Judge Trager has denied the motions by defendants in two Brooklyn cases, Maverick v. Chowdhury and Elektra v. Torres, for random judicial assignment of RIAA cases.
Judge Trager held that the cases should all continue to be assigned just to himself and Magistrate Judge Levy.
In his decision denying the defendants' motion, Judge Trager said that (a) many of the defendants have retained the same attorneys, (b) there have been approximately 350 RIAA cases in the Eastern District of New York, and (c) Magistrate Levy has brought about "equitable settlements".
[Ed. Note. I wonder how many of the defendants think the settlements were "equitable". - R.B.]
December 18, 2007, Decision and Order Denying Motion for Random Assignment of Cases*
December 18, 2007, Order Denying Motion for Random Assignment of Cases*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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