Thursday, March 29, 2007

Judge Rejects RIAA's New Attempt to Extend Attorneys Fee Discovery in Foster; Orders Production of Expert Reports by April 9th or be precluded

The RIAA's latest attempt to extend the discovery deadline for "reasonableness" of defendant's attorneys fees in Capitol v. Foster has been rejected by the Court.

Judge Lee R. West ordered the RIAA to produce its expert reports by April 9th at 10 AM, or else be precluded from introducing any expert reports:

March 29, 2007, Order Granting Motion to Compel*

The judge noted in a footnote that the RIAA's lawyers were operating under an "apparent misunderstanding of the Court's discovery orders".

The depositions of the RIAA's "expert" on attorneys fees is scheduled for April 11th.

The deadline for discovery on the "attorneys fees" issue is April 16th.

Ms. Foster is represented by Marilyn Barringer-Thomson of Oklahoma City.

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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4 comments:

Jadeic said...

The RIAA are slowly being backed into a corner. Under normal circumstances this would trigger a flight or fight response. With the possibilities of flight already serverely limited I wonder what fight they have left.This is gathering pace.

My apologies if I appear to have characterised the RIAA as some kind of rabid animal. It is entirely unintentional I assure you.

Dave

Alter_Fritz said...

With the possibilities of flight already serverely limited[...]

maybe Merl Ledford III should send in his plane for a rescue "flight" ;-)

ryan said...

My apologies if I appear to have characterised the RIAA as some kind of rabid animal. It is entirely unintentional I assure you. Good, kuz that it completely unfair to the animal :)

Ray Beckerman said...

They are just digging their hole deeper and deeper. Their arrogance has blinded them. They are a rabid animal.