In the RIAA's Port Huron, Michigan, case against 14-year old Brittany Chan (see RIAA Deliberately sues 14-year old), the Court conducted a hearing on Thursday, January 5, 2006, in order to determine the RIAA's motion for appointment of a guardian ad litem to protect the interests of the defendant.
The hearing took place at the federal courthouse in Port Huron, Michigan.
Only the attorneys spoke; no testimony of witnesses was elicited.
The hearing dealt with such questions as
(a) if a guardian ad litem were to be appointed, who would pay his or her fees?
(b) who will pay the fees of the guardian's attorney?
(c) was it a violation of the court rules for the RIAA lawyer to use the minor's name in the caption?
The judge took the case under submission, and will issue a written decision in due course.
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