Thursday, November 30, 2006

Judge Extends Discovery Cutoff in Lindor Until 60 Days After RIAA Furnishes Defendant with Hard Drive Report

Magistrate Judge Levy has extended the discovery cutoff in UMG v. Lindor to 60 days after the RIAA turns over its hard drive report:

November 29, 2006, Order Extending Discovery Cutoff to 60 Days After RIAA Produces Hard Drive Report*

Ms. Lindor had sought an extension of her time to complete the hard drive interrogatories and deposition:

November 28, 2006, Letter of Ray Beckerman (Hard Drive Deposition Deadline)*
Attachment (Copy of August 3, 2006, Order)*

The RIAA opposed it unless they too could have an extension of the discovery cutoff to enable them to subpoena the computers of Ms. Lindor's son and nephew.

November 28, 2006, Letter of Richard L. Gabriel Requesting Mutual Extension of Discovery Cutoff*

Ms. Lindor opposed the RIAA's request for an extension of its own discovery cutoff:

November 28, 2006, Letter of Ray Beckerman Responding to RIAA Request*

The judge's ruling grants Ms. Lindor's request, but (a) also grants the RIAA an extension, and (b) leaves the close of discovery open ended at this point. The judge's ruling does not decide whether or not the RIAA's argument, that it should be entitled to subpoena the computers of Ms. Lindor's son and nephew, neither of whom reside with her, has merit.

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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