Wednesday, March 14, 2007

April 13th Set as Date for Pre-Trial Conference in Elektra v. Santangelo

Judge McMahon has set April 13th as the date for the pre-trial conference in Elektra v. Santangelo:

Notice of Pre-Trial Conference*

The conference is open to the public.

This is the case against Patti Santangelo, which the RIAA has been trying to withdraw "without prejudice".

Ms. Santangelo is represented by Jordan Glass of Valhalla, New York,

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why did her attorney agree to their request for more time to answer?

Ray Beckerman said...

It's normal for attorneys to grant courtesies of that nature to oppposing attorneys.

If lawyers didn't do that there would be an awful lot of unnecessary letters and telephone calls to the judges.

ryan said...

Of course, it also makes RIAA look a bit petty if they object to anyone else filing late or requesting extension. So it’s a nice game of give and take.

Ray Beckerman said...

Lawyers really aren't supposed to bust each other's chops over adjournments.

Alter_Fritz said...

So it’s a nice game of give and take.

OMG! NOOO!
give and take that sounds like "tit for tat" bittorrent, sharing is caring, we learned to behave nice to others already in our kindergardentime- behaviour.
Ryan, YOU can never become a RIAA lawyer, you have the wrong attitude; "give" how do you dare?!

;-)

ryan said...

Ryan, YOU can never become a RIAA lawyer, you have the wrong attitude; "give" how do you dare?!

Darn, oh well on to my back-up plan of taking over the world :D

Alter_Fritz said...

Ray, back to topic: what typicly happends on a pre-trial conference?

( I doubt it is interesting stuff that would be worth to catch an intercontinental plane to attend this public date?!)