Porn Copyright Cases Reopened For Fraud Probe

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- A federal magistrate judge in Minnesota on Thursday reopened a series of cases alleging infringement of copyrights covering pornographic material in an attempt to ascertain whether the plaintiff's attorneys committed fraud on the court by relying on forged documentation to reach settlement agreements with unnamed defendants. 

Judge Franklin Noel filed the order in light of a copyright trolling scheme unearthed in a California federal court in May involving the same plaintiff, AF Holdings LLC. That ruling found that several patent attorneys had founded AF Holdings “for the...
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Case Title

AF Holdings LLC v. Doe


Case Number

0:12-cv-01445

Court

Minnesota

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Joan N. Ericksen

Date Filed

June 15, 2012


Case Title

AF Holdings LLC v. Doe


Case Number

0:12-cv-01447

Court

Minnesota

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Joan N. Ericksen

Date Filed

June 15, 2012


Case Title

AF Holdings LLC v. Doe


Case Number

0:12-cv-01446

Court

Minnesota

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Joan N. Ericksen

Date Filed

June 15, 2012


Case Title

AF Holdings LLC v. Doe


Case Number

0:12-cv-01449

Court

Minnesota

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Joan N. Ericksen

Date Filed

June 15, 2012


Case Title

AF Holdings LLC v. Doe


Case Number

0:12-cv-01448

Court

Minnesota

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Joan N. Ericksen

Date Filed

June 15, 2012

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