Ex-Prenda 'Porn Troll' Ordered To Ch. 7 For Lies In Court

Law360, Los Angeles (December 4, 2015, 9:34 PM EST) -- One of the attorneys linked to so-called porn copyright troll Prenda Law was ordered into Chapter 7 bankruptcy by a Minnesota federal judge Thursday, who said she was converting his $2.5 million case in part because he had lied to judges across the country.

Paul Hansmeier was part of a trio of lawyers who used the now-shuttered Prenda and related entities to threaten copyright suits, often with little or no proof, against thousands of people for allegedly illegally downloading adult films, according to several disciplinary proceedings lodged against the attorneys.

Hansmeier filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy this summer, proposing to pay...

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