SD Times: A Timetable for Evidence
Jul 31, 2003, 20:30 (10 Talkback[s])
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"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...'"