Thursday, April 16, 2009

RIAA changing local counsel in Boston?

In SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum, and all of the other Massachusetts cases, the RIAA appears to be switching local counsel from Robinson & Cole to Dwyer & Collora, the firm which argued the First Circuit appeal on video streaming.

Judge Gertner, the judge presiding over all of the RIAA cases in Massachusetts, is a former partner in Dwyer & Collora.

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Unknown said...

Is this their way of shopping for a new judge?

Does the Judge have to recuse himself now, because they switched counsel?

RedShirt said...

Maybe it's just me, or did the RIAA do this on purpose in order to have Judge Gertner recuse herself from these cases?

I wouldn't put it past these RIAA scumbags would sink to this level (and lower).

Anonymous said...

Sebastien, RedShirt,

Even if they're scheming to do that and are successful, don't you think the old and new judge won't take kindly to it? Gives a bad impression.


Anonymous said...

With all due respect, I think they wouldn't care because no judge has yet to slap them down for their behavior.

Unknown said...

What anonymous said.

No Judge has yet slapped them down for any of their behaviors.
There's been one or two Sternly worded comments, but nothing of real substance or weight.