Groklaw: SCO Motion to Bifurcate in IBM Case

“What is so funny is just this morning, I got an email from one
of the attorneys who explain this case to me behind the scenes and
here is what he wrote:

“‘I’m waiting for the Motion to Bifurcate. I’m sure SCO wants to
split its hopeless claims from its less hopeless claims.’

“From the message, you can get what a motion to bifurcate is.
The reasons for asking to bifurcate vary, but usually it’s because
you hope that if you settle one issue, you won’t have to litigate
the rest, or it will direct the rest in a way you would like. We’ll
have to wait to see the actual document to understand what their
argument is…”


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