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Week 2, Day 7 of SCO v. Novell Trial - More McBride and Botosan Opens a Door - Updated

Mar 18, 2010, 11:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Here is Part 1 of Chris Brown's report, with more to follow:

"Part 1 - The "Botosan" Issues

"The entire day was used to (nearly) finish the testimony of Darl McBride on direct by Mr. Singer and cross-examination by Novell's Mr. Eric Acker. SCO expects perhaps a "few more minutes" to complete redirect then perhaps a half hour for Novell's "re-cross." This will occur tomorrow morning.

"As yesterday, Mr. McBride looked well-prepared and directed many of his answers to Mr. Singer's questions directly to the jury. Answers to Mr. Acker's questions were directed to Mr. Acker.

"Before court began, it was heard that Novell had some issues regarding SCO's witness, Christine Botosan, they wished to discuss with the judge. The court clerk asked if they wished the judge to be alerted and start early to hear it. Novell indicated they did and Judge Stewart opened court at 08:25.

"Novell's Sterling Brennan told Judge Stewart that an issue has come up and Novell, not wanting there to be any evidentiary surprises, wanted to tell the judge about it. He said SCO will be calling Dr. Botosan to testify. Her analysis runs through 2007. He discusses various events in the case and SCO's history that had an impact on SCO's stock history. He specifically mentions various individual rulings by Judge Kimball and the market reaction to them. Mr. Brennan opined that if SCO presents her testimony, SCO will be opening the door to be cross-examined on these events."

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