Wednesday, June 03, 2009

RIAA lawyers claim to be unavailable much of Summer for argument in Lava Records v. Amurao

The appellate argument in Lava Records v. Amurao, which had been scheduled for May 19th, but was adjourned without date because one of the RIAA lawyers claimed to have a trial that was commencing May 18th, is now awaiting rescheduling.

The same lawyer who requested the previous adjournment, Timothy Reynolds, now states he is unavailable for extensive periods during the summer. E.g., he blocks out the entire period from August 17th through September 18th.

As in his previous letter, in which he requested an adjournment, he does not:

-identify the conflicts; or
-state that he will personally be conducting the argument.

It is not known whether his previous claim of having a May 18th trial was true or not. We are unaware of any such trial.

Lava v. Amurao is the "throwing in the towel" attorneys fees appeal.

June 1, 2009, letter of Timothy Reynolds indicating periods of unavailability

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1 comment:

RTP said...

June 8 - June 19: Jammie Thomas
July 20 - August 7: Tenenbaum

Lower Court cases. Reynolds is asking for a slap. And both the above cases may be rescheduled.

I wouldn't think this can be ignored by the Second Circuit Appeals Court, but they seem to hand out free passes to HRO.