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Groklaw: Red Hat News - Lehman Brothers Threatened by SCO

Feb 17, 2004, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])


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"A faithful Groklaw run-to-the-courthouse volunteer has just returned from the Delaware courthouse. Some time this afternoon we should have the actual papers from Red Hat's filing. Basically, Red Hat is letting the judge know that SCO didn't tell her the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. For one thing, Lehman Brothers, a customer of Red Hat, got two threatening letters from SCO, threatening legal action over alleged copyright infringement, and their reply is attached to the motion. Clearly, they let her know, there is an imminent threat from SCO, making this a 'judiciable controversy,' an element they must prove to avoid dismissal of their action. For one thing, McBride's statements at Harvard that SCO would begin suing end users on February 18, Red Hat points out in its documents, is proof of an imminent threat. He copied down the 'Don't Contact Us Again' letter by hand and here is his report..."

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