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SCO: But waitaminnit, yer Honor ~pj
Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 01:15 PM EDT

SCO, of course, is asking [PDF] the judge in U.S. District Court in Utah to reconsider his order denying SCO's request to reopen its case against IBM.

You knew they would:

SCO submits that reconsideration is appropriate because the Bankruptcy Court overseeing SCO’s bankruptcy proceedings lifted the stay of IBM’s counterclaims in February 2012 and IBM agreed to the reopening of the case should that stay be lifted. The Bankruptcy Court order lifting the stay was previously submitted to the Court with SCO’s Request to Submit for Decision, on June 14, 2012. (Exs. A and B.) Accordingly, SCO respectfully asks the Court to reconsider its decision and grant the Motion to Reopen the Case forthwith.
They are right about the Bankruptcy Court lifting the stay. So unless the judge is much more clever than I am, which is likely actually, I suspect he'll have to grant the motion to reopen, and then we'll see IBM make its moves. But of course, SCO wants more.

Here's what else SCO wants:
Should the Court grant the Motion, SCO respectfully submits that the Court would benefit from oral argument on the unresolved summary judgment motions and respectfully requests that the Court schedule such argument. In addition, insofar as the Court would benefit from supplemental briefing regarding any changes in the law relevant to the unresolved summary judgment motions, SCO remains prepared to provide such briefing at the Court’s direction.
The very last thing in the world that SCO wants is to have to rely on the record so far. As is SCO's wont, it would like to try to go after IBM's money in some new and creative way. I don't think it can possibly have any impact on Linux, but with SCO, you never know for sure what they'll come up with, so I keep my eyes open.

The filings:

05/07/2013 - 1110 - MOTION for Reconsideration of the Court's Order Denying Motion to Reopen the Case re 1109 Order on Motion to Reopen Case, Order on Motion for Hearing, Memorandum Decision and Memorandum in Support filed by Plaintiff SCO Group, Counter Defendant SCO Group. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Hatch, Brent) (Entered: 05/07/2013)


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Kerecktions --> Corrections
Authored by: OpenSourceFTW on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 01:17 PM EDT
Post 'em here with the oopsie in the title.

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Authored by: OpenSourceFTW on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 01:18 PM EDT
Please use links to the newspick you are discussing, so we can access them after
they scroll off the page.

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Off Topic
Authored by: OpenSourceFTW on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 01:19 PM EDT
Keep the discussion off topic, or you will be forced to represent SCO in the
coming case.

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Authored by: OpenSourceFTW on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 01:20 PM EDT
Keep the Comes transcriptions coming. Thanks.

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Quadrafect Post
Authored by: OpenSourceFTW on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 01:22 PM EDT
I did it, my 2nd or third Quadrafecta (I think)!

*Slow clapping*

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SCO: But waitaminnit, yer Honor ~pj
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 01:36 PM EDT
The stay was lifted February 2012, or maybe June 14, 2012.
If I understand the Timeline correctly, SCO requested a
change from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 bankruptcy on August 16,
2012. Did that perhaps "de-lift" the lifting of the stay, or
create another one?

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changes in the law?
Authored by: SpaceLifeForm on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 03:16 PM EDT
I can think of no changes in law that would apply here.
Are they going to attempt to confuse a judge?

Whatever, bring it on, it will be interesting.

Just like Prenda, they don't know how to quit.


You are being MICROattacked, from various angles, in a SOFT manner.

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SCO: But waitaminnit, yer Honor ~pj
Authored by: phands on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 03:51 PM EDT
So.....this is after they destroyed any "evidence"?????

This is just more SCO madness.

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Twits in Utah
Authored by: kawabago on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 05:44 PM EDT
Stupidity flows down hill. It must, it's pooling in Utah!

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Did the Delaware count *approve* the stipulation?
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 05:51 PM EDT
I see where IBM and SCO have stipulated in bankruptcy court that the stay in
Utah could be lifted, but I don't see any evidence that the bankruptcy court
actually acted and lifted the stay.

Am I missing something?

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Not bad work
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 05:53 PM EDT
This seems to be way better than SCO's usual motions, possibly because this time
they actually have a reasonable argument to make. They just make that argument,
without any of the usual tap-dancing. How refreshing (and how unusual).

But... *why* are they doing this? Do they really want to be in court facing
IBM's counterclaims? Are they delusional enough that they think they're going
to come out money ahead in that encounter? Do they still think the FUD has some
value, or that they're going to recover their "good name", or some
other PR-type reason? Or is it just "we have to act like we really
believe, in order to avoid sanctions and/or veil-piercing"?

Is it in order to collect more fees? There's no more juice left in that

The trustee thinks the claims have merit? Who gave him that idea? Who sold
that idea so hard that the trustee still thinks it's true? Are they still
selling it? If so, who and why? If not, in light of the completely one-sided
defeat that SCO suffered in Novell, why can't the trustee wake up and smell

What's going on here?


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I would laugh myself sick...
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 06:00 PM EDT
... if the Utah court replied, "Yes, we know the stay was lifted. But we
know, and you know, that you have no case and never did, and we refuse to waste
our time on this junk."

They'd say it like judges, of course...


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SCO is a bucket of boogers
Authored by: BJ on Wednesday, May 08 2013 @ 08:05 PM EDT

Try to grasp some -- you can't, its glibness escapes your grip.

I think I drew that comparison earlier, quite a few moons ago.


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