It’s been more than two years since the “copyright trolling” firm called Prenda Law began to unravel, after a disastrous hearing in the courtroom of US District Court Judge Otis Wright led to bruising sanctions and a referral to criminal investigators.
The attorneys said to be operating Prenda, Paul Hansmeier and John Steele, have long denied their involvement, and they denounced Wright’s order as lacking due process. They’ve seen through an appeal of the case after posting a $238,000 bond that will go to defense attorney Morgan Pietz and his anonymous client if Steele and Hansmeier lose.
A roughly hour-long oral argument held this morning at the 9th Circuit’s Pasadena courthouse suggests that things aren’t looking good for Team Prenda.
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