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Author Topic: Judge tosses P2P lawsuits because attorney was practicing without a licence  (Read 3641 times)

Robert Krausankas (BuddhaPi)

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Last month we reported on allegations that the plaintiff in several copyright trolling cases was represented by an attorney who was not licensed to practice law in Florida. The judge, Robert Hinkle of the Northern District of Florida, put the cases on hold and ordered the attorney, Terik Hashmi, to explain himself in February.

In his reply, Hashmi conceded that he had been practicing law without a license and asked Hinkle for permission to substitute another attorney in his place. Hinkle allowed the substitution, but on Monday he ruled that it wasn't sufficient to save the lawsuits. He dismissed all 27 copyright lawsuits Hashmi had initiated. The plaintiffs, mostly producers of pornographic films, will need to start over with new attorneys if they want to continue the lawsuits.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/04/judge-tosses-p2p-lawsuits-because-attorney-was-practicing-without-a-licence.ars
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