In Capitol Records v. Thomas, Jammie Thomas's lawyer has made his second motion for permission to withdraw from the case.
According to Mr. Toder's motion papers, the RIAA does not object to his withdrawal, but does object to the Court's granting Ms. Thomas any continuance.
Motion for leave to withdraw
Declaration of Jammie Thomas
Memorandum of Brian Toder
[Ed. note. Coming from any other attorneys in the world, it would be beyond belief that the plaintiffs' attorneys would object to a continuance. Only RIAA lawyers would do that. I predict that the judge will grant Ms. Thomas a reasonable continuance notwithstanding the RIAA's objection. To you law students and young lawyers out there, the RIAA's refusal to permit a reasonable continuance in a situation like this is not acceptable behavior by an attorney at law. Were I the judge I would impose Rule 11 sanctions. -R.B.]
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