We have just learned of a pro se litigant in Alabama defeating the RIAA's summary judgment motion:
November 9, 2006, Decision Denying Summary Judgment in Motown v. Liggins, 05-cv-273, M.D. Alabama* (also reported at 2006 WL 3257792)
A pro se litigant is a person representing himself, without an attorney.
The court ruled as follows:
[T]here is a genuine issue of material fact that precludes granting summary judgment: whether Defendant copied or distributed any of Plaintiffs' recordings. In his responses to the requests for admissions, Plaintiff did not admit that he copied or distributed any of Plaintiffs' recordings. Plaintiffs have not demonstrated the absence of a genuine issue of material fact, and their motion is therefore due to be denied.
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