Thursday, November 13, 2008

Marie Lindor files Rule 11 motion against RIAA lawyers in UMG v. Lindor

In UMG Recordings v. Lindor, Ms. Lindor has filed a motion for sanctions under Rule 11 against the RIAA's lawyers, based upon their motion for "discovery sanctions" and voluntary dismissal.

Her papers incorporate by reference the papers she had served in opposition to the RIAA's motion.

The Rule 11 motion was served on October 22, 2008, and filed today.

Notice of motion and declaration
Supplemental declaration

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This man wonders which particulars of one's law school education and training deal with matters exactly such is this; this being the filing of Rule 11 motions for sanctions and the circumstances in when they are appropriate? Are these matters covered extensively in a lawyer's training, or normally only passed over briefly?

{The Common Man Speaking}

Jadeic said...

Ouch!

bbsux said...

Ray,
Good for you. I can't seriously believe the RIAA thought they could file that and get away with it!!

Z said...

I really hope this gets the serious consideration it deserves. The claims made by RIAA-sanctioned legal teams have too often been left unchallenged by even common sense, let alone proper legal conduct. This is about Law, not political posturing, and it's dealing with lives that are being ruined by policy publicly admitted to be just examples for a failed deterrent model.

bbsux said...

Ray,
How long do judges usually take to rule on Rule 11 sanctions?

Anonymous said...

to bbsux:

It probably takes them as long as they want to rule. As much as anyone else here, I would LOVE to see the RIAA attorneys get the WWF Smackdown in a cage match by Ray.

But if I remember correctly, Rule 11 sanctions can utterly ruin someones law career. Even though these RIAA attorneys are the scum of the Earth (or Universe / Multiverse), the judge will probably not want to apply these sanctions lightly.

I just hope that he does.