn pirate hunters have been on quite a losing streak just recently