Saturday, February 28, 2009

Default judgment opened in Brooklyn in Virgin Records v. Young

In a case in Brooklyn, Virgin Records v. Young, the plaintiffs' default judgment has been vacated, and the defendant has retained counsel.

Motion to Vacate Default Judgment
Docket sheet

The following docket entry appears for the February 19th conference:

02/19/2009 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy: Victor Kao, Yvette Dudley. Ms. Dudley will file a notice of appearance. Mr. Kao will (1) advise defendant's counsel shortly of the date of the alleged infringement, as there is a question whether defendant was residing at the service address at the time; and (2) make a settlement demand. The parties will then attempt to settle the case before litigation costs mount. Discovery deadline 8/31/09. Next conference 9/9/09 at 2:00 (tel).Initial Conference Hearing held on 2/19/2009 (Levy, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2009)

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Another Kevin said...

Which one is guilty of a fraud upon the Court? The landlady's boyfriend who accepted service, or the process server who returned affidavit of service, or both? Not that either one will ever face the accusation.

I'm mildly surprised that HRO didn't contest Young's appearance. Forcing the defendant to face a hearing about appearance of counsel would be about their speed.

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