Novell's Motion to Allow Evidence: SCO Opened the Door
Mar 13, 2010, 04:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Yesterday, at the end of the day at the trial of SCO
v. Novell, there was a discussion of whether certain evidence could
be let in after all, due to something SCO said. Judge Ted Stewart
asked Novell to put it in the form of a motion, and they have.
"SCO accused Novell in its opening argument four times of
slander of title "to this very day". And in questioning Duff
Thompson yesterday, the lawyer asked him if he saw evidence of
slander of title to the present, and he said yes. It indicates a
desire for damages covering the entire time period.
"However, Novell points out that prior rulings by this court and
the appeals court found that Novell was in fact the owner of the
copyrights, among other things, and Novell thinks it is grossly
unfair that it can't be allowed to mention those salient facts to
the jury, if the judge is going to allow SCO to claim damages "to
this day": "