“Lets Make A Deal!” – Prenda Law Inc. & the Michigan 300 – (AF Holdings LLC. v. Matthew Ciccone, 4:12-cv-14442)

LMD1As was noted by one person, on 1 Feb 13, Attorney Eric Grimm, gave notice to the Michigan court that he was withdrawing his motion to intervene on behalf of three of the 300 Michigan ISP subscribers in this case.   Grimm_Notice_Doc56_14442(MI)  Archive Docket   Previous DTD post

At first hearing this I was a bit shocked, as well as dismayed.  I liked Mr. Grimm’s motion to intervene.   Grimm_MotionInterV_14442(MI)   EX2_Nguyen_Trans_14442(MI)  I wondered what happened.  By reading the notice, it becomes very clear.

Movants – namely, cable subscribers Charter Subscriber Alpha, WOW Subscriber Alpha, and WOW Subscriber Beta – through counsel, respectfully notify this honorable Court that their prior motion (Record Entry No. 33), is withdrawn due to an intervening material change in the circumstances of each of these three movants.

Each of the three movants no longer is threatened – either imminently, or ever – with the release of any personally-identifiable information in connection with this case.

As the two ISPs already had recorded the subscriber data, the only reason they would no longer be threatened is due some sort of arraignment with the Plaintiff/Prenda via the local counsel.  I would also like to point out that now the local counsel for Plaintiff is trying to tell the court they are not associated with Prenda Law Inc.  They even went so far as to remove Brett Gibbs email address from their filings – Too little too late as usual.  Screenshot of the 7 Oct 12 complaint.  Screenshot of Doc #57.  Screenshot of Tappan claiming that Prenda is not counsel of record for this case (Doc #55).  4 Feb 13, Screenshot of Google Cache of wefightpiracy.com.  Also take a read of documents #55 & #57, to see what garbage Troll Tappan spews forth.   Plaintiff_Resp_Doc55_14442(MI)   Plaintiff_Resp_Doc57_14442(MI)

I don’t know the details of the agreement, but I would assume the three ISP subscribers thought it was pretty good.  As this agreement came together in less than two weeks, I think Prenda wanted it to happen and were motivated.  This may be a new tactic for Prenda Law concerning the AF Holdings (AKA: Alan Cooper Fraud) cases – settle for considerably less than in the past.

This action spells it out VERY CLEARLY for the remaining ISP subscribers – Plaintiff/Prenda wants this to go away.  The issue of Alan Cooper has been raised here and will garner more attention.  February 12, 2013, is fast approaching and I expect Plaintiff/Prenda is going to have to tell a California court that they HAVE NOT answered the interrogatories concerning “WHO IS ALAN COOPER?”   {This CA court order (issued on 28 Jan 13) instructs both sides that Plaintiff/Prenda is still required to answer the Discovery questions concerning Alan Cooper by 12 Feb 13.  The judge also stated a case status report in due to be filed no later than 19 Feb 13, with a mandatory case status conference to be held in the court on 4 Mar 13, at 1:30PM.  The purpose of the conference is “to discuss the status of this early discovery.”}

Now I can’t really fault the three ISP subscribers represented by Grimm.  I don’t know their situations and depending on the offer from Plaintiff/Prenda, it may have been an easy way to make it end for them.  Saying that, I will reiterate the fact that the AF Holding LLC cases (AKA: Alan Cooper Fraud) are extremely weak and Prenda is trying to run away and divulge themselves from the stench of a criminal operation – Fat Chance Gentlemen!  I did enjoy the last part in Mr. Grimm’s notice.

That said, to the extent it matters when not presented in the form of a motion, we respectfully continue to urge the court to quash all three subpoenas completely and protect the identities of all 300 or so cable subscribers who have been made targets of the three subpoenas. We also respectfully urge the Court to continue making reasonable inquiry into the facts. We trust that the information already provided has proven helpful to the Court.

The SS Prenda Law is taking hits from all side and I’m happy to be a small part of the action.  As this is going bad for Plaintiff/Prenda, I would expect them to close this case down sometime soon to prevent the impending Alan Cooper mess from blowing it out of the water.  Prenda Law/John Steele does understand he needs to scuttle the various cases to possibly survive a little longer.  Too bad they cannot see that the reactor is running away and it has almost gone critical.  Meltdown time.

DieTrollDie 🙂

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12 Responses to “Lets Make A Deal!” – Prenda Law Inc. & the Michigan 300 – (AF Holdings LLC. v. Matthew Ciccone, 4:12-cv-14442)

  1. Singular Doe says:

    Kind of sloppy removing the Gibbs contact info. Removed his email address but left Gibbs’s phone number.

  2. alex says:

    i am one of the 300 in this case, and i do not get it very clearly, so can you just tell me what shall i do now? thanks

    • hank says:

      If you want a lawyer I would probably contact John T. Hermann.

      If not, wait and see what happens with the hearing on the 22nd. Tappan might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

  3. Randy says:

    I’m a little confused. Does this mean that there are no barriers to releasing the names of the individuals associated with the 300+/- non-party IP address?

    • anti-troll says:

      I am debating on what action to take now that this update will temporalily stop my ISP from releasing my information.

      1. should i wait this out until feb 14th and see what happens? how likely is it that all 300 ISP information will never be released?
      2. what is the new court date for motion to quash hearings? when will the decision to release my personal information along with other 300 victims be made?
      Please get back to me

      thank you

      • DieTrollDie says:

        Unless you have something hot & ready to submit to the court, see what happens first IMO. 🙂 If the judge rules in favor of the Trolls (doubtful IMO), he will likely allow the interested parties to file a reply/reconsideration prior to release.

        DTD 🙂

      • anti-troll says:

        thank you for your feedback.
        from reading through your website from head to toe, ignoring the letter from ISP will not result in default judgment correct?

        From my research, it looks like the court date has been extended to 2/28 for subpoena information release. has there been any updates since the 2/4 article?
        thank you

      • DieTrollDie says:

        I will have to take a look at the docket to get an update. As far as the ISP subpoena, deciding not to file a motion will not result in a default judgment. At worst, the Troll will get your subscriber information and start to harass you for a settlement.

        DTD 🙂

  4. anti-troll says:

    Thank you for your prompt response. Your website is very informative and your opinions are incredible. I can’t wait to read your updates

    Thank you DTD

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