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SD Times: A Timetable for Evidence

Jul 31, 2003, 20:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Yvonne L. Lee)

[ Thanks to David for this link. ]

"The two sides in the SCO Group's lawsuit against IBM Corp. over Unix intellectual property rights have agreed on a schedule of pretrial events, making moot an Aug. 13 conference to do just that, said Brent Hatch, one of the attorneys for SCO.

"Hatch, son of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, said the schedule will soon be available from the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. He provided no other information about the lawsuit. But even as the case moves from the court of public opinion into a court of law, observers believe that the case ultimately will be resolved without a trial.

"'Forget trial, forget Perry Mason,' said Lawrence Rosen, a Ukiah, Calif., attorney who specializes in technology law. 'In maybe 2 to 4 percent of the cases, you get to a trial. The rest get settled. It is rare for civil cases to go to trial...'"

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