Friday, February 16, 2007

Magistrate Judge Denies Defendant's Motion to Compel Discovery Responses on Record Company Employees' Use of P2P to Transmit Songs to Radio Stations

In UMG v. Lindor, Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy has denied Ms. Lindor's application for an order compelling the plaintiffs to respond to her interrogatory and document request relating use by record company employees of p2p file sharing as a means of transmitting songs to radio stations:

February 16, 2007, Order of Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy denying defendant's application for order compelling responses to Interrogatory 5 and Document Request 4*

* Document published online at Internet Law & Regulation

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Anonymous said...

[...]for the reasons set forth in my prior rulings and in plaintiffs letter opposition dated
September 13, 2007.

Ok, I found the September letter * but what prior rulings does the Honorable Judge Levy refer to?



raybeckerman said...

I do not know what prior rulings he is referring to.

The only prior ruling was at the conference on July 25th.

That day one thing we discussed was interrogatory number 5 and document request number 4 relating to plaintiffs' employees' use of p2p file sharing. At the conference I agreed to limit it to plaintiffs' employees' use of p2p file sharing to send song files to radio stations. Mr. Gabriel said he would have to check with his clients to see if they agreed to it. The judge said 'no, it's not necessary for you to check with your client, I'm ordering it'.

So I am as baffled as you are.

Anonymous said...

What's the next move then? File for reconsideration? Something else?

raybeckerman said...

Dear billb

I hope you're not directing that question to me.