The motion made by defendants Victor Torres and Fazlul Chowdhury in Elektra v. Torres, to restore the rule of random assignment of cases to judges by lot, rather than permitting the RIAA to designate all of its cases as "related", has now been fully briefed, as the RIAA filed its opposition papers on Monday and defendants filed their reply papers today.
Until now, the RIAA has been designating all of its cases in Brooklyn Federal Court -- covering Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties -- as "related cases", thus ensuring their assignment to District Judge David G. Trager and Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy.
RIAA Opposition Memorandum*
Defendants' Reply Memorandum*
* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation
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