"When SCO filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it was widely seen as
a move to avoid the final steps in its case with Novell. On Nov.
27, however, the bankruptcy court lifted its stay on the Novell
trial, and so the SCO/Novell court case is once again free to
"In his decision, 'Granting Novell's Motion for Relief from the
Automatic Stay to Proceed with the Lawsuit', U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Judge Kevin Gross ruled that while 'The automatic stay is one of
the most fundamental protections provided to the debtor under the
Bankruptcy Code,'... 'the automatic stay is not meant to be
absolute, and in appropriate instances relief may be
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