Monday, April 07, 2008

More ex parte communication coming up, this time in Atlantic v. Brennan

Thanks to "Jadeic (Dave)" for bringing this to our attention.

The RIAA's motion for a "status conference" with Judge Arterton, whose decision in Atlantic v. Brennan was the first of three recent decisions to explicitly reject the RIAA's "making available" theory, has been granted.

A conference has been scheduled for Monday, April 14th, at 10:30 A.M.

And the public will not be able to attend, since it will be a telephone conference.

Mr. Brennan, who is in default, probably does not even know about it, so it will wind up being yet another ex parte conversation.

The docket entry reads as follows:

Order on Motion for Conference
Docket Text: ORDER granting [13] Motion for Status Conference; Telephonic Status Conference will be held on 4/14/2008 at 10:30 AM before Judge Janet Bond Arterton. Signed by Judge Janet Bond Arterton on 4/4/08. (Padgett, G.)

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1 comment:

Rick Boatright said...

Is there any way to find and contact Mr Brennen to let him know that the Judge has worked so hard on his behalf?

This seems so "odd" but then, I can not imagine being in default either, I would at a minimum have communicated with the court and lawyers on my own behalf. It seems so ODD.