There is a notation on PACER in the IBM v. SCO litigation I should probably explain. Here's the PACER notation:
1081 - Filed: 09/20/2007
Order to Administratively Close Case
Docket Text: ORDER Administratively Closing this Case. Case may be reopened upon motion of pla(s) or dft(s). Judge Brooke C. Wells no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Dale A. Kimball on 9/20/07. (jwt)
This doesn't mean the case is over. It's just a way courts organize their cases. As the order states, it's administratively closed, and that word is in bold, and as soon as the stay is lifted, the motions before the judge will be back on the table. This just lets the world know he isn't about to announce his rulings on them, because Chapter 11 bankruptcy stays all such litigation while the company reorganizes, if SCO is allowed to do that, something not yet determined.
Also, Judge Wells was assigned to pretrial work. That part of the litigation is over, so this is marking that fact. So don't let it throw you. The bankruptcy case in Delaware is now center court, so to speak. The others are stayed, not ended. Not by a long shot. This is, as the order explains, just "removed from the list of active pending cases." In short, bookkeeping.