Updates on the cases
Posted Mar 7, 2008 5:34 UTC (Fri) by JesseW
Parent article: BusyBox settles another lawsuit
All the cases were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
I last reported on the status of the cases on Dec 16, 2007, in this LWN comment.
In Andersen et al v. Verizon Communications, Inc. ( 1:07-cv-11070-LTS ), since then, there have been 7 fillings, none of particular substance. On Dec 19, 2007, an Affidavit of Service was filed, showing that Verizon had gotten the Complaint. Then came one time extension, a note showing Verizon got the message about the pre-trial conference (scheduled for Mar 7, 2008), two more time extensions, then a letter from the SFLC asking to put off the pre-trial conference until April (the judge agreed, it's now scheduled for Apr 9, 2008) and another time extension, putting Verizon's deadline up to Mar 14, 2008. In effect, nothing particular has happened, at least not in public view. This makes some sense, since Verizon is a much larger organization than any of the previous defendants, so it makes sense that they would take longer to realize they have no defense to speak of.
In Andresen et al v. High-Antennas, L.L.C. ( 1:07-cv-10456-LBS ), since I last checked, there were two extensions of time (final deadline was: Mar 1, 2008), followed by the note of voluntary dismissal on Mar 3, 2008.
In Andersen et al v. Xterasys Corporation (1:07-cv-10455-PKC ), the only new filing was the dismissal note, filed on Dec 17, 2007.
And that's it. Only the Verizon case is still open. I wonder when the SFLC will file the next batch...
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