Monday, March 09, 2009

Judge denies motion to compel Matthew Oppenheim deposition, suggests motion was frivolous, in SONY BMG Music v. Tenenbaum

In SONY BMG Music v. Tenenbaum, Judge Gertner issued an order denying defendant's motion to compel the deposition of Matthew Oppenheim, and suggesting that the motion was frivolous.

Order denying motion to compel deposition of Matthew Oppenheim

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Another Kevin said...

I wonder whether the Judge will allow for any Rule 30(b)6 witness for the RIAA in these proceedings, or whether Tenenbaum's legal team will defend against an accuser without a face. At this point, I cynically suspect that the RIAA could put Oppenheim forward as their 30(b)6 designate, concurrently claim privilege, and leave Tenenbaum with nobody to depose, without the Judge batting an eyelash.

Anonymous said...

Has our legal system of justice gone to "the dark side"?

Oldphart in Kansas

Travis said...

So the deposition is frivolous but the whole lawsuit isn't?

Anonymous said...


Excellent, and very pithy, point.

{The Common Man Speaking}

Randy said...

IANAL, so would someone please translate what happened here.

Tenenbaum wanted to ask Oppenheim questions, but the judge said "No, because it's against the rules."

What are the rules?


Anonymous said...

Honestly, someone should provide this Judge with a laptop, Internet connection and a desktop shortcut to this blog. Sounds like he's misinformed, about a number of things.