cobalt123 / flickr Minneapolis lawyer Paul Hansmeier has been pointed to as one of the masterminds behind Prenda Law, a law firm that has sued thousands of people for allegedly downloading p**nographic films, earning the moniker of “copyright troll.” But earlier this year, Prenda ground to a halt after being slapped with sanctions, orders to pay defendants’ legal fees, and accusations that it actually planted the p**n movies it later sued over. Last week, it emerged that Hansmeier has found a new business.

He’s been suing small businesses, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Minnesota’s Human Rights Act.

At least five such cases have been moved into federal court in Minnesota, and they’re all against small businesses accused of not making their websites easy to use by disabled people. 3     

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