Peter Hansmeier Denies Connection To Prenda Cases Via Document That Shows He's Connected To The Cases
from the no-one-said-you-had-to-be-smart dept
Well, it turns out that at least Peter Hansmeier tried to take things into his own hands and tried (and failed) to file a similar document pro se (representing himself) asking out of having to show up, arguing both that there was no jurisdiction over him and that he had nothing to do with anything. This document was filed back on March 8th, the same day as the Rosing filing for the reset of Team Prenda, but was only just recently put into PACER. There are a number of nutty things about this. First, the fact that Peter is filing pro se, rather than teaming up with his brother and his brother's partners. As Ken opines:
You know, if I got my brother involved in an enterprise that culminated in a furious federal judge demanding that he fly across the country to show cause why he shouldn't be sanctioned, I think I'd step up and represent my brother, or ask my attorney to represent my brother, or hire a separate attorney for my brother.But, instead, Peter was apparently hung out to dry. And, because of that he made some mistakes. Some small, some big, but together they're pretty damning. The biggest is that he claims to have nothing to do with any of this... but he claims that he's representing Livewire Holdings LLC -- one of the key entities involved in this whole mess, which Judge Wright has already made clear he believes is really a big part of the likely Prenda fraud. Ken goes all quickmeme on the matter:
Maybe if someone had referred Peter to a competent lawyer, or even hired one for him, he might have avoided such a blunder. Instead, it appears that the lawyers who got him into this mess — including his own brother — let him appear pro se and effectively incriminate himself.Of course, some of that presumes that Paul Hansmeier is "a competent lawyer," and I think we can reserve judgment on that one...
That's some cold shit, yo.