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Trial in SCO v. Novell Now Scheduled for 15 Days Beginning March 8

Jan 07, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In any case, we need to begin thinking about covering that many days of a trial. The cost for transcripts for something like this is way beyond our capabilities. So I'm asking the parties if they would please consider providing a copy of their transcripts when they order them? This is an historic case, one that will go down in history, I'm sure, no matter how it ends. So please would you consider the children, so to speak, the coming generations who will want to study and learn about this litigation?

"And if anyone knows anyone who can take notes and will volunteer to attend a day or two or all of it, this is the moment for us to start to get prepared.

"Interestingly, originally Judge Dale Kimball's schedule for the trial set 21 days. If you'd like to compare, here is that schedule. No cut off scheduled for the days either, but in fact each day ended at around 2 PM. Of course, the trial got whittled down after so many claims were decided on summary judgment and because a lot got sent to arbitration in Switzerland. Here's what the parties thought was left to try after the summary judgment motions were decided. And then it was decided there'd be no jury. And then SCO filed for bankruptcy on the eve of trial, and after the stay was lifted, a 4-day bench trial was scheduled and held beginning on April 29, 2008 on some money matters, with mixed results, then came SCO's appeal, and here we are."

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