The motion for substitution of attorneys in Capitol Records v. Thomas has been granted.
The Court also issued an amended Trial Notice, which retains the June 15th trial date.
The withdrawing attorneys issued the following press release:
A few hours ago Chief United States Court District Judge granted Brian Toder’s motion to withdraw as defendant’s counsel and to substitute in his stead K.A.D. Camara of Camara & Sibley of Houston, Texas with local counsel Garrett Blanchfield of Reinhardt, Wendorf & Blanchfield of St. Paul, Minnesota. The trial date of June 15th in Duluth, Minnesota remains unchanged.Order granting motion to substitute attorneys
I have met with my partners and am pleased to announce that our firm will never seek any additional payment from Jammie Thomas for the considerable work we have done in her case. If we are to receive any funds from this case, it will be solely from plaintiffs if Ms. Thomas-Rasset ultimately becomes the prevailing party which we believe is highly possible given the caliber of the counsel and amici on her side.
I would like to thank Ray Beckerman, personally, for the help he gave us in acquiring local counsel, the help he has and continues to give others, but mainly for his tireless and noble efforts championing the cause against the destructive course of action taken by the RIAA.
Finally, I hope we are remembered not for withdrawing, but for the considerable time and expense we provided before we could no longer afford to stay in Jammie’s fight. Her interests are now well served, and we wish her well.
Brian N. Toder
Amended notice of trial
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