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Two on SCO Group v. IBM Lawsuit

Mar 28, 2003, 14:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland, Peter Williams)

CNET News: IBM Hires Boies' Ex-firm in SCO Lawsuit

"IBM has begun its legal response to the billion-dollar lawsuit filed against it by SCO Group, seeking to move the suit from Utah state to federal court and hiring the law firm that formerly employed SCO's high-powered attorney.

"Representing IBM in the case is Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which will take on the high-profile David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner in the SCO Group lawsuit. Boies worked for Cravath, Swaine & Moore for most of his career between 1966 and 1997, rising to partner and defending IBM in its years-long antitrust suit brought by the federal government...

"In a filing Wednesday, IBM said the case is better suited to federal court because the dispute involves parties from different states. IBM representatives weren't immediately available for comment..."

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VNUnet: SCO Lawsuit 'Won't Hurt UnitedLinux'

"SCO Group's $1bn court battle with IBM over its use of Unix code is not affecting UnitedLinux, according to the head of the consortium.

"This is despite recent negative comments about SCO's decision to pursue the lawsuit from fellow UnitedLinux co-founders SuSE and Connectiva.

"Paula Hunter, general manager at UnitedLinux, told vnunet.com in an exclusive interview: 'The lawsuit has nothing to do with UnitedLinux. It is not having any impact. We are continuing as before...'"

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