Just had some good news forwarded to me from Florida. It appears the wonder Troll Terik Hashmi has some serious explaining to do to Judge Robert Hinkle, Northern District of FL.
In the Feb 12, Show Cause Order (Hashmi_Stay_of_27Cases), the judge consolidated 27 of Hashmi’s cases and effectively places them on hold until the judge decides if they should be dismissed because Hashmi lives in Florida, but is not a member of the FL bar. The judge has also hinted that other sanctions may be appropriate for this offense.
The decision made by Judge Hinkle could lead to dismissals for each of the 27 cases involving some of the top studios in the adult entertainment business, including Elegant Angel, Third Degree, Media Products Inc., Wicked Pictures, Digital Sin, Devil's Film, Zero Tolerance, Metro Interactive LLC and others.
According to an XBiz story, Hinkle's order stays the proceedings and instructs counsel for the plaintiffs to cease all efforts to settle with the Doe defendants or collect on settlements related to these suits.
"Mr. Hashmi must show cause by March 9 why these cases should not be dismissed on the ground that he has no authority to practice law in Florida or in this court," Hinkle said in the order.