Prenda Law Accused Of Trying To Start Over Again Under A New Name
from the when-your-name-becomes-toxic... dept
We’ve written a few times about Prenda Law and John Steele lately — including some of the trouble that Prenda is running into for doing things like being accused of fraud on the court after a crazy hearing in which Prenda denied being associated with the case, despite hiring lawyers and having John Steele present (while trying to deny any role). And then, of course, there are the still open questions about whether or not Prenda set up a shell company by signing, as CEO, the name of a guy who John Steele hired to take care of some property.
For those who have been following these cases, you know that Prenda Law was actually John Steele’s “new” firm, after his previous firm Steele Hansmeier was dissolved. Of course, that happened soon after a judge told Steele to stop filing copyright trolling lawsuits.
Given the increasing hot water that Prenda looks to be in, along with the fact that lawyers in other Prenda cases across the country are now alerting judges to Prenda’s questionable behavior, the site FightCopyrightTrolls is suggesting that Steele and his crew of copyright trolling lawyers are trying to set up yet another new firm, called the Anti-Piracy Law Group. The evidence is compelling. The group has put up a website at “wefightpiracy.org” — quite similar to Prenda’s existing “wefightpiracy.com.” And, that new page, in the fine print, admits that it’s Prenda. It also includes a page of sample cases that are Prenda cases — including the now infamous Tuan Nguyen in Florida, which resulted in that “fraud on the court” issue. FightCopyrightTrolls notes that this new “Anti Piracy Law Group” is already sending out “settlement” letters, using the same address as Prenda Law.