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SCO Files Motion for Judgment As a Matter of Law, or For a New Trial

Apr 29, 2010, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"SCO has filed its "renewed" motion for judgment "as a matter of law", with its supporting memorandum. They ask the judge to rule over the heads of the jury and decide that the jury "simply got it wrong" when it ruled that SCO didn't get the copyrights in 1995 from Novell. In the alternative, they'd like a new trial.

"See, this is the problem with loaning money to SCO. They don't ever want this dance to end. The rest of the world gets it. SCO lost, by judge (Dale Kimball) and now by jury. They'd like this to be over. And us, the musicians, so to speak, at the dance? We're tired and we want SCO to stop already so we can pack up and go home and get some sleep. And no, this isn't normal, stretching a case that was hopeless from day one into what looks to become a more than decade-long event.

"And can you imagine the international outcry if the judge were to grant a request like this?

"...SCO told the world that it wanted its day in court. When Judge Kimball ruled against SCO on summary judgment and then after a bench trial of the remaining issues, it howled to the Court of Appeals that it wanted a jury trial instead. It got it. The jury told SCO the same thing Judge Kimball told them: they don't own the copyrights they've been trying to bully the Linux world with since 2003. The market tells them the same thing. Now they want a new judge to overrule the jury, or they want a new jury and a do over."

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