Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Contested Case in Brooklyn, Elektra v. Schwartz

A disabled mother, who has never engaged in file sharing or downloading, has been sued in Brooklyn, in Elektra v. Schwartz. She has interposed a counterclaim for attorneys fees, and has asked the Court for a premotion conference, or waiver of such a conference, so that she can proceed with a motion for summary judgment:

Answer and Counterclaim*
Exhibit A to Answer and Counterclaim (Amicus Brief in Capitol Records v. Debbie Foster)*
October 28, 2006, Letter of Ray Beckerman to Judge Trager (In connection with summary judgment motion)*
November 1, 2006, Letter of Richard J. Guida to Judge Trager (In connection with summary judgment motion)*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

Commentary & discussion:
"RIAA sues multiple sclerosis Mum" (p2pnet)
Digital Music Weblog

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