In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Kruger, the Michigan case targeting Northern Michigan University student Brittany Kruger, the Court has granted Ms. Kruger's motion for appointment of pro bono counsel, and has referred the matter to the Magistrate Judge for appointment of such counsel.
Defendant's motion for appointment of pro bono counsel
Order granting defendant's motion for appointment of pro bono counsel
[Ed. note. This could be a great precedent for defendants. If other courts follow suit, and appoint pro bono counsel to represent the defendants in these cases, it will level the playing field considerably. Most gratifying to see this ruling. -R.B.]
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