Congratulations to the Cashman Law Firm, PLLC clients and former defendants who were dismissed from the Nu Image, Inc. v. Does 1-3,932 (Case No. 2:11-cv-00545) case in the Middle District of Florida.
We’ve known that this case has been “dead” since December, when the court denied the plaintiff’s request for an extension of time to name and serve defendants. I was surprised that they did not instantly dismiss the case months ago, but it lagged on with almost no activity.
I suppose the timing of this case is fortuitous for those following the Prenda Law Inc. scandals, because the judge in this case is US District Judge John E. Steele, having no relation to John Steele of Prenda Law Inc.
A few months ago, I referred to this case as an “abandoned, dead floating ship.” Even then I had no idea that the timing of the death of this case by Judge John Steele would coincide so nicely with Judge Wright’s hearing just the day beforehand.
For those that want to know what actually happened here, the politics were very simple. Copyright troll attorney Jeffrey Weaver of Dunlap, Grubb, & Weaver, PLLC (now “Dunlap Weaver, PLLC sans former partner Grubb”) took this case after his main attorney Nicholas Kurtz left the firm leaving the oldest copyright troll without teeth to go after defendants. Nu Image, Inc. came in wanting to sue, and so Jeffrey Weaver took the case. Almost 300 documents, 79 weeks, and 2 days later, the case is dead.
Congratulations again to all 3,932 defendants who have been dismissed from the case.[scribd id=134128697 key=key-104x0cq7diilu2lsl0js mode=scroll]
Link to the dismissal order.
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4 thoughts on “Congratulations to the Cashman Law Firm, PLLC defendants dismissed from the Nu Image, Inc. v. Does 1-3,932 (FLMD) case.”
congrats and good work…but where is the punishment to the lawyer who brings the lawsuit…in the end the defendent suffers, has to pay money to defend himself and the scumbag lawyer gets to move on to new target with no cost to himself, only another black mark on his sociopathic soul….truely a broke system
This is probably not the right place to post this but your appointment “app” said it is not longer in service. I got some DMCA warnings in 11/20/12 timeframe and CEG TEK does not seem active in many cases, however have you been able to settle one claim with a “all known and unknown claims from this date back” verbage? What if someone “in a doe litigation phase” wants to settle but does not have the cash to do so? Can they enter a consent judgement for 3k and call it even? Also how hot is AZ for trolling nowadays in your opinion? Do most trolls get the jurisdiction right nowadays? Any insight you can give is greatly appreciated.
The correct link is /calendar/. Where was the link that you were referring to? I’ll answer your other questions when we speak.