The RIAA's motion for "summary adjudication" was denied last week, and the jury trial in Virgin v. Thomas is now scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 2nd, at 9:00 AM, before Hon. Michael Davis, at the federal courthouse in Duluth, Minnesota:
417 Federal Building
515 W. 1st Street
Proceedings are open to the public.
This is a case in which the RIAA has no evidence that the defendant, Ms. Jammie Thomas, committed any copyright infringement. The RIAA has claimed that it will call Dr. Doug Jacobson and Cary Sherman as witnesses, as well as employees of the various record companies and of SafeNet/MediaSentry.
Ms. Thomas is represented by Brian Toder of Chestnut & Cambronne, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The RIAA is represented by Richard Gabriel and Timothy Reynolds of Holmes Roberts & Owen, located in Denver, Colorado.
This is believed to be the first jury trial since the RIAA began its litigation campaign more than 4 years ago.
Order Setting October 2nd as date certain for trial*
Plaintiffs' Statement of the Case*
Defendant's Statement of the Case*
Plaintiffs' Witness List*
Order Denying RIAA Motion for "Summary Adjudication"*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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