Friday, May 01, 2009

RIAA withdraws judgment enforcement motion in collection case, RIAA v. Viola

In a Massachusetts collection case, RIAA v. Viola, the RIAA has withdrawn its motion to enforce judgment.

The sole reason offered in the motion papers is that "Plaintiff no longer wishes to bring this action against the debtor.

Motion to withdraw judgment enforcement motion

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Anonymous said...

Isn't this one of the cases where the RIAA turned it over to another attorney? If so, it looks like that attorney actually has conscience and a soul. Either that or this attorney, Mr. Mann, sees what kind of B.S. the RIAA has been pulling and wanted no part of it.

raybeckerman said...

It appears that the RIAA has had a practice of assigning the default judgments to itself, and hiring a collection attorney. I'm not sure, but I think this is the 3rd Massachusetts collection case which this attorney has been involved in of which I am aware. The other 2 cases he withdrew based upon having been furnished incorrect information. This one he has not withdrawn; he's only withdrawn the motion to take the judgment debtor's deposition.

I can only guess as to what is going on here behind the scenes, but my impression is that Mr. Mann is not the same kind of lackey that the RIAA usually employs.