Monetary awards

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Total Attorneys Fees & Sanctions: $558,255.36 + Smith's Appeal costs (TBD)

(not including interest)

Total Attorneys Fees & Sanctions Paid: $35,806.93 (Navasca, Trinh, Magsumbol)

Total Bonds Paid: $524,883.66 (Ingenuity vs Doe $237,583.66; Lightspeed v. Smith $287,300)


List of all monetary awards to defendants

  • AF Holdings vs Trinh
    • Awarded $9,425.00 against AF Holdings in attorneys fees on May 24, 2013
    • Appealed. Appeal tossed for nonpayment of fees.
    • STATUS: Paid December 6 2013
  • Guava vs Merkel
    • Awarded $63,367.52 against Guava, Michael Dugas, and Alpha Law Firm (Paul Hansmeier's firm) in attorneys fees and costs on July 8, 2013
    • Multiple attorneys were awarded fees
    • STATUS: Unknown?
  • AF Holdings vs Joe Navasca
    • Awarded $22,531.93 against AF Holdings in attorneys fees on July 22, 2013
    • STATUS: Paid December 5 2013
  • Lightspeed Media Corporation vs Anthony Smith
    • Entire judgement jointly and severally liable between Lightspeed Media Corporation, Paul Duffy, Paul Hansmeier and John Steele
    • Defendant awarded $72,367.00 in Attorney's fees (plus $7,236.70 in March 2014 -> $79,603.70)
    • AT&T awarded $118,766.76 in Attorney's fees, and $870.29 in costs ($119,637.05 total) (plus $11,963.75 [sic] in March 2014 -> $131,600.80)
    • Comcast awarded $57,144.28 in Attorney's fees, and $806.98 in costs ($69,021.26 total) (plus $6,902.13 in March 2014 -> $75,923.39)
    • STATUS: Ordered November 27, 2013, unpaid. Motion for contempt filed December 27, 2013. Appeals filed by Duffy, Hansmeier, Steele. Following a hearing on February 13, 2014, an order filed on March 24 reaffirmed the order, imposed 0.13% interest on the unpaid amount (about $339/year for the original amount), added 10% to the amounts ($26,102.58 total), and if the amount is unpaid by March 31, added a penalty of $500/day for the first 30 days and $1000/day thereafter.
    • Bond for $287,300 posted and approved 4 April.
    • APPEALED. 7th Circuit denied appeal, and awarded Smith's costs for the appeal, to be paid joint & severally by Paul Duffy, Paul Hansmeier and John Steele.
  • AF Holdings vs. Magsumbol
    • Awarded $3850.00 in attorney's fees on July 29, 2013
    • STATUS: Paid December 6, 2013
  • Prenda Law v. Godfread et al
    • Awarded $26,452.50 (requested amount, 7 February) in fees/sanctions on January 23, 2014 (amount to be set June 12, 2014 following filings)
    • STATUS: Awaiting rulings/filings.