Tag Archives: John Steele

Settle up: voicemails show P2P porn law firms in action

The pitch isn’t subtle. Lawyers behind the recent wave of mass file-sharing lawsuits in the US want to earn quick settlements from defendants rather than litigate years-long cases, so it’s no surprise that their settlement efforts are persistent. Settlement amounts are set at a few thousand dollars—enough to hurt but …

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Judge eviscerates P2P lawyer: “I accepted you at your word”

As a lawyer, you know it’s going to be bad when a federal judge summons you to his courtroom at nine in the morning to talk about your “ill-considered lawsuit” that has “abused the litigation system in more than one way.” Federal judge Milton Shadur, who keeps a “Now, 3 …

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