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Eight lawyers appeared in court Tuesday to testify about their operations. According to multiple sources, they didn’t say a word.
That’s right: After finally being assembled before Judge Otis Wright II—after several skipped out on him March 11—they appeared and pled the fifth the entire time.
“All in all, hearing lasted maybe ten minutes,” tweeted legal blogger Adam Steinbaugh, who attended the hearing.
Twitterer @DarkMoe3, who was also present, said he heard one lawyer advising former Prenda counsel Brett Gibbs to “take the fifth.”
Legal blogger Ken White, who wrote an extensive account of the case at Techdirt, said that Judge Wright was clearly leaning towards blaming Prenda.
“It should be clear this court’s focus has shifted dramatically from litigation of intellectual property rights to attorney misconduct—such misconduct as brings discredit to the profession,” Wright said.