Friday, August 25, 2006

RIAA Wants to Have Their Lawyer in the Room During Videoconference Deposition in UMG v. Lindor; Ms. Lindor Also Asks for Summary Judgment Again

The RIAA is taking the position that the witness they wish to produce for UMG, Interscope, and Motown, should have her deposition taken in Los Angeles by videoconference, with their lawyer physically in the room, while Ms. Lindor's lawyer has to be 3000 miles away.
August 25, 2006, Letter of Richard L. Gabriel*

Ms. Lindor's lawyer opposes this, saying that the only possible reason for this would be to enable coaching. He pointed out that if the RIAA could afford to send Mr. Gabriel to Los Angeles, it could afford to pay for a coach ticket and motel room to enable Ms. Lindor's lawyer to go to Los Angeles too:
August 25, 2006, Letter of Ray Beckerman*

Additional commentary:

In another development in the Lindor case, Ms. Lindor is asking for permission to go ahead with her summary judgment motion, which she first requested in February.
August 25, 2006, Letter of Morlan Ty Rogers, Requesting Permission to Proceed with Summary Judgment Motion*

* Document is published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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1 comment:

Alter_Fritz said...

Ray, what do you thing about those RIAA and their toadies? They are no bad guys!

Of course Mr. Gabriel does not want to coach the witness. How can you even think this absurd thought?

UMG is just concerned that you will cause her so much stress by questioning her over a videocamera and a TV that the risk is possible that she will give birth too early.

Maybe Mr. Gabriel is not only a Lawyer but also a well trained male midwife, and thats the ONLY reason to have him -but not you- physicly present?