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It seems that anymore no ruling is ever final. What is the point of all of the suits? Seems like we could cut out some stages of litigation and simplify the whole process.


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It seems that anymore no ruling is ever final. What is the point of all of the suits? Seems like we could cut out some stages of litigation and simplify the whole process.


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SONICblue Granted Stay of Judge Magistrate's Ruling


Stay Defers Previous Ruling Requiring SONICblue to Monitor ReplayTV 4000

Usage


SANTA CLARA, Calif. - May 15, 2002 - SONICblue Incorporated (Nasdaq: SBLU)

announced today that Judge Florence-Marie Cooper has granted the company's

request for a stay of a Magistrate Judge's April 26 ruling in the Paramount

Pictures Corp., et al. v. ReplayTV, Inc., et al. case, which requested

the company monitor its customers' viewing habits.


The stay defers final determination of the need for SONICblue to develop

software capable of monitoring ReplayTV 4000 usage until at least June

3, 2002 when the Judge will hear SONICblue's request to vacate the ruling.


"We are pleased that the court has granted this stay and look forward to

a full hearing in this matter," said Ken Potashner, president and CEO of

SONICblue.


Amicus briefs in support of SONICblue's position on this ruling were filed

on Monday, May 13, 2002 by the Electronic Privacy Information Center and

seven other entities and on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 by the Consumer Electronics

Association and three other entities.
 

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Better yet - abolish the court system altogether and return to the old west style of justice!
Ok I'll buy that scenario.

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It seems that anymore no ruling is ever final. What is the point of all of the suits? Seems like we could cut out some stages of litigation and simplify the whole process.
[.02]IMO, these types of ruling ("interlocutory" for those legal-esq. types) are important parts of maintaining checks and balances within our legal system. It helps protect people from rogue (i.e. wacked) judges. It's hard to be arbitrary when you have other judges above you looking over your shoulder, knowing that your order could be stayed pending appeal or overturned. So, stay orders are crucial to maintaining status quo or protecting the rights of appellants when they appeal what they consider to be an egregious ruling.


Slowness is actually a good thing in many ways in the legal system.[/.02]
 

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Some clever person wrote this is another thread: ;)

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Originally posted by TanRanger
The magistrate had a brief lapse

when Paramount fed him this c*@$,

"TV viewers must pay

by watching adverts all day

or this nation will promptly collapse!"
 
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