Lawyer Gets 14 Years In Prison In Porn Trolling SchemeU.S. District Judge Joan Ericksen told Paul Hansmeier during sentencing that it was almost incalculable how much his abuse of trust harmed the administration of justice.
Attorney Pleads Guilty In Porn Copyright Infringement SchemeCourt documents say 45-year-old John Steele and his partner Paul Hansmeier placed pornographic movies on file sharing websites.
Man Pleads Guilty In Porn Extortion CaseA former Chicago lawyer who threatened to sue thousands of people who downloaded pornographic video pleaded guilty to fraud charges.
Attorneys Charged In Porn Extortion CaseUnited States Attorney Andy Luger calls them corrupt lawyers who abused the court system they took an oath to protect.
Minn. Supreme Court Suspends Lawyer Who Filed Dozens Of ADA LawsuitsAn attorney who blindsided small businesses by suing them has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law for the way he handled past copyright cases.
Group Works To Keep Disability Lawsuits From Bankrupting Small BusinessesAction is being taken to stop an attorney suing small businesses around Minnesota. The suits claim discrimination against people with disabilities, But experts close to the cases claim the attorney seeks a payday through a settlement.
Lawyer Behind Disabilities Act Lawsuits Declares BankruptcyThe attorney who made headlines for suing small businesses that can't afford to fight back has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Paul Hansmeier sues businesses, claiming discrimination against people with disabilities. Disability experts believe his motive is to make money, not make businesses more accessible, as he proclaims.
Business Owners Question Motive Of Disabilities Act LawsuitsDozens of small businesses in Minnesota are dealing with a legal headache that's costing them thousands of dollars.