In two new cases brought in Brooklyn federal court, against different Queens men, the defendants have challenged the RIAA's practice of designating each case it brings in Brooklyn federal court as "related" to all the other cases it has brought, thus ensuring that all of the cases will be assigned to District Judge David G. Trager and Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy.
The names of the cases are Elektra v. Torres and Maverick v. Chowhdhury.
The defendants' letters pointed out to the Court that
-the defendants are unrelated
-the defendants have nothing to do with each other
-each case has its own factual matrix and
-the disposition of any one case has no effect on the disposition of any other case.
April 11, 2007, Letter of Ray Beckerman in Elektra v. Torrres*
RIAA Cover Sheet and Rule 7.1 Statement in Elektra v. Torrres*
April 12, 2007, Letter of Ray Beckerman in Maverick v. Chowdhury*
RIAA Cover Sheet and Rule 7.1 Statement in Maverick v. Chowdhury*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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