I think two suits between two companies tend to be long drawn out affairs, due to the number
of documents that tend to get requisitioned and number of people to talk to, and the sheer
amount of money meaning that no stone goes unturned. Novell v. SCO wasn't that slow, and I
think SCO v. IBM would have gone a lot quicker if IBM had the slightest bit of culpability and
thus a reason not to let SCO take as much rope as it wanted.