The unbearable shrill of desperation. Brett Gibbs moves to disqualify Judge Otis Wright

Posted: December 31, 2012 by SJD in Coopergate, Prenda
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I intended to enjoy the New Year eve with family, friends and champagne. I postponed some really explosive news till tomorrow (and I promise some fireworks!)¹, but this one just knocked me out. I strolled to the kitchen, looked into the fridge, checked my wine rack: no, I did not drink anything yet. Nonetheless, the following is simply surreal.

To understand the desperation that caused Gibbs’s mega-hysteria and unambiguous admission of the offshore fraud, read my Friday’s post (which, by the way, was featured on the front page of slashdot.org).

Sorry for breaking these news at this time. Normal people try to find peace in their souls on the New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year, normal people! It is painfully clear that the next New Year we will celebrate without thinking about the crooks if they continue to stay on the path of self-destruction (which we, naturally, hardly regret).

Unbelievable.

 

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  • 89 Year Old Defender on December 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Poor misunderstood Brett. I actually began shedding a tear for a brief moment, then realized it was only an allergic reaction to the text of the Motion. Years ago, I developed an aversion to courtroom lawyer games and lying litigants.

    To my friends on this blog, and elsewhere, this garbage Motion to Disqualify Judge Wright is an act of pure desperation, and I predict Mr. Pietz will pulverize him. The only reason I can think of for him filing such an outrageous Motion is to try and set the stage for an appeal. In fact, the “I know I’m gonna lose this one, but don’t you worry, I’ll appeal” thing is written all over it. Gibbs is nothing less than screwed, and he knows it.

    On Page One: “Of Counsel to Prenda Law, Inc.” — he forgot to mention Prenda’s status with the Secretary of State. Oops.

    …and throughout the pleadings otherwise, he actually spells out exactly what the plaintiffs have been doing, and then blames the judge for calling him on it. Utterly astounding. “Look, Judge Wright, you’re saying we do all these mean and nasty things (which are all true) so now you’re biased against us.” Yeah, no shit Gibbs, you’re a walking talking liar machine. No one believes you anymore, and frankly I’m surprised anyone ever did.

    I await patiently for the Opposition that is filed to this one. I can only imagine how it will look and what will be on it. Mr. Pietz, the ball is in your court. I know you won’t disappoint us.

  • Anonymous on 2012/12/31 at 8:40 pm

    Don’t be so modest SJD, any tale of Troll woe will only warm the heart of a Doe, no matter what day of the year. Watching Gibbs fall further into despair as he contemplates the coming loss of his freedom sounds like a great way to ring in the new year, and while I have been teetotaling recently and was considering abstaining this evening, I may just have to raise a toast to Brett Langdon Gibbs’ Fear.

    While motions to disqualify may be common, I would be surprised if they are usually so personal, insulting, and hysterical. Like all Gibbs’ recent filings, this is a massive rambling blob with very little stating of his case. If there are inconsistencies and apparent biases on Judge Wright’s part, simply state them and get on with it. Considering this is Gibbs’ home territory more or less (although CAND is where most of his cases have been filed), and CAND lead the nation in putting down mass-Doe cases, this is not a diplomatic argument and I don’t see how Gibbs can believe filing this will be of long-term positive benefit to his litigation plans in Northern and Central California when he is already on the defensive. That leaves us to suspect that he is on the ragged edge of despair, making the Alan Cooper question all that more urgent and suspicious, as Prenda is clearly willing to do anything and everything to avoid simply providing Plaintiff’s contact information!

    I’ll say it again, thinking about Brett Langdon Gibbs desperately puking out this garbage on New Year’s Eve makes my year, this is truly a great New Year’s gift and sends 2012 out on a positive note for me. He deserves all the fear and paranoia he is feeling right now; I wish the grief he has caused Does back on him one hundredfold, and I hope that as he goes deeper into despair, there is some remaining piece of a human soul that realizes this is what he has been inflicting on others for the last two years.

    I hope he has a miserable New Year’s and that next year becomes the worst year of his life.

    Happy New Year Does. This one is shaping up nicely before it even starts!

  • Anonymous on 2013/01/01 at 9:24 pm

    Sure, that would be great [a reply to another commenter who noted that "Court should order the “Plaintiffs” to prove the validity of their existence and registrations by documentary production"]. The problem is unless and until Prenda is the subject of a criminal investigation, or a judge pins them to the wall and simply refuses to let them run, Does and their attorneys are stuck doing the investigative work.

    I think we are close to Prenda getting busted by the authorities, but until then it remains to be seen if this or any judge will prevent them from just dismissing this case and running away without having to answer the revealing questions. I’m honestly surprised that Gibbs is pushing his luck this far, of course dismissing the case after discovery of Cooper’s identity was allowed would be super-suspicious, but this is suspicious as well and it risks the wrath of this judge and every other judge in his District and perhaps elsewhere. Judges talk, and CAND and CACD can already smell Gibbs coming, so the more suspicious his behavior and the more obvious it becomes that he is hiding something about these plaintiffs the greater the risk that a judge will alert the guys who WILL find out WTF is going on. Gibbs and Steele must be really desperate with this one, because between this and the motions for security Doe defenders have a strategy that blocks Prenda operations in CA.

    I expected this case to be dismissed immediately after Pietz’ discovery request was granted, so this continuing train wreck is a delightful surprise. But the real test of Judge Wright and the judicial system will come when Gibbs’ latest brilliant plan is inevitably dropkicked into the garbage, and Prenda tries to dismiss the case and weasel out of discovery. Then we will see whether Judge Wright is on to them.

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¹Update 1/1/2013: I meant this news, admittedly I exaggerated the explosiveness, but still…

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I love how Gibbs is complaining that Judge (W)Right doesn’t bother to offer illustrations of his declarations (legal extortion, few deviants, etc.) when the examples are, indeed, Gibbs’ own (in)actions and filings.

    Well, for the most part, aside from the Malibu. But still.

  2. lkj says:

    I wish I had some of whatever Gibbs is smoking. Judge Wright used to routinely rule in favor of the trolls, granting expedited discovery and denying severance motions. Any “abhorrence” or “deep-seated hostility” toward plaintiffs is the product of his considered judgment based on experience.

    Or as Gerry Spence said, it’s easier to pry the jaws of a rabid wolf from your leg than to get a federal judge disqualified from your case.

  3. Anonymous says:

    If you replace the name Judge Wright with Judge Facciola, it becomes an excellent motion!

  4. TheLastStraw says:

    Silly Judge Wright! Worried about a nationwide fraud being perpetrated by numerous lawyers, Pretenda Law and their hired computer “experts.” The reason the law requires that the “real party in interest” bring a claim is to prevent situations like this — the seeding of Porn on the internet, probably by the so-called computer “expert” or one of their lackeys, with the copyright holder really just a technicality who gets only a small percentage of the “take.” The real money goes to the lawyers and their so-called experts. That is not only fraud, it is prohibited by the Code of Professional Ethics in virtually every state of the union. Can you spell D-I-S-B-A-R-M-E-N-T?

  5. Motions for disqualification are actually not that rare. For example, everyone knows who Judge Bates is, from the Hard Drive Productions v. Does 1-1495 case in DCD. A motion to disqualify him was submitted just a few days ago by counsel on 12/25.

    Gibbs motion is to be taken as a suggestion for Judge Wright to recuse himself. It’s up to Wright to decide if he’s going to recuse himself or not. He has to decide on his own if he’s biased or prejudiced due to an extra-judicial source.

    The fact is, other judges (especially in districts like SDNY) have been rather hostile to copyright trolls, Wright isn’t the only one. I suspect that he will not recuse himself here.

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    • Calli T says:

      I doubt that Judge Wright will recuse himself – and he shouldn’t. I’m not sure how long Gibbs has been a lawyer but he should know by now that when a Judge renders a decision, it is just that, a decision. It isn’t a justification or an explanation. The judge can, but doesn’t HAVE TO set out the facts for his decision. He can just make it. Gibbs is, IMHO, using the motion to disqualify Judge Wright as a delaying tactic with respect to the written interrogatories ordered to be answered. The idea of “Well I can’t possibly allow my client to answer those until the Motion to Disqualify is resolved -if Judge Wright is disqualified- his earlier order won’t stand” is probably running through Gibbs’ brain.
      I’m not sorry he spent the time between Christmas and New Years drafting this Motion. I’m sorry for the poor secretary/assistant who had to come in and type it up.
      I am eagerly awaiting the rebuttal materials.
      Oh, and all future materials that Gibbs has to submit to Judge Wright, and decisions to be released, after all of this wonderful goodwill Gibbs is creating for himself with the Judge (sarcasm definitely intended).
      I agree 100% with an earlier comment; Gibbs is setting up for appeals. Big time.

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  9. 89 Year Old Defender says:

    Poor misunderstood Brett. I actually began shedding a tear for a brief moment, then realized it was only an allergic reaction to the text of the Motion. Years ago, I developed an aversion to courtroom lawyer games and lying litigants.

    To my friends on this blog, and elsewhere, this garbage Motion to Disqualify Judge Wright is an act of pure desperation, and I predict Mr. Pietz will pulverize him. The only reason I can think of for him filing such an outrageous Motion is to try and set the stage for an appeal. In fact, the “I know I’m gonna lose this one, but don’t you worry, I’ll appeal” thing is written all over it. Gibbs is nothing less than screwed, and he knows it.

    On Page One: “Of Counsel to Prenda Law, Inc.” – he forgot to mention Prenda’s status with the Secretary of State. Oops.

    …and throughout the pleadings otherwise, he actually spells out exactly what the plaintiffs have been doing, and then blames the judge for calling him on it. Utterly astounding. “Look, Judge Wright, you’re saying we do all these mean and nasty things (which are all true) so now you’re biased against us.” Yeah, no shit Gibbs, you’re a walking talking liar machine. No one believes anymore, and frankly I’m surprised anyone ever did.

    I await patiently for the Opposition that is filed to this one. I can only imagine how it will look and what will be on it. Mr. Pietz, the ball is in your court. I know you won’t disappoint us.

    • SJD says:

      The document is named “Plaintiff’s motion…” — it could equally start with “Big Spaghetti Monster’s motion…”

      Who is Plaintiff? Does it exist at all? Are you dumb, Mr. Gibbs? people ask you the same question over and over again for an entire month already. Bring its officers to the court or STFU. I hope that Wright will do exactly that: summon officers of AH Holdings and Ingenuity 13 for a hearing, and if they don’t show up, refer the case to the state prosecutor. Period.

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  11. SJD says:

    I wonder who is “Paul”? Microsoft Word 2010 used to produce this “My Sunday LSD trip” is registered to “Paul.”

    • 89 Year Old Defender says:

      There is a Paul Joseph Hoffman, located at 38 Miller Ave #357 in Mill Valley. He is the principal of Bright Spirit LLC, which is a company that produced WooLife, a documentary about a legendary Cub Fan by the name of Ronnie Woo Woo. This “Paul” may or may not be the same “Paul” who had the registered Word 2010, but I ran every “Paul” in the same business location and came up with this one, and a few others. Some were deceased, and others didn’t look like they could possibly be connected with our Adolph Gibbs.

      I’m putting my money on Hoffman, only because he also owns a billing service, which tells me he might also be the one who assists in the creation and mailing of the blackmail & extortion letters. It just seems like a good fit for someone who is in that line of work. Hoffman is also the VP of Product Development with Passport Health Communications, and he also worked for McKesson Corp as a product marketing consultant.

      Does Herr Gibbs have any relatives by the name of Paul?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Don’t be so modest SJD, any tale of Troll woe will only warm the heart of a Doe, no matter what day of the year. Watching Gibbs fall further into despair as he contemplates the coming loss of his freedom sounds like a great way to ring in the new year, and while I have been teetotaling recently and was considering abstaining this evening, I may just have to raise a toast to Brett Langdon Gibbs’ Fear.

    While motions to disqualify may be common, I would be surprised if they are usually so personal, insulting, and hysterical. Like all Gibbs’ recent filings, this is a massive rambling blob with very little stating of his case. If there are inconsistencies and apparent biases on Judge Wright’s part, simply state them and get on with it. Considering this is Gibbs’ home territory more or less (although CAND is where most of his cases have been filed), and CAND lead the nation in putting down mass-Doe cases, this is not a diplomatic argument and I don’t see how Gibbs can believe filing this will be of long-term positive benefit to his litigation plans in Northern and Central California when he is already on the defensive. That leaves us to suspect that he is on the ragged edge of despair, making the Alan Cooper question all that more urgent and suspicious, as Prenda is clearly willing to do anything and everything to avoid simply providing Plaintiff’s contact information!

    I’ll say it again, thinking about Brett Langdon Gibbs desperately puking out this garbage on New Year’s Eve makes my year, this is truly a great New Year’s gift and sends 2012 out on a positive note for me. He deserves all the fear and paranoia he is feeling right now; I wish the grief he has caused Does back on him one hundredfold, and I hope that as he goes deeper into despair, there is some remaining piece of a human soul that realizes this is what he has been inflicting on others for the last two years.

    I hope he has a miserable New Year’s and that next year becomes the worst year of his life.

    Happy New Year Does. This one is shaping up nicely before it even starts!

  13. The Tod says:

    At Pretenda will make money and just get rid of Judges if we cant use them. Oh wait, we should change our name and we are going to need new council now as well. Ha! I guess they are not as smart as they think they once were once.

  14. 89 Year Old Defender says:

    Anonymous, your input and analysis made me read the Motion a second time, then a third. I am now totally sure he actually believes this Motion will help him. He has no idea what awaits. I so wish I could be there for the Motion hearing. To hear it, to smell the fear coming from his clothing and watching the priceless facial expressions he makes as everything falls apart.

    I have seen lawyers walk out of a courtroom with their tail between their legs on many an occasion. Telling a judge off in the Motion like this one cannot possibly turn out well.

  15. Donald Duck says:

    oh….my…..god…. am i that drunk already?

    In all seriousness, this is just a delay tactic. I’m sure steele is trolliing phone books for a new Alan Cooper.

  16. that anonymous coward says:

    Am I confused or didn’t Brett direct the Judge to come here?
    Did he think the Judge was going to find us all hugs and puppies for what is extortion?
    How dare his honor goto the website I said was evil people and discover that once again… I LIED.

  17. Raul says:

    Had the pleasure of re-reading Melville’s “Moby Dick” this summer and developments in CACD remind me of that pleasure.

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  19. 89 Year Old Defender says:

    Good Morning Fellow Gibbs Watchers, and a very Happy New Year to you all.

    Mr. Gibbs’ recent Motion to Disqualify Judge Wright gave me the motivation to do some research into a part of the California Corporations Code, to see how it impacts, or could impact, the Ingenuity Case 12-08333.

    On more than one occasion in the past, I have successfully testified for the defense in cases involving out of state corporations that had sued in California but not registered themselves with the California Secretary of State. In California, LLCs are treated like corporations in the Corporations Code. Ingenuity 13 LLC is not registered with the California Secretary of State and is maintaining lawsuits in California. It is also generating letters and soliciting money within the state from, among others, California residents. It’s legal counsel is in California, and more than likely, the LLC does at least some of their banking in California.

    I’m not a lawyer, so nothing here is meant to sound like I know what I am talking about; in fact, none of this may mean anything at all. However, the following is the text from the Corporations Code as it pertains to Foreign Limited Liability Companies that transact business in California. Here is the text of the code:

    17456. (a) A foreign limited liability company transacting intrastate business in this state shall not maintain any action, suit, or proceeding in any court of this state until it has registered in this state.
    (b) Any foreign limited liability company that transacts intrastate business in this state without registration is subject to a penalty of twenty dollars ($20) for each day that unauthorized intrastate business is transacted, up to a maximum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000). An action to recover this penalty may be brought, and any recovery shall be paid, as provided in Section 2258.
    (c) A member of a foreign limited liability company is not liable for the debts and obligations of the foreign limited liability company solely by reason of its having transacted business in this state without registration.
    (d) A foreign limited liability company, transacting business in this state without registration, appoints the Secretary of State as its agent for service of process with respect to causes of action
    arising out of the transaction of business in this state.
    ____________________

    Does the above verbiage in sub-section (a) mean “any” court?
    …or, only “state courts?”
    Does it exclude Federal Courts, even if they are located in California?
    And even if California Law doesn’t apply, isn’t there a U.S. Code that requires a foreign corporation or an LLC to register somewhere before they can use the Federal Court System?

    Isn’t there a “U.S. Corporations Code” somewhere? Can someone point me to it so I can do more research?

  20. 89 Year Old Defender says:

    You know, it dawned on me this morning that Gibbs runs an operation that is almost solely based upon getting info and then executing a collection plan. While that is the obvious, and has been obvious all along, there is an aspect of this that also got my attention: He knows everything there is to know about his victims, but we know very little about him.

    Take, for example, the Ingenuity 13 case – as above in my prior post, 12-08333. Ingenuity is supposedly an offshore company which no one seems to know anything about. There is no formation on file anywhere in the world (I checked, and yes you can check on these things) and there is no registration with the California Secretary of State to indicate they have a legal presence there. It made me wonder what level of income could possibly be derived from such a company, regardless of who owns it or runs it.

    Time will tell if Ingenuity is actually Gibbs in disguise, or a product of Gibbs’ own Ingenuity, or if Ingenuity is the brainstorm of one of his cohorts. I’ll let Judge Wright do the investigating on that one. But to take this a little further, I decided to poke around to see what public information there might be lurking out there, about Gibbs himself.

    Surprisingly in publicly available information, I came across quite a bit. According to what I’ve read, he lives on Altamont Avenue in Mill Valley, in an older tract home which is owned by a Richard Gibbs & Lucy Langdon. The neighborhood is neat, well-kept and generally clean. It has an estimated Zillow Value of $706,830 and the taxes for 2012 are approximately $5,000. The 25-year mortgage is $77,500, which was taken out in 2006 thru Ditech.com.

    The house has a one car garage, and if the photo I saw this morning is accurate, someone who lives there drives a white older model Lexus with a sunroof. Richard Gibbs & Lucy Langdon now live in Washington. Lucy is (or was) an accountant and an enrolled Tax Preparer. Both are in their 60’s.

    Therefore, this burning question: Who is fronting the money for the legal fees for the Ingenuity lawsuits? Can it really be true that Gibbs himself is laying out thousands of dollars of his own money in filing fees, while living such a relatively low profile life? Wouldn’t someone who was taking in thousands in settlement monies be living in a high-rise, or at least a place with a two-car garage, that he himself owns?

    Lawyers collect toys and trophies. I see none of that with Gibbs, but I do see it in Richard Gibbs and Lucy Langdon. Does Langdon play a role in any of this? Does Langdon do the tax preparation and reporting for Ingenuity 13? Is Langdon a member of Ingenuity 13 LLC? Is she the unregistered agent for Ingenuity 13 LLC? Is Langdon involved in laundering the money for Ingenuity 13 LLC?

    Are the settlement monies going into an account either controlled by Langdon or even signed by Langdon? Is her office generating the extortion letters? Is either Gibbs or Langdon the holders of any copyrights, anywhere or at any time? Are they the real parties in interest in these bogus lawsuits?

    Richard and Lucy have the toys and trophies. Maybe it is time for Judge Wright to start taking a closer look at them.

    • Calli T says:

      And the IRS should be tracking these companies for tax filings. Are settlements made in the US still taxable as per the subragatum principle?

    • Calli T says:

      I have been thinking about your comment regarding B Gibbs’ apparent lifestyle. Living in (I suspect) his parents’ house and driving an older vehicle may indicate planning to be Judgment proof. Or he may simply not have good enough credit standing to qualify on his own. More likely a large chunk of his funds are overseas/offshore – say, Nevis which I understand is something of a tax haven.

      • ST says:

        Interesting concept about being judgement proof. I don’t know about Gibbs, but Duffy and some of the other trolls stopped paying their bills in 2010. Check the court records for MN, IL etc and you can see numerous cases of unpaid credit cards, unpaid rent, multiple forclosures, & unpaid contractual obligations related to both the individual parties as well as the law firms. Steele is bragging about making millions of dollars, but they can’t pay their 5 k credit card bill? Steele’s MN court records show hes got a lead foot and wasn’t keen on paying child support. Seems odd that they are allegedly raking in the doe but ruining their credit and living with parents.

        • 89 Year Old Defender says:

          Thank you, a thousand times, for this post. I had done the research into this same aspect (trolls owing thousands) a long time ago, but it somehow got lost in the mix of things. So much has happened, and so many people are involved in watching the trolls and their courtroom antics that the scheme of things changes by the hour.

          Sometime in the past, I posted (somewhere, but cannot remember where) about Steele’s Child Support issues, and was quick to say that if it was true that he had an outstanding debt to his own children, then he is scum. As far as Duffy’s money problems, that was something I suspected all along but had not looked into it closely enough. I like to report facts, not speculations, and sometimes things here at the office are so busy that I don’t have the time to do as much as I would like to do. This is why I thank you for bringing the debt information out into the open.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I’m starting to think it’s more and more likely that these offshore companies, AF, Ingenuity, etc., simply don’t exist.

    If they did, there is no legitimate reason for Gibbs to resist providing contact information. They are obviously willing to get the principal involved in the Sunlust v. Nguyen debacle, so why not with AF? Could it be because not only are they misappropriating Mr. Cooper’s identity, but that these companies do not even exist in their supposed domiciles?

    It makes sense given Steele’s goals, motivations, and sociopathy. Prenda did the offshore thing to vertically integrate the scam, so they wouldn’t have to share profits or deal with real plaintiffs who may lose their nerve and still get a cut (if small) of the action. But Prenda couldn’t create front companies with all the same principals as Prenda Law, right? Because that would be too obviously suspicious and unethical, maybe illegal.

    But, how do you find someone to trust as a fake company owner? First of all, you have to pay them. But if they can’t be trusted, there is risk. If this person owns the company on paper, they might as well own it in reality. So what happens if the trolling scam turns out to be a great success, the fake owner either gets greedy or there is a falling out, and with his name on all the paperwork he is in a great position to take the money and run. Also, creating a corporation abroad probably at least requires going abroad, and some knowledge of local laws, etc. Sounds like a lot of trouble and maybe to sophisticated for Steele to actually follow through on.

    So what if there is no AF Holdings at all? No Ingenuity 13? Just some lies, some documents with Steele’s property manager as a supposed principal (maybe he thought he could get Cooper to forward any inquiries, that he never believed could come).

    I guess the only way to know would be to go through the red tape and pay the exorbitant fees to get business records for these jurisdictions. But it fits with what we are seeing and with Steele’s too clever for his own good attitude, and his apparent belief that he will never be required to prove any of his claims. That guy is such an idiot, I believe he could have actually convinced himself it was possible to lie about the very existence of these companies and that he could never possibly be backed into a corner where he had no choice but to put up or shut up.

    LOL.

    • Calli T says:

      Rather than pay the fees to get the information from those jurisdictions, the Court should order the “Plaintiffs” to prove the validity of their existence and registrations by documentary production.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sure, that would be great. The problem is unless and until Prenda is the subject of a criminal investigation, or a judge pins them to the wall and simply refuses to let them run, Does and their attorneys are stuck doing the investigative work.

        I think we are close to Prenda getting busted by the authorities, but until then it remains to be seen if this or any judge will prevent them from just dismissing this case and running away without having to answer the revealing questions. I’m honestly surprised that Gibbs is pushing his luck this far, of course dismissing the case after discovery of Cooper’s identity was allowed would be super-suspicious, but this is suspicious as well and it risks the wrath of this judge and every other judge in his District and perhaps elsewhere. Judges talk, and CAND and CACD can already smell Gibbs coming, so the more suspicious his behavior and the more obvious it becomes that he is hiding something about these plaintiffs the greater the risk that a judge will alert the guys who WILL find out WTF is going on. Gibbs and Steele must be really desperate with this one, because between this and the motions for security Doe defenders have a strategy that blocks Prenda operations in CA.

        I expected this case to be dismissed immediately after Pietz’ discovery request was granted, so this continuing train wreck is a delightful surprise. But the real test of Judge Wright and the judicial system will come when Gibbs’ latest brilliant plan is inevitably dropkicked into the garbage, and Prenda tries to dismiss the case and weasel out of discovery. Then we will see whether Judge Wright is on to them.

      • ST says:

        Steele just changed his IARDC information again. 72 hours ago he was registered at the 161 N. Clark St. Chicago address + having malpractice insurance. Now he’s listed at the Miami, FL address – no malpractice coverage.

        • 89 Year Old Defender says:

          Good Morning, ST.

          The IARDC change is not surprising. Debt Collection laws are vastly different in Florida to most states. It is considered to be Debtor’s Haven, which is the reason why some very famous people who owe a lot of money move there. OJ Simpson is an excellent example. He owes millions, yet can live in Florida, in a mansion, and get away without paying his debt to the Goldmans.

          Steele’s movement to Florida, and not carrying malpractice coverage, is the perfect fit for a troll that is facing sanctions from a Federal Judge. It also wouldn’t surprise me to learn that one of his porn clients may be contemplating litigation against him for all of the bad publicity. Steele knows that even if he is sued for bad behavior, damages are meaningless unless collection occurs. If the law in Florida protects him, then he has nothing to worry about.

          I’d like to review your other comment you made about 10 minutes ago, and reply to it as well. You made some excellent points there.

  22. 89 Year Old Defender says:

    Hey, I just noticed something. Docket Entry 35 on 12-08333 indicates “Notice of Motion & Motion” but when you pull up the docs, it is only 11 pages, and there is no Notice of Motion. Only the Motion itself can be downloaded. Thus, there is no indication of when the Motion is scheduled for.

    For opposing counsel, that would be confusing. Perhaps someone should bring this to the attention of opposing counsel, lest they be caught off guard. We wouldn’t want Herr Gibbs showing up to court with a left-field Motion that wasn’t properly noticed.

    Does anyone here have access to, or the email address of, opposing counsel? I would think this would be something he’d want to know about as soon as possible.

  23. Calli T says:

    Gibbs has obviously forgotten that part of his legal training that explained that Judge’s render decisions and not explanations. While a Judge MAY deign to explain his/her decision, it is not required. Indeed, doing so often opens up avenues for appeal that might not otherwise have existed. The fact that Judge Wright rendered a decision that, on the face of it, contradicted an earlier decision does not, in and of itself make the subsequent decision wrong or defective. Indeed, in the case at Bar, the Judge is merely exercising his judicial discretion in utliizing his overall knowledge of all of the cases before the Court, in rendering his latter decision. Perfectly reasonable, judicially sound and logical. Of course, those are three adjectives which I feel that Gibbs is not professionally cognizant of.
    Judge Wright should not recuse himself. There is no need. Gibbs is, in my view, using the Motion to disqualify as a tactic to delay compliance with the requirement to answer written interrogatories. I see a little thought balloon over his head as he dictated that drivel “But Your Honour, in all good conscience I couldn’t possibly let my client answer those questions; If I am successful in disqualifying Judge Wright, it calls into question the validity of his order to require answers!”
    I eagerly await rebuttal materials and/or the decision.

  24. 89 Year Old Defender says:

    More of all of this discussion needs to be Tweeted. And, re-Tweeted, again and again and again.

    As a humorous sidenote, it is surprising that no one here has caught on to the Richard & Lucy angle to this mess. While it is true, that is their names, it begs the adoption of “Ricky & Lucy.”

    While investigating this earlier today, you can only imagine how loudly I was laughing as I sat there and looked in amazement that Brett is renting from Ricky & Lucy. All we need now is a Fred & Ethel.

    • Calli T says:

      I missed Ricky and Lucy — Well caught. I would imagine that these are his parents. I wonder what Gibbs’ hourly rate is? The way he drafts, you’d think he is getting paid by the word!

  25. lkj says:

    So where’s today’s promised “explosive news?”

    • Calli T says:

      I think it is the post that Sunlust dismissed 34 lawsuits. See under Copyright Clerk.

    • Raul says:

      With the apparent implosion of Prenda’s operations occurring faster than anyone anticipated, every day seems to deliver yet another bomb. All I can say about the one SJD is working on now; you should be wearing a diaper before reading it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh boy! I misinterpreted SJD’s post and thought “today’s” breaking news was actually this post, but she was just too excited last night to wait.

        Can’t wait to see what tops this and the Sunlust meltdown, Prenda is beating my expectations all the time lately.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ah! I misinterpreted SJD’s post and thought “today’s” breaking news was this post, but she was just too excited last night to wait.

        Can’t wait to see what tops this and the Sunlust meltdown, Prenda is beating my expectations all the time lately.

  26. Dragon29 says:

    Please tell me that the man terrorizing Does all over the great state of California does NOT really live with/off his parents!?!? Something is wrong with this picture….

    • 89 Year Old Defender says:

      Oh yes, quite true. It’s a nice house, and certainly a nice place to live, but the house belongs ro Lucy & Ricky, not Brett (Little Ricky). There’s yet more to this story, but I have to be careful what is blogged. If you know where to look online, you can find out most anything about anyone and there’s a lot more to Little Ricky than has ever been known before. It just took being a little more pissed off than I previously was to start looking into him. He’s a piece of work.

      By the way, Lucy & Ricky live in Washington. They’ve got a nice house also. The question is, how much of the extortion money helped them get those houses? I also wonder if they are the ones who are actually receiving the money somehow, and perhaps laundering it. I’m entitled to wonder, and to my opinions. I think Lucy should be looked at a little closer. She’s an enrolled Tax Preparer and a CPA. What role did she have in “creating” AF Holdings and Ingenuity 13?

      And a final question, is St. Kitts & Nevis actually a house on Diamond Shore Lane in Sequim, Washington? Can you answer that one Little Ricky?

      • Irritated Troll Hater says:

        Why would anyone want to move from California to Sequim? I have never liked Sequim. I’m no where near there, but I have been there many times.

      • Irritated Troll Hater says:

        Well, I just did a little searching…. and yea….. nice house. Kind of pricy. Right on the water. Not to mention mom and pops have more (or had) homes than just Sequim and Brett’s.

      • Irritated Troll Hater says:

        Oh…… and my view of the water is much better!!!!!!

  27. Dragon29 says:

    Raul, the anticipation already had me on the edge of my seat…..now you’ve moved me to the floor! I feel like a kid at Christmas time……when is Santa coming already??

  28. Anonymous says:

    the thing that confuses me is that in the motion gibbs calls wright “honorable” and then proceeds to explain how wright is without honor…..

    • lkj says:

      No confusion here. There are times in every young lawyer’s career when he is tempted to type “Stupid A****** M************” instead of “Honorable,” just to see it on the screen and to have a good laugh. The first time the lawyer really does this, Murphy’s Law will kick in, he will hit the wrong key, and the document will be instantly uploaded to ECF. Better to always type “Honorable.”

  29. [...] the Prenda Law Inc., (AKA: Anti-Piracy Law Group) fiasco with “Alan Cooper” deepens, many of the other Plaintiff cases are progressing in some fashion.  In my previous post on [...]

  30. DimitraD says:

    Depression is something that will not disappear in the course of time. Alas, depression wants to take you over and become a major depressive disorder that is very difficult to manage.

  31. Anonymous says:

    It is pretty funny how completely made up Gibbs’ objections are: Pietz is simply seeking publicity and Wright is just prejudiced against porn. They make no sense at all, even at the most basic level.

    It’s seems clear that Gibbs isn’t going to answer the “Alan Cooper” questions whatever the court orders. I suspect we have much more fun in store.

  32. CTVic says:

    John Galt. Tyler Durden. Alan Cooper.

    Who is Alan Cooper?
    First time Gibbs was asked, he gave a generic non-answer (“I’m sure there’s lots of Alan Coopers”).
    Now, Gibbs is ordered to tell, so he points fingers at the judge who ordered him.

    Now … I’m the father of two young children. If the first response is a non-answer and the second response is a distraction, I know they are guilty as hell. Any reasonable person can see the simple tactics of a child trying to deflect, distract and otherwise wiggle out of a guilty association. Guilty as hell. That’s usually the point where I tell the kids that they’re only digging their hole deeper, so the best thing is to sit down, shut up and let me dig some garbage out from under the bed.

    It’s kind of a shame that the legal system isn’t nearly as efficient as my fathering skills. Hopefully it’s going to be ten times as amusing. My only fear is that the delay between due process and due action will let the masterminds cut ties and get clear of the ship before it sinks in slow, spectacular fashion.

  33. falcon789 says:

    ZDNet, Sex Tech: Prenda Law cries foul, Visa continues adult processing-

    http://www.zdnet.com/sex-tech-prenda-law-cries-foul-visa-continues-adult-processing-7000009401/

  34. Raul says:

    On 1-3 Pietz filed a request for leave to file an opposition to Gibbs’ motion to disqualify http://ia601508.us.archive.org/28/items/gov.uscourts.cacd.543744/gov.uscourts.cacd.543744.38.0.pdf and on 1-7 Gibbs filed his opposition to that request http://ia601508.us.archive.org/28/items/gov.uscourts.cacd.543744/gov.uscourts.cacd.543744.39.0.pdf.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s such amazing war-is-peace stuff from Gibbs:

      “Thus far, Attorney Morgan Pietz has submitted filings in approximately twenty cases in the Central District on the basis of the fact that he represents the putative John Doe in this case. However, Mr. Pietz has not offered a single shred of evidence to support this assertion. As it stands, Mr. Pietz could very well be intervening in all of these cases for his own ends, with no real client that he is defending.”

      Pietz is making multiple frivolous filings while representing a fictitious client. Ummm…yes…sure thing, Brett.

      I wonder if Gibbs’ next move will be to try and pick up his toys and go home because the judge has been so mean to him.

      • Anonymous says:

        Pathetisad. This isn’t even fun anymore, Gibbs isn’t even coming up with clever bullshit, the most remarkable thing here is that Prenda hasn’t dismissed the case yet.

        If only Gibbs would produce the very simple evidence proving there is a real Alan Cooper running Ingenuity 13 in Saint Kitts and Nevis, how stupid Pietz would look… One wonders why Gibbs doesn’t just do that…

    • Calli T says:

      My familiarity is not with the US courts. British and Canadian courts however, would never permit the filing of such drivel. There is no evidence. Absolute drivel.

  35. Raul says:

    This is no longer about Karma Police politely announcing they have a warrant it is about Karma SEAL Team 6 with an Executive Order.

  36. [...] The unbearable shrill of desperation. Brett Gibbs moves to disqualify Judge Otis Wright [...]

  37. [...] The unbearable shrill of desperation. Brett Gibbs moves to disqualify Judge Otis Wright [...]

  38. Raul says:

    Douchebag Gibbs’ motion was denied on 1-15 with Judge Fitzgerald finding “at most, Plaintiff demonstrates that Judge Wright is concerned with the potential for discovery abuse.” No shit, it is Prenda’s raison d’etre. http://ia601605.us.archive.org/15/items/gov.uscourts.cacd.543667/gov.uscourts.cacd.543667.19.0.pdf

    • Calli T says:

      So, how long before Gibbs appeals the decision and alleges that Justice Fitzgerald made the ruling simply because he’s friends with Justice Wright?

      • Anonymous says:

        Free tip to Brett: base your appeal on the fact that Fitzgerald is a gay, and therefore has a bias against straight pornography.

  39. [...] Raul on The unbearable shrill of desperation. Brett Gibbs moves to disqualify Judge Otis Wright [...]

  40. [...] to avoid answering the damning questions right after the failure of another attempt to do it by removing Judge Wright from the [...]

  41. [...] to let this issue go away, no matter how hard Gibbs tried him by multiple temper tantrums, attempts to remove the judge, and childish urge to simply run away from the tough [...]

  42. […] it took six months of inventive evasion, attempts to remove a judge from a case, lies, invoking the Fifth Amendment to finally come up with a crafty plot that for the first time […]

  43. […] heart of the Alan Cooper issue. And they got it. Gibbs response? “I think I’ll try to disqualify the Honorable Judge Wright for abhoring Plantiffs who try to protect their pornography […]

  44. […] one year ago Prenda was at the apogee of its Chutzpah. Trying to remove Judge Wright from the case with a forged copyright assignment was one of the major mistakes made by the arrogant […]

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