'Porn Troll' Attys In Contempt Over Unpaid Sanctions

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 6:42 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday held the operators of Prenda Law in contempt, lambasting the actors behind the now-defunct “porn troll” for failing to pay sanction fines to Comcast Cable Communications LLC and AT&T Internet Services over the filing of “baseless” copyright claims.

U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon said John Steele, Paul Hansmeier and Paul Duffy willfully violated a November sanctions order requiring them to pay $188,000 in legal fees and costs to the Internet service providers and $72,000 to an individual defendant.

Judge Herndon is the...
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