As noted in The Register, the Thomas case surely marked a low point for both sides in the P2P wars. Now, Jammie Thomas has been fired by her own attorney who admittedly had no copyright or Digital Millennium Copyright experience. The lawyer for Ms. Thomas apparently encouraged her to take the case to trial on principle, turning a likely $2,000 settlement into a $222,000 judgment against her.
World's Dumbest File Sharer loses lawyer, sells knickers | The Register
Things are looking up for the World's Dumbest File Sharer, Jammie Thomas, who became the first American to go to court in a P2P case in October A jury of her peers found Thomas guilty of copyright infringement and set a fine of $222,000 - but now she's been dumped by the person most responsible for leaving her in this predicament (apart from Jammie herself) - her attorney Brian Toder. Click here to find out more! It was Toder who foolishly advised her to make a principled fight of the matter in court - thereby turning what would have been a $2,000 tax into a candidate for bankruptcy. And it was the sheer ineptness of Toder's defence strategy that led the jury to conclude she was taking the piss. (The no nonsense, blue collar jury resented having their time wasted, they later revealed).