In Capitol Records v. Thomas, the Court has adjourned the trial date from March 9, 2009, to May 11, 2009.
Additionally, the Court has ordered the parties to attend a settlement conference on March 30, 2009, and on March 31, 2009.
The adjournment was in response to an unopposed motion for continuance by defendant's counsel.
No reference is contained in the order to defendant's request for extension of the discovery deadline to enable defendant to retain an expert witness.
Motion for Continuance
February 9, 2009, Order, Adjourning Trial to May 11, 2009, and Scheduling Settlement Conference for March 30-31, 2009.
[Ed. note. A few observations: (1) Isn't it unusual to schedule a settlement conference for 2 days? I don't think I've ever seen that. (2) Isn't it surprising that the settlement conference is before District Judge Davis, rather than the Magistrate Judge? (3) Doesn't this adjournment obviate the RIAA's excuse for opposing giving Ms. Thomas a chance to retain her own expert witness with the $3000 grant she received from the Free Software Foundation's Expert Witness Defense Fund? -R.B.]
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