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How the Trial Will Go, Beginning [Today] (SCO v. Novell)

Apr 29, 2008, 12:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"The trial in SCO v. Novell--which has morphed into exclusively Novell's counterclaims against SCO--begins tomorrow morning, and the parties have filed a Joint Pretrial Stipulation and then an Amended one. For purposes of this trial, Novell is the plaintiff and SCO the defendant, so Novell will be going first. Thanks to the Stipulation, we know how the trial is structured. Each side will limit itself to 10 hours. It's 10 hours sort of like football, though, so don't imagine it will all be over in, say, a long day or two days. A football team might have a minute left on the clock, but it takes a half hour to play it out. Similarly here, 10 hours each doesn't count things like conferences with the judge at the bench and things like that..."

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