'Porn Troll' Attys Should Pay Fees In IP Suit, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (September 17, 2013, 5:08 PM ET) -- A California federal judge recommended Monday that two attorneys with now-defunct law firm Prenda Law, which has garnered controversy as a so-called porn copyright troll, should be held liable for attorneys' fees in a lawsuit alleging an individual downloaded a copyrighted porn video.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nandor J. Vadas said the California federal court didn't have personal jurisdiction to impose sanctions on Prenda lawyers John Steele and Paul Hansmeier because they aren't the attorneys of record in Prenda-associated AF Holdings LLC's lawsuit against Joe Navasca. But the judge recommended the court add...
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Case Title

AF Holdings LLC v. Doe


Case Number

3:12-cv-02396

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Edward M. Chen

Date Filed

May 10, 2012