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Groklaw: SCO Motion to Bifurcate in IBM Case

Mar 29, 2004, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamele Jones)

"What is so funny is just this morning, I got an email from one of the attorneys who explain this case to me behind the scenes and here is what he wrote:

"'I'm waiting for the Motion to Bifurcate. I'm sure SCO wants to split its hopeless claims from its less hopeless claims.'

"From the message, you can get what a motion to bifurcate is. The reasons for asking to bifurcate vary, but usually it's because you hope that if you settle one issue, you won't have to litigate the rest, or it will direct the rest in a way you would like. We'll have to wait to see the actual document to understand what their argument is..."

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