So, these guys at Prenda. That's why I smell platypus $hit. Of course they know what the rules of law are, that's like the first year of law school. So they have an endgame, and THAT's what we need this judge to really get to the bottom of.
Don't know about you, but if I had to put a bet on who was going to come out on top with this one, I wouldn't bet against this particular judge.
Besides, the way they've boxed themselves in they can forget about an endgame. The best they can hope for is to try some delaying rear guard action with hopes they can cut a plea deal. And with this judge, I don't think there's much hope that's going to happen.
Prediction: I'll bet one or more of them try to do a bunk rather than face the music.